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Possible record-breaking buck, baptism in same week
Nov25

Possible record-breaking buck, baptism in same week

NASHVILLE (BP)—As his pastor said at Stephen Tucker’s baptism, it had been a good week. First he bagged a 47-point buck that may break the world record for largest antlers ever measured, then it was his birthday and then he followed the Lord in believer’s baptism. Tucker, of Gallatin, Tenn., was baptized Nov. 13 at Hendersonville, Tenn., First, where pastor Bruce Chesser explained Tucker had been a believer for years but had not...

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3 reasons why this unathletic mom loves sports
Nov18

3 reasons why this unathletic mom loves sports

Sports is an interesting topic for me to write about since I’ve never played an inning, a down or a match. I’ve never been up to bat or down a break. Nevertheless, sports have always, in some way, been a part of my life. 1. A tradition to pass down I grew up in the deep South where college football is king, and your allegiance begins at an early age. “Roll Tide!” has been a part of my vocabulary since I can remember and is still a...

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NFL icon Archie Manning to speak at OBU’s ‘Green & Gold’ Gala
Nov11

NFL icon Archie Manning to speak at OBU’s ‘Green & Gold’ Gala

SHAWNEE—Archie Manning, All-American quarterback and NFL icon, will be the featured speaker during the fifth annual Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) Green and Gold Gala Tues., March 7, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Manning will bring an inspirational message on leadership lessons he learned as a player, a businessman and a father. When people think of Archie Manning, they think football. But...

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LA Rams Coach Fisher shares he ‘accepted the Lord’
Nov04

LA Rams Coach Fisher shares he ‘accepted the Lord’

Jeff Fisher recalls a bad experience he had in a Catholic mass as a young boy sitting with a friend. “I was sitting at church, and we happened to be playing with the sunlight that was coming down from the stained glass window, and the monsignor came down to the pew and grabbed (Fisher and a friend) by our neck collars and said, ‘I’ll deal with you,’” the Los Angeles Rams head coach remembers. In August, Fisher recorded an I Am Second...

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Grandfield HS football coach inspires on & off the field
Oct28

Grandfield HS football coach inspires on & off the field

GRANDFIELD—The night featured perfect football weather. The Grandfield Bearcats were hosting the Tipton Tigers in a major Class C battle, Oct. 14, as Grandfield was undefeated and Tipton had only one loss entering that Friday night contest. Tipton was the better team that night. The Tigers won 52-6 over the Bearcats, who only fielded 10 players for the eight-man matchup. Even though Coach William Dickey’s squad was overmatched due to...

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NW Classen sees support from churches, community
Oct21

NW Classen sees support from churches, community

A few weeks ago, The Baptist Messenger featured a story about Oklahoma City, Cherokee Hills adopting the Putnam City High School football team. The purpose was for the church to find a way to make an impact on its surrounding community. In another area of Oklahoma City, Northwest Classen High School, one of the oldest and largest schools in the metro area, is experiencing the impact of multiple churches who are rallying around the...

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