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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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Coach Richt offers the Word of God to his team
Oct14

Coach Richt offers the Word of God to his team

“…you won the big one when you accepted Christ. And now that you’re teaching these guys and ministering to them, I think it’s just fantastic.” This is a line Mark Richt said in the movie “Facing the Giants,” a faith-based film about a high school coach who overcomes adversity to lead his football team to an unexpected successful season. In his cameo appearance, Richt commends the coach for the team’s success, but he also praises the...

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Upward Sports founder McCasland says sports can impact the world for Christ
Oct06

Upward Sports founder McCasland says sports can impact the world for Christ

Visit one of approximately 2,000 churches across the country on a Saturday during the fall and winter, and you will see just a sample of more than half a million boys and girls who are participating in organized sports. They, along with the family members and friends who are in the stands, will be hearing a Bible message at halftime of their contest. These young athletes and cheerleaders also will be spiritually mentored by their...

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OBU offensive lineman Clark named  to AFCA Allstate ‘Good Works Team’
Sep29

OBU offensive lineman Clark named to AFCA Allstate ‘Good Works Team’

SHAWNEE—Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced on Sept. 15 the 24 college football players, including Oklahoma Baptist University’s Zach Clark, and one honorary head coach named to the 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, one of the most coveted off-the-field honors in college football. The Good Works Team® award is celebrating 25 years of recognizing college football players who...

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OKC, Cherokee Hills adopts Putnam City football team
Sep18

OKC, Cherokee Hills adopts Putnam City football team

How can a church impact its community? How about adopting a high school football team? Oklahoma City, Cherokee Hills is investing in the players of the Putnam City High School football team, as families “adopt” players by going to the Pirates’ home games and cheering them on. This idea happened as Pastor Mike Keahbone was looking for ways Cherokee Hills could have a community presence. “We started praying for God to open doors,” said...

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GameDay Church in second NFL season, ready to expand
Sep17

GameDay Church in second NFL season, ready to expand

>> by Nicole Kalil Florida Baptist Witness JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP)—When most people think about tailgating, they think of football, food and fun with family and friends. But believers in the Jacksonville area have the chance to add faith to the mix before every Jacksonville Jaguars home game as GameDay Church returns for the 2016 NFL season. Last year more than 200 people gathered for a new kind of worship experience as GameDay...

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