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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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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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