Kyle Thomas leads the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). His job as director focuses on accomplishing seven priorities: evangelism, discipleship, missions, recruiting, leadership development, faculty relations and church relations. Kyle and his team believe that by focusing on fulfilling these seven priorities throughout the year they can have an impact on students on the UCO campus.

Kyle has found there are many things on a college campus that prevent students from valuing being connected to a biblical community, like the BCM. They instead value the comforts offered by this world and fear missing out on things typically considered to be part of the college experience. But seeing students develop a genuine passion to follow Jesus and make Him known to their peers makes the effort all worthwhile.

“Every week our leaders gather for a meeting,” Kyle said. “During this time, I ask them to share opportunities they had during the week to listen to the Holy Spirit leading them to initiate a conversation. This is one of my favorite times because students share how they stepped out in boldness to have a conversation centered on Jesus. Recently, one girl shared that she had developed a friendship with a classmate that led to her classmate accepting Christ!”

Please pray students who are believers will have a burden for the lost on the UCO campus. Pray for the faculty, staff and students at UCO and Oklahoma Christian University. Pray for BCM staff as they invest in students. Pray they will have a heart to fulfill the Great Commission all their lives. Pray also for Kyle, his wife, Nikki, and their two young children.

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Kyle Thomas is featured in the 2023 Missionary Prayer Guide for Oklahoma Baptists. For more information about the Cooperative Program, visit