The Oklahoma Baptist Historical Commission is seeking nominations of persons to be considered for induction into the Oklahoma Baptist Hall of Fame (HOF) and recipients of the annual Distinguished Service Award (DSA). Nominations must be received by April 30.

Oklahoma Baptist Hall of Fame

All recommendations will be given careful consideration by the HOF committee of the Historical Commission. Using the following guidelines, nominees:

a. Must have been deceased seven or more years;
b. Must have had a good reputation both within and without the Body of Christ;
c. Must have by calling, dedication, and sacrifice given their life in service to the Lord;
d. Must have made significant contributions to the denominational work of Oklahoma Baptists; and
e. Must have been known to cooperate with fellow believers in promoting the saving message of Jesus Christ.

A short biographical sketch should accompany each recommendation, citing support for the nomination. A photograph of the person being recommended should also be included.

Recommendations should be sent to the Oklahoma Baptists’ Historical Commission, 3800 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

Each nomination must be signed by the person submitting the recommendation and include their full mailing address, telephone number, and email address, if available. Following the annual meeting, an article about the person will be printed in The Oklahoma Baptist Chronicle.

Distinguished Service Award

The same guidelines for the Hall of Fame nominees will be used for the Distinguished Service Award, with the exception of letter a.

During a special luncheon held each year at the Oklahoma Baptists’ annual meeting in November the Oklahoma Baptist Historical Commission recognizes the HOF inductees and presents the Distinguished Service Award to the person who has shown consistently faithful service through the years.

Following the annual meeting, an article about the DSA recipient will also be printed in The Oklahoma Baptist Chronicle.

For additional information, please contact Bob Nigh, Oklahoma Baptists’ Historical Secretary, at 405/990-0123.