NORMAN—One hundred years ago, the University of Oklahoma (OU) Baptist Student Union had its beginnings. On Friday, Oct. 20, at the OU Baptist College Ministry (BCM) Building on campus in Norman, more than 500 students and BCM/BSU alumni and supporters gathered for a special 100th anniversary event.

Included in the anniversary event was a cookout with activities for people of all ages. On display were photos and memorabilia throughout the decades of this storied ministry. A special program took place, with speakers including longtime OU BSU Director Max Barnett, OU BSU alumnus Kirk Humphreys and current OU BCM director Shane Kammerer, as well as live and video testimonies from other ministry alumni.

“From the beginning, through the years to today, the Lord has uniquely blessed the Baptist campus ministries at OU,” Kammerer said. “On this important ministry milestone, we want to honor what God has done in the past, what He is doing now and what we pray He continues to do in years to come.”

The mission of OU BCM is, “We challenge students to know, love and glorify God by declaring the Gospel, developing qualified laborers and deploying trained disciple makers.” For more information, visit