The 2017 State Evangelism Conference (SEC) at Del City, First Southern is quickly approaching.

The event takes place Jan. 30-31, with a Night of Prayer Jan. 29. As a part of SEC, the Women’s Session will take place Jan. 31 from 9-noon.

Women from across Oklahoma will have time to fellowship and grow together in their walk with the Lord as they learn from other women in leadership positions. This year, the Women’s Session will focus on reaching those in the Muslim community.

“I love Muslim women and look forward to learning from some experts in the field,” said Stacy Neuschaefer, WMU state president and emcee for the event. “God has brought the nations to us.  I pray God stirs the hearts of our women to open their lives to women of these many nations.”

The Women’s Session will feature several powerful women who have served as a missionary or humanitarian during their lives.

Author Kate McCord, a Christian humanitarian aid worker in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2013, will be the event’s keynote speaker. While in Afghanistan, McCord learned the local language and developed lasting friendships with local Afghans.

State leadership team members Rockie Naser and Ruth will be speaking in the Women’s session in addition to McCord.

Rockie Naser is a former Muslim who accepted Christ into her heart in 1998. She has a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies and a masters of theology degree in evangelism and discipleship from Dallas Theological Seminary. Naser is on staff at Broken Arrow, First as the director of women’s ministry.

Ruth is a former missionary and, as a precaution, her last name is not disclosed. Ruth was born in the United States but raised in South America.

Ruth graduated with a nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin, is married and has four children. Ruth has served for more than 30 years alongside her husband and family in Southeast Asia. Together, with the Lord at their side, their family has experienced firsthand the mighty acts of God in the midst of living in dangerous or difficult environments.

The Women’s Session will be in the gymnasium at Del City, First Southern. The event is free and childcare is available by registration. Registration is available online at

The Women’s Session at SEC is made possible by the generous donations of Oklahoma Baptists through gifts through the Cooperative Program.