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Oklahoma Baptists celebrate $1 billion cumulative CP giving

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) – Members of Oklahoma Baptists board of directors met on March 7 at the Baptist Building in Oklahoma City for a time of prayer, fellowship, reports and key business. During the afternoon plenary session, Todd Fisher, executive director-treasurer for Oklahoma Baptists, shared ministry updates and the historic news that Oklahoma Baptist churches recently surpassed $1 billion in cumulative giving.

After fire, Oklahoma church experiences ‘motivational kindness’

WEATHERFORD, Okla. (BP) – Pastor Skylar Spradlin of Trinity Baptist Church said it was “an ordinary day” when he and another church staff member discovered a fire that broke out in the church’s sanctuary Nov. 1, 2022.

FIRST-PERSON: Politics, religion and Him

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) – If you scroll through your social media posts, what’s the most common topic on which you focus? Perhaps it’s sports, food or movies. If you’re a Christian, hopefully the Bible and Jesus are often discussed.

Anthony Jordan to retire after ‘journey of a lifetime’

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) -- Anthony L. Jordan, who has served as executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma since April 1996, announced Tuesday (Sept. 12) his plans to retire next year. Jordan's nearly 22-year tenure stands as the longest of any to hold that role in Oklahoma. He announced his decision to retire during the BGCO Board of Directors meeting. "This has been the journey of a lifetime," Jordan shared in his remarks to the board.

Q&A: Laurie talks Crossover, Billy Graham & WWIII

Evangelist Greg Laurie shares in an interview with The Baptist Messenger about the upcoming Harvest evangelism mega-rally in Phoenix on June 11.

Pastor: Okla. church a ‘church of new beginnings’

HINTON, Okla. (BP) — “And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great.” — Job 8:7 That verse has special significance for Mike Price, pastor of Scott Baptist Church in Hinton, Okla., and his congregation. The church, founded in 1946, had dwindled to only a handful of members a few years […]

Okla. City Thunder chaplain is Baptist minister

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) — As a young boy, Cedric Hardimon dreamed of someday playing in the NBA. Little did he know God would place him in ministry to NBA players. Today, Hardimon, 31, is chaplain for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are facing San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals. “I have always had a […]