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Okla., Tenn. DR responding to tornadoes, wildfires

Wildfires spread quickly in north Oklahoma City, Edmond and Guthrie on Friday, March 31 causing many to lose their homes. Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) supported first responders providing meals on Friday and Saturday (April 1).

Record high number of professions of faith recorded at Falls Creek

DAVIS, Okla. (BP) – “To Him be the glory forever” – part of the theme Scripture for summer youth weeks at Falls Creek Conference Center – could also be the response from camp leadership, who saw God move in a powerful way during the eight weeks of camp.

Falls Creek ‘Road Show’ gets results

DAVIS, Okla. (BP) -- Anywhere from 5,000 to 8,000 students attend a camp at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center in Oklahoma each summer. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic made large, overnight gatherings impossible. Since students couldn't to come to Falls Creek, camp organizers took Falls Creek to them. Fourteen Falls Creek Road Shows made stops around the state.

Greear to students: ‘Follow Jesus’ call’

DAVIS, Okla. -- J.D. Greear has experience preaching to college students. The church he pastors -- The Summit Church in Durham, N.C. -- has a reputation of drawing many collegians from the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area. The current president of the Southern Baptist Convention seemed like a natural fit to speak at Collegiate Week, which Greear did Aug. 6. This was the second consecutive year Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center in Davis, Okla., hosted Collegiate Week, Aug. 4-8. LifeWay Christian Resources sponsors the event.

MedAdvance connects medical workers to missions

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) -- Medical professionals and medical missionaries met together this month to discuss how to share the Gospel and care for health needs around the world. Attendees gathered July 18-20 for the MedAdvance conference at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. The event is part of the International Mission Board's (IMB) strategy to introduce medical missions opportunities to Southern Baptist healthcare professionals.

Track captain, in newfound faith, begins Bible study

"Adoh," track captain at the University of Oklahoma and a new follower of Christ, now sees his running as a way to "give Him glory."

Church cheers for high school football team

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- How can a church impact its community? How about adopting a high school football team? Cherokee Hills Baptist Church is investing in Putnam City High School as families "adopt" players on the Pirates' football team by going to home games and cheering them on. The idea happened as pastor Mike Keahbone was looking for ways the Oklahoma City church could have a community presence. "We started praying for God to open doors," Keahbone recounted. "And Kyle Hale [Putnam City assistant football coach] started coming to our church earlier this year." Keahbone got to know Hale better as church members served lunch to the players during the preseason two-a-days practices.