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FROM THE STATES: Oklahoma ministry leader killed in accident; Missouri Baptists launch podcast on aging

Oklahoma pastor, ministry leader killed in accident

By Baptist Messenger Staff

EDMOND, Okla. (BP) – Clyde Cain, a well-known Oklahoma Baptist pastor and ministry leader, died Tuesday morning (Oct. 6).

Clyde Cain

Cain, 85, was reportedly struck by a motor vehicle in a parking lot following a morning event at First Baptist Church, according to KWTV-News 9.

Cain retired from Oklahoma Baptists’ state convention in 2002 after 28 years of service in the areas of evangelism and ministry leadership.

“Bro. Clyde made an immeasurable positive impact on Oklahoma Baptist churches,” said Hance Dilbeck, executive director-treasurer for Oklahoma Baptists. “His passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his love for our pastors and churches showed in all his life. We are praying for his family at this difficult time.”

First Baptist Edmond Pastor Blake Gideon said, “Dr. Cain was one of the godliest men I knew. A godly man to his wife and children, to his grandchildren. He loved the Lord with all of his heart. He was a teacher of the Bible here at our church.”

Anthony Jordan, retired Oklahoma Baptists executive director-treasurer who worked closely with Cain, called him “one of the finest Christian gentlemen I’ve ever known, adding: “He made a tremendous investment in the lives of pastors. The way he poured into their lives is unparalleled.”

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Missouri’s Baptist Home podcast to focus on aging issues

By Becky Barton

IRONTON, Mo. (BP) – The Baptist Home launched a new podcast this month to spotlight what God’s Word says about aging.

For more than 107 years, The Baptist Home, a ministry of the Missouri Baptist Convention, has been known for providing compassionate, Christ-like care to the aging. More recently, The Baptist Home has been working to share insights on aging issues by offering many educational resources for churches, pastors, caregivers and other agencies focused on improving the quality of life for the aging.

Based on Psalm 71, the “Biblical Perspectives on Aging” weekly podcast will feature one-on-one conversations with Christian aging experts from The Baptist Home and other industry leaders who will apply biblical truths to difficult and sometimes controversial aging issues related to moral relativism, eugenics, ageism, sanctity of life and ethics.

The podcast’s first guest, Ben Mitchell, retired Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy at Union University in Tennessee and author of “Ethics and Moral Reasoning,” discusses moral relativism’s impact on ethics and aging.

“I’m a Boomer,” Mitchell said on the podcast. “There are many of us who will have to learn both what it means to honor our fathers and mothers and what it means to have our children care for us. With a growing aging population which is living longer, but not always more healthily, the issues are alive and more urgent in many cases.”

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