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  • Anthony Jordan to retire after 'journey of a lifetime'

    by Brian Hobbs/Baptist Messenger, posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 (7 days ago)

    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. Read More

  • Pro-life roses at capitol: Okla. Baptists' 25th year

    by Chris Doyle/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, posted Friday, February 26, 2016 (one year ago)

    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Oklahoma has been declared the "number one" state on Americans United for Life's "Life List" -- a recognition by the nation's oldest pro-life organization based on how well Oklahoma law protects life.

    The achievement can be attributed to the many years Oklahomans have encouraged state government leaders to support pro-life legislation, including Oklahoma Baptists' 25 years of involvement in Rose Day. Read More

  • Falls Creek dedicates event center & new lodge

    by Oklahoma Baptist Messenger Staff, posted Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Austin Urton
    DAVIS, Okla. (BP) -- The newest facilities at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, including a state-of-the-art events center and new lodge, were dedicated Feb. 2 by leaders of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, which owns and operates the nationally known ministry, founded in 1917.

    BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan noted at the dedication ceremony, "In all, we have completed more than $55 million in revitalization of existing facilities, infrastructure and the construction of new buildings," including the 7,000-seat R.A. Young Tabernacle that opened in 2007 and the new Mathena Family Event Center, Thompson Family Lodge and Jordan Welcome Center. Read More