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  • Ohio Baptists add a day for family Bible conference

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, December 05, 2018 (2 months ago)

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (BP) -- A first-ever Bible Conference on the Family sponsored by the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio preceded the convention's annual meeting in Sandusky.

    The Nov. 6 sessions led by Geoff & Sherry Surratt of Ministry Together aimed to minister to all families, especially those of pastors and church staff.

    On Nov. 7, SCBO president David Starry, lead pastor of First Light Church in the Dayton area, gaveled the convention's 65th annual meeting to order at the Kalahari Convention Center. Carl and Heather Cartee provided music for both meetings. Read More

  • Ohio Baptists hold to 50-50 SBC distribution

    by SCBO & BP Staff, posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (BP) -- With the sound of the "Ray Roberts Gavel" -- honoring a former State Convention of Baptists in Ohio executive director for whom the state missions offering is named -- SBCO President David Starry called the convention's 64th annual meeting to order Nov. 8.

    The meeting was hosted by Chillicothe Baptist Church whose pastor Timothy Cline welcomed the 260-plus participants.

    Starry, pastor of Vandalia First Baptist Church, chose the theme "Mission Ohio: Moving Forward with Your Head Up" to guide the one-day meeting in historic Chillicothe, the first capital of Ohio. Read More

  • Orville Griffin, former Ohio exec, dies at 85

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, October 20, 2017 (one year ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Orville H. Griffin, former executive director/treasurer of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio, died Sept. 18 at age 85 after several months of illness, according to a report from the Ohio convention.

    Griffin was the convention's executive director from 1992-1997 during 43 years of ministry in Ohio.

    "The legacy of Orville Heath Griffin is one rooted in the Great Commission and devoted to the Lord Jesus he loved and served so faithfully," said Jack Kwok, who succeeded Griffin. "He set a high mark for those who follow." Read More

  • Ohio Baptists may approve 50/50 CP giving

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, August 02, 2016 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Ohio Baptists may join a growing list of state conventions that split their annual Cooperative Program receipts equally between the state and Southern Baptist Convention national and international causes. Read More

  • 'Engage Ohio' initiatives garner convention's focus

    by Staff/State Convention of Baptists in Ohio, posted Tuesday, December 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    PATASKALA, Ohio (BP) -- "Engage Ohio: All for Him" was the theme of the Nov. 3-4 annual meeting of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio at the Columbus-area Jersey Baptist Church in Pataskala.

    SBCO President Mark Stinson, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Cambridge, called the 62nd annual meeting to order, with host pastor John Hayes, a former SBCO president, welcoming messengers and guests, who numbered 257 and 28, respectively, by the end of the meeting. Read More

  • Ohio Baptists praying outside 88 county seats

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Ohio Southern Baptists are praying publicly outside all 88 county headquarters across the state through May 29, proclaiming Scripture, praising Jesus and pleading for county officials, businesses and community concerns, organizer Cathy Pound told Baptist Press.

    "Most of the counties have specific concerns," said Pound, Women's Missions and Ministries Resource Group leader with the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio. "Maybe it's single moms, maybe it's drug addiction, maybe it's sex trafficking; whatever their specific concerns are, we've been lifting those concerns up." Read More

  • Ohio's rich Southern Baptist history

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 10, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- "The ripest field for Southern Baptist work in the U.S.A."

    That's how Ray Roberts, who would become the first executive secretary of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio, described the Buckeye state in 1952. Over the next six decades, Roberts and other Ohio Southern Baptists proved the ripeness of their field by planting hundreds of churches, establishing three other Baptist state conventions in pioneer areas, building a network of Baptist ministries and leading untold thousands to faith in Christ. Read More

  • Ohio Baptists support CP, armed forces

    by Jack Kwok, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (BP) -- Ohio Southern Baptists adopted a resolution reaffirming their support of the Cooperative Program and approved a budget forwarding more than 40 percent of CP receipts to Southern Baptist Convention causes during their annual meeting Nov. 5-6 at Liberty Heights Baptist Church in Liberty Township. Read More