OBU to Host 23-Hour New Testament Reading

As part of Holy Week, Oklahoma Baptist University will host a New Testament Reading next to the university’s Stubblefield Chapel. This 23-hour-long event will begin on Wednesday, April 12 at 8:30 p.m., and close at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13.

OBU freshmen student body will sponsor a prayer tent in conjunction with the event.

“The main purpose of this event is to glorify God and to encourage reading of the scripture,” said Dr. John Nichols, OBU associate professor of mathematics and the originator of the reading. “We also hope that this would help build community relations within the OBU family, as well as with local churches, the Pottawatomie Lincoln Baptist Association, and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.”

Dr. Anthony Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the BGCO, and Russell Cook, PLBA director of missions, will take part in both the opening and closing ceremonies for the event. The closing ceremony is slated to begin at 6:15 p.m. on April 13.

“We are encouraging everyone to sign up for a reading time and for time in the prayer tent,” said Dale Griffin, OBU campus minister. “It is a great way to participate in Holy Week.”

Individuals can sign up for reading times by contacting Tanya Ritchie at 405-878-2377.