August 14, 2007
For the third consecutive year, Shawnee will be the site of a school-year kickoff event for college, high school and middle school students from across Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Baptist University will host Saturday in the Park at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25. The free event on the campus will feature Christian artists Steve Fee and the Jason Tompkins band.
Shane Hall, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Clinton, will be a guest speaker. Other musical performers at Saturday in the Park include Timberline Hike, the Aaron Mowery Chapel Band, Go-Go Stereo and Julie Patty.
“OBU students, church-related college students and students from Baptist Collegiate Ministries across the state will gather to glorify God,” said Dale Griffin, OBU campus minister. “They will rally under the banner of the Sovereign Lord who will walk with them through the coming weeks of academic life.
“This gathering also will assist students in their commitment to think ‘Christianly’ as they wrestle with the many challenges that lie ahead in their fields of study and life decisions,” he said.
Performances will begin in the quadrangle in front of OBU’s Mabee Learning Center, just southwest of the intersection of Kickapoo and MacArthur Streets. The event will culminate with a worship program in Raley Chapel. A hamburger meal will be offered for $3 per person.
Steve Fee is a worship artist who has appeared at prominent Christian conferences Passion ’07 and OneDay. Reviews on his recent CD release, Burn for You, say the album “captures the worship leadership that fans around the world have grown to love. The CD promises to become a favorite of worship leaders and worshippers alike.”
Jason Tompkins Band is a worship band with two releases, Unbreakable and Live at Ft. Sill. The latter work was recorded live at Lawton’s Sheridan Road Theater before an audience of 1,500 U.S. Army basic training soldiers.
Participants in OBU’s Exploring Your Call also are invited to attend Saturday in the Park. Exploring Your Call, an event for students who have completed seventh through 12th grades and have committed to serve in Christian ministry, will meet on the OBU campus from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Aug. 25.
For more details, call OBU’s campus ministry office at 405-878-2377.