Bison Youth Day Provides A Preview of OBU Life

More than 700 youth from across the state met at Oklahoma Baptist University Saturday, Nov. 4, for the second annual Bison Youth Day. The office of admissions and Student Ambassadors organization host the event to provide a chance for junior and senior high students to come to campus and participate in OBU life.

"We want to let students know that we care about what they are doing," said Lawrence Keith, OBU admissions counselor and director of Bison Youth Day.

After being welcomed to campus by President Mark Brister, students heard a life testimony from Bison basketball sophomore Joseph Hall. The main speaker for the day was Chris Wall, minister of youth at Council Road Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Wall encouraged the youth to seek a deeper walk with Christ in their daily lives.

Roscoe 90, a band comprised of OBU students, performed contemporary Christian music and led the youth in praise and worship.

The youth also attended the Bison and Lady Bison basketball games.

"They were out of control at the game because they were so excited," said junior Student Ambassador Collin Nasalroad. "Joe Hall made a big impact on them when he spoke and they were really happy to see him play."

The youth filled both sides of the Noble Complex gym and were not disappointed as both OBU teams won.

"Bison Youth Day was outstanding," Keith said. "Everything flowed exceptionally well and we all had a good time--even the sponsors."

The next Bison Youth Day is scheduled for April 21, 2001.