January 2002 News Articles

Allen Challenges Students to Matter

January 31, 2002—"God left behind an old, rugged, wooden, bloodstained cross declaring for eternity that God loves you," Rev. Jackie Allen told Oklahoma Baptist University students in his Jan. 30 chapel address. Allen, pastor of First Baptist Church in Miami, told students that with God's unconditional,…

Native African-American Sound Comes to OBU

January 30, 2002—The history and heritage of native African-American culture will come alive through rhythm and song for Oklahoma Baptist University's chapel service, Feb. 6. The internationally acclaimed Georgia Sea Island Singers will be in concert at OBU during the 10 a.m. chapel service and at 7:30 p.m.,…

OBU Chapel Speakers Diverse in Ministry

January 25, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University's spring chapel speaker lineup includes a variety of personalities in Christian vocations and ministries. Jackie Allen, pastor of First Baptist Church in Miami, will be the featured speaker on Jan. 30. Allen is a 1987 graduate of OBU and has pastored four churches…

Camerata Hosts OBU’s Acclaimed Young People’s Choir

January 11, 2002—The inaugural convocation of the Church Music Camerata at Oklahoma Baptist University will begin with a concert by the nationally recognized Concert Choir, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Potter Auditorium. The Concert Choir of OBU's Preparatory Department is under the direction of…

OBU Student to Raise Olympic Torch Today

January 11, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University freshman Lacie Habekott will bear the ceremonial Olympic flame today in Oklahoma City. Habekott, who has a prosthetic leg, will carry the Olympic torch along Lincoln Blvd. from 32nd St. to 34th St. at 3:10 p.m.The native of Woodward, Okla., was nominated to carry…

MTI Offers Something for Everyone

January 7, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University will continue its effort to equip people to better serve congregations through Ministry Training Institute course offerings this spring. In its 18th year, the ministry-equipping program currently offers classes at 29 centers in Oklahoma, Indiana, Kansas, Oregon,…

OBU Intramurals Visits National Competition

January 6, 2002—Representatives of Oklahoma Baptist University's popular intramural sports program reached the quarterfinals of the American Intercollegiate Intramural Championship's National Flag Football Tournament in New Orleans recently, after taking the top trophy at a regional contest. The women's team,…

Bison Glee Club to Debut Oklahoma Composers at Spring Concert

January 1, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison Glee Club will present two never-before-performed songs by Oklahoma composers in an annual spring concert, Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Shawnee. The debut pieces, "The Winds of Earth," by Greg Davis, a Tulsa…