September 2018 News Articles

‘The Art of Black Preaching’ Gaskin Lecture and Panel Discussion Set for Oct. 1 at OBU

September 28, 2018—Dr. Claybon Lea Jr. will deliver the Gaskin Lecture Monday, Oct. 1, at Oklahoma Baptist University. The lecture will take place at 10 a.m. in the upper level of the Geiger Center, rooms 219-220, on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The theme of the lecture will be “The Art of Black…

Rev. Billy Kim Gives OBU Chapel Message, Joined by Korean Children’s Choir, Sept. 26

September 26, 2018—On Wednesday, Sept. 26, Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium was filled with joyful noise and a powerful message when the Far East Broadcasting Company Korean Children’s Choir came to perform. Their appearance was followed by OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock presenting Rev. Billy…

OBU Theatre Students Hone their Craft in New York, Nevada

September 26, 2018—It is every college student’s dream to participate in a workshop, camp or an internship in their future career field. Experiencing their “dream job” outside of a classroom setting is an invaluable opportunity to gain knowledge, make connections and grow their portfolio when…

Internationally Known Pastor Billy Kim to Speak During OBU Chapel Sept. 26

September 24, 2018—Dr. Billy Kim, chairman of Far East Broadcasting Company in Korea, will deliver the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Sept. 26. Kim is the pastor emeritus of Suwon Central Baptist Church and was the president of the Baptist World Alliance from 2000-2005. He pastored…

Shawnee Honor Choir and Korean Children’s Choir to Perform at OBU Sept. 25

September 21, 2018—The Shawnee Honor Choir and the Korean Children’s Choir will perform in concert Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The event is free and open to the public. The Korean Children’s Choir, with children ranging…

Henry Winkler to speak at 2019 Green and Gold Gala

September 21, 2018—Henry Winkler, Emmy-winning actor, director, producer and New York Times best-selling author, will be the keynote speaker at Oklahoma Baptist University’s annual Green and Gold Gala. The event will take place March 5, 2019, at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City. The…

Scott Challenges Students to ‘Know Who God Is’ During Sept. 19 Chapel Message

September 20, 2018—Reverend Anthony L. Scott, pastor of First Baptist Church North Tulsa, delivered the chapel message Sept. 19 at Oklahoma Baptist University. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee.He preached from Exodus 16:11-12. He challenged the…

Fall Philosophy Forum Series Kicks off Sept. 14 with Dr. Matthew Halsted

September 14, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University kicks off its 2018-19 Philosophy Forum series beginning Friday, Sept. 14. The first event features guest speaker Dr. Matthew Halsted, pastor of First Baptist Church of McLoud, Oklahoma. His lecture titled “The Value of Philosophy in Theological Studies”…

Kimbrough Shares ‘GO Week’ Chapel Message Sept. 12

September 13, 2018—Blake Kimbrough, a missionary with the International Mission Board, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Oklahoma Baptist University. He continued the theme of “The Gospel” for Global Outreach (GO) Week. He taught from Romans 10:13-17, discussing the Gospel and…

University Chorale Announces Two Performances Oct. 7 in Oklahoma City

September 11, 2018—The University Chorale at Oklahoma Baptist University recently announced two tour dates for the fall 2018. The Chorale will be performing Sunday, Oct. 7, at two locations in Oklahoma City. The Chorale will perform during the morning worship service at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. The…

OBU Earns Top Rankings for 27th Straight Year from U.S. News & World Report

September 10, 2018—For the 27th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Oklahoma Baptist University as one of the top colleges in numerous categories. OBU ranked highly on numerous lists, including, “The Overall Best Regional Colleges of the West,” “The Foreign Student…

Visiting Writer Seminars to Welcome Author Mark Jarman Sept. 27-28

September 7, 2018—The Visiting Writer Seminars at Oklahoma Baptist University will welcome accomplished author Mark Jarman to campus Sept. 27-28. Jarman is a poet and the author of “The Heronry” and “Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems,” both from Sarabande Books. He has also published…

Wall Street Journal Ranks OBU Second Nationally in Student Engagement

September 6, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University was recently recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education as a Top School for Student Engagement. The placement score, which is based on how engaged students feel they are with their professors, their peers and their education, was part of the…

Brantley to Lead Recruitment for OBU Graduate College

September 6, 2018—Will Brantley, director of admissions at Oklahoma Baptist University, will transition to a new role at the university effective Sept. 10. Brantley will join the OBU Graduate College as director of recruitment. Brantley came to Bison Hill in 2015. He previously served at Union University in…

Gambo Delivers Fall Chapel Theme Interpretation Message Sept. 5

September 5, 2018—Dr. David Gambo, assistant professor of Christian ministry and Reverend A. E. and Dora Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry, delivered the fall chapel theme interpretation message Wednesday, Sept. 5. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the campus of Oklahoma…

OBU Ranks Second in State on Top Colleges List, Top 25 in Nation for Christian Schools

September 5, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University recently ranked second on a list of top colleges and universities in the state of Oklahoma. OBU also ranked 23rd on a list of Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the nation. The rankings were compiled by College Consensus. College Consensus, a unique new…