Chapel News Articles

Dr. Hance Dilbeck to Speak in Chapel Nov. 14

November 12, 2018 | Permalink

Dr. Hance Dilbeck, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, will deliver OBU’s chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 14. The service will take place at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Before…

Dr. Emerson Falls Delivers Chapel Message Nov. 7 at OBU

November 7, 2018 | Permalink

Dr. Emerson Falls, Native American ministries specialist with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 7, at OBU in Shawnee. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter…

Ruth Chou Simons Delivers OBU Chapel Message Oct. 31

October 31, 2018 | Permalink

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, Ruth Chou Simons brought the chapel message to students and faculty at Oklahoma Baptist University. Simons is an artist, author, entrepreneur and speaker. Her Instagram, GraceLaced, has more than 114,000 followers. She…

BGCO’s Sanders Delivers OBU Chapel Message Oct. 24

October 24, 2018 | Permalink

Todd Sanders, student education specialist and Falls Creek program associate at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Oct. 24. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s…

Ashford Delivers Hobbs Lecture on “Christian Politics in a Secular Age” Oct. 17 at OBU

October 17, 2018 | Permalink

Dr. Bruce Ashford delivered the Hobbs Lecture at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Oct. 17. The event took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Ashford is the provost and dean of the faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological…

Dr. Bobby Kelly Delivers Chapel Message from Acts 9 on Saul’s Conversion

October 10, 2018 | Permalink

Dr. Bobby Kelly, Ruth Dickinson Professor of Religion, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Oct. 10. His message was from Acts 9:1-18 and detailed Saul’s conversion from persecutor of Christians to…

Ed Newton Teaches on Jonah at OBU Chapel Oct. 3

October 3, 2018 | Permalink

Ed Newton, lead pastor of Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas, addressed the Oklahoma Baptist University community Wednesday, Oct. 3, during the 10 a.m. service in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Newton delivered a message from…

Lea Speaks at Gaskin Lecture and Panel Discussion

October 1, 2018 | Permalink

Dr. Claybon Lea Jr. delivered the Gaskin Lecture on Monday, Oct. 1, at Oklahoma Baptist University. The theme of the lecture was “The Art of Black Preaching.” Lea is the pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist church in Fairfield and Suisun…

Ed Newton to Speak at OBU Chapel Oct. 3

October 1, 2018 | Permalink

Dr. Ed Newton, lead pastor of Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas, will speak during OBU’s chapel service Oct. 3. The service will take place at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee.…

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

September 26, 2018 | Permalink

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…

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

September 24, 2018 | Permalink

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…

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

September 20, 2018 | Permalink

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…

Kimbrough Shares ‘GO Week’ Chapel Message Sept. 12

September 13, 2018 | Permalink

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…

Gambo Delivers Fall Chapel Theme Interpretation Message Sept. 5

September 5, 2018 | Permalink

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…

Gambo Installed as Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry

August 29, 2018 | Permalink

Dr. David Gambo, assistant professor of Christian ministry, was installed as the second recipient of the Reverend A.E. and Dora Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry during Oklahoma Baptist University’s Convocation held Wednesday, Aug. 29.…

Whitlock Challenges University Community to ‘Live Worthy of Our Heavenly Citizenship’

August 29, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University President Dr. David W. Whitlock delivered the annual Convocation address Wednesday, Aug. 29. Convocation takes place the first Wednesday of every fall semester and is a time when the president inspires the university…

OBU Announces 2018 Fall Chapel Theme and Speakers

August 27, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University recently announced the theme and speaker lineup for the Fall 2018 Chapel Series. This semester’s theme will be, “Fully Devoted to Christ: What could God do with one completely yielded soul?” The…

Hernandez and Gallaty to Deliver Fall Challenge Messages Aug. 21-24

August 21, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will host the annual Fall Challenge Chapel Series Aug. 21-24. The first chapel messages of the semester are traditionally known as the “Fall Challenge” and are a part of OBU’s Welcome Week, where…

OBU Confers Degrees Upon 288 Graduates

May 18, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 288 graduates during its 104th Spring Commencement Friday, May 18. The event took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The graduating students took…

OBU Recognizes Outstanding Students During Awards Chapel

May 9, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University recognized outstanding students during Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium, with seniors Caleb Schantz and Haylee Belcher receiving the highest awards given. The…

OBU Commissions Students, Faculty and Staff for Worldwide Summer Service

May 2, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University hosted a special Global Outreach Commissioning service Wednesday, May 2, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The university recognized and prayed for students,…

Songwriter and Author Dennis Jernigan Delivers Chapel Message April 25

April 25, 2018 | Permalink

OBU alumnus Dennis Jernigan, ’81, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, April 25. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Jernigan spoke on the…

Author and Teacher Horton Delivers Chapel Address April 18

April 18, 2018 | Permalink

Elicia Horton, author and teacher, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, April 18. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Horton used the first two…

SGA Honors OBU Faculty as ‘Seven Who Care’

April 12, 2018 | Permalink

OBU students honored seven faculty and staff members Wednesday, April 11, for their contributions to the campus community. The honorees received the Seven Who Care Award during the university’s annual Hyde Park Day chapel service in Raley…

Kelly Delivers OBU Chapel Message on ‘Living as Exiles’

April 4, 2018 | Permalink

Dr. Bobby Kelly, Ruth Dickinson professor of religion, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, April 4. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Kelly used…

Author and Missionary Esther Burroughs Delivers Chapel Message

March 14, 2018 | Permalink

Esther Burroughs, author, speaker and retired missionary, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, March 14, at Oklahoma Baptist University. Burroughs used John 1 to illustrate a life of service modeled after Christ. Bob Burroughs,…

Student Preacher Colin Crawford Delivers Chapel Message on Seeking Christ

March 7, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University student Colin Crawford delivered the chapel message Wednesday, March 7, at 10 a.m. Faculty of the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry selected Crawford, a senior pastoral ministry major, to deliver a message as…

Renowned Author Trillia Newbell Delivers Chapel Message Feb. 28

February 28, 2018 | Permalink

Trillia Newbell, author, speaker and director of community outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Oklahoma Baptist University. Newbell…

Jones Delivers Focus Week Chapel Message Feb. 16

February 16, 2018 | Permalink

Dr. Kevin Jones, associate dean of academic innovation and assistant professor of teacher education at Boyce College, delivered the chapel message Feb. 16 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Jones’ used 1 Corinthians to provide students…

Jones and Williams Discuss Racism During Focus Week Chapel Feb. 14

February 14, 2018 | Permalink

Dr. Kevin Jones, associate dean of academic innovation and assistant professor of teacher education at Boyce College, and Dr. Jarvis Williams, associate professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary, delivered the chapel…

Concerto-Aria to Feature Nine Students with Orchestra Feb. 18

February 13, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will host its 44th annual Concerto-Aria Concert Sunday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The concert is free and open…

Williams Delivers Focus Week Chapel Message Feb. 12

February 12, 2018 | Permalink

Dr. Jarvis Williams, associate professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary, delivered the chapel message Feb. 12 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Williams' message came from Galatians 5 and emphasized the importance of Godly…

Focus Week to Concentrate on Racial Unity Feb. 12-16

February 9, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will welcome two speakers to campus for its annual Focus Week event Feb. 12-16, which will focus on the topic of racial unity. Focus Week is designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. Dr. Jarvis…

Ben Rector to Perform at OBU March 3

February 5, 2018 | Permalink

Purchase tickets to see Ben Rector at OBU. Ben Rector, the musician with hits like, “Brand New” and “When a Heart Breaks,” will perform an intimate, acoustic concert Saturday, March 3. The concert will be held in Raley…

Naylor to Deliver Founders’ Day Address

February 5, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will observe its annual Founders’ Day celebration during chapel services Wednesday Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. The Founder’s Day event is held annually to commemorate the University’s incorporation in 1910.…

Pastor Gregg Matte of Houston FBC Delivers Chapel Message

January 31, 2018 | Permalink

Gregg Matte, senior pastor of Houston First Baptist Church and founder of Breakaway Ministries, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Oklahoma Baptist University. Matte used the story of the burning bush from Exodus 3 to instruct…

Houston FBC Pastor Gregg Matte to Deliver First Chapel Address of Spring Semester

January 24, 2018 | Permalink

Gregg Matte, senior pastor of Houston First Baptist Church and founder of Breakaway Ministries, will speak at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message kicks off the chapel…

Bailey Delivered Chapel Address Nov. 29

November 30, 2017 | Permalink

Wayne Bailey, pastor of the Grace Indian Baptist Church in Calera, Oklahoma, delivered the chapel address Nov. 29 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message continued the chapel series “Following Jesus: Understanding and…

IMB President Platt Delivered Chapel Message on Selfless Love

November 15, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. David Platt, president of the International Missions Board, delivered the Oklahoma Baptist University chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message continued the chapel series, “Following…

Williams Delivers Chapel Message on Responding to the Call of Christ

November 8, 2017 | Permalink

K. Marshall Williams Sr., senior pastor of Nazarene Baptist Church in Philadelphia, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Oklahoma Baptist University. His message continued the chapel series, “Following Jesus: Understanding…

IMB President David Platt to Speak at Chapel Nov. 15

November 7, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will welcome Dr. David Platt, president of the International Missions Board, to Bison Hill Wednesday, Nov. 15 to speak in the weekly chapel service. The service will begin at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter…

Ziafat Delivers Chapel Message on Submitting to Christ

November 1, 2017 | Permalink

Afshin Ziafat, lead pastor of Providence Church in Frisco, Texas, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Oklahoma Baptist University. His message continued the chapel series, “Following Jesus: Understanding and Responding to…

“October Baby” Actress Shari Rigby Delivers Chapel Message

October 25, 2017 | Permalink

Note: Due to technical difficulties, a short section of video is missing starting at 23:36. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Shari Rigby, renowned speaker, author, director and actress, delivered the chapel message Wednesday,…

Yarnell Delivers Annual Hobbs Lecture Oct. 18

October 18, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. Malcolm B. Yarnell, research professor of systematic theology, director of the Oxford Study Program and director of the Center for Theological Research  at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, delivered the annual Hobbs Lecture…

Reed Delivers OBU Chapel Message Oct. 4

October 4, 2017 | Permalink

Rev. Dr. John A. Reed, Jr., senior pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, delivered the chapel message Oct. 4 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message came from Luke 7 and was titled, “Are you the one?” He…

Davis Delivers Gaskin Lecture on History of African American Baptist Churches in Oklahoma

October 2, 2017 | Permalink

France A. Davis, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, delivered the Gaskin Lecture at Oklahoma Baptist University Oct. 2. His topic was “The History of African American Baptist Churches in Oklahoma from 1990 to…

Bebbington Presents Lecture on Life of William Carey

September 29, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. David Bebbington, religious scholar and professor of history at the University of Stirling in Scotland, presented a lecture on the life of William Carey Friday, Sept. 29, at Oklahoma Baptist University. The lecture was one of multiple…

Thomas Delivers Chapel Message on Seizing Opportunity

September 27, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. Ken Thomas, senior director of WinShape Camps and president of Connect Ministries, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Oklahoma Baptist University. The message came from Mark 5:21-34 and emphasized the importance of…

Pace Delivers OBU Chapel Message on Following Jesus

September 20, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. Scott Pace, Reverend A. E. and Dora Johnson Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry and associate professor of applied ministry, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Sept. 20. The service took place in Raley…

Bandy Delivers OBU Chapel Message Sept. 13

September 13, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. Alan Bandy, Rowena R. Strickland associate professor of New Testament, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Sept. 13. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in…

Norman Introduces 2017-18 Chapel Theme with Message on Following Christ

September 6, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. Stan Norman, provost and executive vice president for campus life, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at Oklahoma Baptist University. The chapel launched the 2017-18 chapel series,…

Bandy Brings Chapel Message on Prayer May 3

May 3, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. Alan Bandy, Rowena R. Strickland associate professor of New Testament, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, May 3, at Oklahoma Baptist University. The chapel concluded the 2016-17 chapel series, “Prayer: Beseeching the Lord through…

Naylor Delivers Message During OBU Commissioning Chapel

April 26, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University hosted a special Global Outreach Commissioning service Wednesday, April 26, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The University recognized and prayed for students, faculty and staff who will share the Gospel of Jesus…

Senior Ryan Ross Delivers OBU Chapel Message April 19

April 19, 2017 | Permalink

Ryan Ross, a senior pastoral ministry major from Oklahoma City, delivered the chapel address at OBU Wednesday, April 19. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. He taught on the story…

University Community Worships During Annual Holy Week Chapel April 12

April 12, 2017 | Permalink

The campus community of Oklahoma Baptist University came together to worship during the annual Holy Week Chapel, Wednesday, April 12. The chapel featured music led by a variety of students, student groups and faculty. Dr. Chris Mathews, dean of…

Gateway Seminary President Iorg Teaches on Priority of Prayer

March 29, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary, delivered Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapel message Wednesday, March 29. He focused on the priority of prayer and taught from 2 Thessalonians 3. “You prioritize prayer by asking other…

Litton Delivers Message During Woman’s Mission and Ministry Day Chapel March 22

March 22, 2017 | Permalink

Kathy Ferguson Litton delivered the message during Oklahoma Baptist University’s annual Woman’s Mission and Ministry Day chapel March 22. She leads a national ministry for pastors’ and planters’ wives at the North…

Dilbeck Delivers OBU Chapel Message March 8

March 8, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. Hance Dilbeck, senior pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, delivered the chapel message March 8 at Oklahoma Baptist University. His message came from Mark 14:32-39. He examined four pillars of Christian prayer found in…

Fields Challenges Students to Find Their Identity in Christ

March 1, 2017 | Permalink

Darryl K. Fields, pastor of Union Missionary Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma, delivered the chapel message at OBU Wednesday, March 1. His message came from Ephesians 3:1 and 3:14-21 and was about “finding your…

Satterfield Delivers OBU Chapel Message Feb. 22

February 22, 2017 | Permalink

Michael Satterfield, the founder of Field of Grace Ministries and teaching pastor at Fielder Church in Arlington, Texas, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Feb. 22. His message came from 1 Samuel 20. He challenged…

Bailey to Lead OBU’s Bison Way Chapel Feb. 20

February 20, 2017 | Permalink

Bertholomew “Prophet” Bailey, OBU alumnus and former admissions counselor, will lead OBU’s Bison Way Chapel Monday, Feb. 20. The event will take place at 10 a.m. in the Noble Complex. Bailey served at OBU an admissions…

Horton Challenges Students to Live Life of ‘Gospel Saturated Prayer’

February 15, 2017 | Permalink

D.A. Horton, pastor of Reach Fellowship in North Long Beach, California, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Feb. 15. His message was titled “The Results of Gospel Saturated Prayer” from Luke 11:1-4. He…

Kennedy Delivers Message During Focus Week Chapel Feb. 8

February 8, 2017 | Permalink

Rusty Kennedy, OBU alumnus and pastor, delivered the chapel message Feb. 8 at Oklahoma Baptist University. His message came from 1 John 2. Kennedy is the featured speaker for Focus Week, an annual week designed to strengthen relationships with…

Turek Delivers Founders' Day Message at OBU

February 1, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. Frank Turek, president of CrossExamined.org, delivered the Founders’ Day address at Oklahoma Baptist University Feb. 1. The Founders’ Day event is held annually to commemorate the university’s incorporation in 1910. Turek…

OBU to Celebrate Annual “Founders’ Day” Feb. 1

January 31, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will observe its annual Founders’ Day celebration during chapel services on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The event will be held in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The Founders’…

Freeman Delivers Message on Genuine Prayer from Acts 4

January 25, 2017 | Permalink

Jeremy Freeman, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Newcastle, Oklahoma, delivered the chapel message Jan. 25, during the first chapel of the spring semester. His message, titled “Genuine Prayer,” came from Acts 4 and continued…

Freeman to Speak Jan. 25 at First Chapel of Spring Semester

January 19, 2017 | Permalink

Jeremy Freeman, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Newcastle, Oklahoma, will deliver the message Jan. 25 during the first chapel of the spring semester at Oklahoma Baptist University. Freeman earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from OBU…