Chapel News Articles

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…

Hanging of the Green Features “Messiah” Performance on Bison Hill

December 5, 2016 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University presented its 79th annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 3. The evening featured a presentation of Handel’s “Messiah.” The performers for this year’s Hanging of the…

Dr. Robert Smith Jr. Delivers OBU Chapel Message Nov. 30

November 30, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Robert Smith Jr., Charles T. Carter Baptist chair of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, delivered Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapel message Nov. 30, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium Smith serves as Charles T. Carter…

Rhone Speaks During OBU Chapel Nov. 16

November 16, 2016 | Permalink

Pastor Anthony Rhone delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Nov. 16. Rhone is the pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in Shawnee. He attended John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City and graduated in 1982. Later he…

BGCO’s Harrison Teaches from Luke 22 During OBU Chapel Nov. 9

November 9, 2016 | Permalink

Andy Harrison, Falls Creek program director and student ministry specialist at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Nov. 9. Harrison spoke from Luke 22 and continued…

Charette Delivers OBU Chapel Message Nov. 2

November 2, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Vern Charette, assistant professor of preaching and chair of the preaching and pastoral studies division at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Nov. 2. In 1997,…

OBU Alumnus Hall Delivers Chapel Message Oct. 26

October 26, 2016 | Permalink

Shane Hall, OBU alumnus and senior pastor of First Southern Baptist Church of Del City, Oklahoma, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Oct. 26. He challenged the audience with a question, "How will your life be remembered…

Finn Challenges Students During Hobbs Lecture

October 19, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Nathan Finn, dean of the School of Theology and Missions and professor of Christian thought and tradition at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, delivered the annual Hobbs Lecture during Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapel…

Finn to Deliver Hobbs Lecture Oct. 19

October 17, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Nathan Finn, dean of the School of Theology and Missions and professor of Christian thought and tradition at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, will deliver the annual Hobbs Lecture during OBU’s chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 19.…

Kelly Delivers OBU Chapel Message Oct. 12

October 12, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Bobby Kelly, the Ruth Dickinson Professor of Religion, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Oct. 12. His message was from 2 Corinthians 12. It continued the fall chapel series theme of “Prayer:…

Sports Ministry Expert to Lead OBU’s Bison Way Chapel Oct. 14

October 12, 2016 | Permalink

Sports and recreation ministry expert John Garner will lead Oklahoma Baptist University’s ‘Bison Way’ chapel Friday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. The event will take place in OBU’s Noble Complex. Garner is a nationally known…

Pace Brings Message on Prayer from John 17

October 5, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Scott Pace, the Reverend A.E. and Dora Johnson Hughes chair of Christian ministry and associate professor of applied ministry, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Oct. 5. His message was titled…

Jordan Delivers OBU Gaskin Lecture, Details Falls Creek’s 99-Year History

October 3, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Anthony Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, delivered OBU’s Gaskin Lecture Monday, Oct. 3. Jordan focused on the contribution of Falls Creek to Oklahoma Baptist history. "It's an honor…

Jordan to Deliver OBU’s Gaskin Lecture on Baptist History

September 29, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Anthony Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, will deliver Oklahoma Baptist University’s Gaskin Lecture Monday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. The event will take place in the upper level of…

Dr. Brent Taylor Delivers OBU Chapel Message Sept. 28

September 28, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Brent Taylor delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message came from Ephesians 3 and continued the fall 2016 chapel emphasis on prayers of the New…

Thomas Delivers Chapel Message on Prayer from Luke 18

September 21, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Heath Thomas delivered OBU’s chapel message Wednesday, Sept. 21. His message was from Luke 18 and was about the power of prayer for our time. Thomas is dean of the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry, associate vice president for…

Elliff Leads GO Week Chapel Message

September 14, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Tom Elliff, former president of the International Mission Board, delivered the chapel message to the OBU community Wednesday, Sept. 14. His message took place during GO Week, an annual week focusing on missions, with activities ranging…

Kubicek, Smith to Lead Fall Challenge Chapel Services Aug. 23-26

August 23, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will host the annual Fall Challenge chapel series Aug. 23-26. The first chapel messages of the semester are traditionally known as the “Fall Challenge” and are a part of OBU’s Welcome Week, where students are welcomed and…

Retiring Faculty and Staff Recognized During Awards Convocation

May 5, 2016 | Permalink

Seven retiring faculty and staff members, with a combined total of 170 years of service, were recognized during the OBU Awards Convocation May 4. The event was held in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Dr. Debbie Bosch, dean of the James…

Jemison Delivers Chapel Message April 20

April 20, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Major Lewis Jemison, senior pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, delivered the chapel message April 20 at OBU. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. In keeping with this year’s…

SBC President Floyd Delivers OBU Chapel Message April 13

April 13, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, delivered the message at OBU during chapel services Wednesday, April 13. Floyd has been a pastor for more than 38 years. He is the leader, founder, and host of “The…

SBC President to Deliver OBU Chapel Message

April 11, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will deliver the chapel message at OBU’s Potter Auditorium Wednesday, April 13, during the 10 a.m. chapel time. Floyd has been a pastor for over 38 years. He teaches…

Raley Visits OBU Campus, Speaks to Students on Criminal Justice

April 8, 2016 | Permalink

Silence echoed the room as Texas attorney John Raley prepared to take Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium stage to answer questions following a screening of “An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story.” More than 500 students and…

Student Government Candidates Campaign During Annual Hyde Park Chapel

April 6, 2016 | Permalink

OBU’s Student Government Association hosted its annual Hyde Park Chapel Wednesday, April 6. During the chapel, candidates for student government positions addressed the student body and detailed their platforms and positions. Hyde Park…

Faculty and Staff Honored as ‘Seven Who Care’

April 6, 2016 | Permalink

OBU students honored seven faculty and staff members Wednesday, April 6, for their contributions to the campus community. The honorees received the Seven Who Care Award during the university's annual Hyde Park chapel service in Raley Chapel.…

All Sons & Daughters to Lead Worship at OBU March 30

March 28, 2016 | Permalink

All Sons & Daughters, a Christian worship group led by Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, will lead worship during the March 30 chapel at OBU. Jordan will then also deliver the chapel message, speaking about the role of worship in our lives. The…

OBU Community Celebrates Holy Week During Chapel Service March 23

March 23, 2016 | Permalink

OBU held a special Holy Week chapel service Wednesday, March 23. The Holy Week Chapel is an annual service held the Wednesday before Easter. Students and faculty led the worship service and reflected on the nature of Christ’s sacrifice.

Charles Delivers Chapel Message on "The God Who Answers Prayer"

March 9, 2016 | Permalink

H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, delivered Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapel message March 9. His message came from Ephesians and was titled “The God Who Answers Prayer.”

H. B. Charles Jr. to Deliver Chapel Message March 9

March 7, 2016 | Permalink

H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, will deliver OBU’s chapel message March 9 at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message will come from Zechariah, continuing the…

Page Delivers Emotional Chapel Message March 2

March 2, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, delivered a powerful and emotional message during OBU’s chapel service March 2. He shared the story of his daughter, Melissa, who took her own life…

Thomas Teaches from Micah during Chapel Service

February 24, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Heath Thomas, dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology & Ministry, associate vice president for church relations, and professor of Old Testament, delivered the chapel message Feb. 24 at Oklahoma Baptist University. He taught from…

Dr. Frank Page to Lead OBU Chapel March 2

February 22, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, will deliver the message during Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapel service March 2 at 10 a.m. The service will take place in Raley Chapel’s…

Shaddix Challenges Students to ‘Pursue God’s Presence’ During Feb. 17 Chapel

February 17, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Jim Shaddix, professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and pastor of teaching and training at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, delivered the chapel message at…

Pitman Delivers Focus Week Message Feb. 10

February 10, 2016 | Permalink

Vance Pitman, pastor and church planter of Hope Church, delivered the Focus Week chapel message at OBU Feb. 10. Focus Week is designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. Pitman responded to God’s call to Hope Church in…

Stull Encourages Students with Focus Week Message Feb. 8

February 8, 2016 | Permalink

Chris Stull, pastor and church planter of Wellspring Church, delivered the Focus Week chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Feb. 8. Focus Week is designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. Stull served five years…

OBU Welcomes Three Speakers for Focus Week Feb. 8-12

February 4, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will welcome three speakers to campus for its annual Focus Week event Feb. 8-12. Focus Week is designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. This year’s event will feature three guest speakers. Chris Stull, pastor and…

Thomas to Deliver Founders' Day Address

February 3, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will observe its annual Founders’ Day celebration during chapel services Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. The Founder’s Day event is held annually to commemorate the university’s incorporation in 1910. Founders’ Day is…

OBU Celebrates Founders' Day 2016

February 3, 2016 | Permalink

OBU celebrated its annual Founders’ Day during chapel services Wednesday, Feb. 3. The event commemorates the university’s incorporation in 1910 and also honors those who have faithfully served as faculty and staff at OBU in the…