Spiritual Life News Articles

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,…

Message from OBU President David W. Whitlock Regarding Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017 | Permalink

Dear Bison family,  We know many of you have been affected either directly or indirectly by the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey that continues to wreak havoc along its path. We pray God's protection and provision for…

Dr. Alvin Reid to Lead Fall Challenge Chapel Services Aug. 22-25

August 21, 2017 | Permalink

OBU will host the annual Fall Challenge chapel series Aug. 22-25. The first chapel messages of the semester are traditionally known as the “Fall Challenge” and are part of OBU’s Welcome Week, where students are welcomed and…

Deepening Your Spiritual Life at OBU

July 5, 2017 | Permalink

While preparing for college is an exciting time, leaving your church, friends, family and mentors can be a challenge. You’ve created meaningful relationships and it’s difficult to leave those hometown comforts. But at Oklahoma…

Students and OBU Faculty Connect with Past and Present Israel

June 15, 2017 | Permalink

A group of 36 students and two faculty from Oklahoma Baptist University took the trip of a lifetime May 20-June 1. Led by Dr. Alan Bandy, Rowena R. Strickland associate professor of New Testament, and Odus Compton, associate vice president for…

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…

OBU Plants Survivor Tree Seedling, Commemorates Arbor Day

April 25, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University hosted a tree planting ceremony Tuesday, April 25, in observance of Arbor Day 2017. Members of the campus community planted a seedling of an American elm from the Survivor Tree at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.…

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…

OBU Students Lead English Class at VBS in Panama

March 24, 2017 | Permalink

Please note: Only partial names were used in this story, for security purposes. Last names were intentionally left off for all members of the group for safety reasons. A group of Oklahoma Baptist University students and faculty traveled to…

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…

Phillips Joins OBU as Director of Student Ministry

March 16, 2017 | Permalink

OBU is pleased to welcome Clay Phillips as the director of student ministry. He assumed his duties March 1. Phillips is a 2011 OBU alumnus, majoring in Bible. He then earned a Master of Divinity in expository preaching from Southeastern Baptist…

OBU Students Serve Missionary Families Overseas During J-Term

March 10, 2017 | Permalink

Catherine Finch is a junior communication studies major at Oklahoma Baptist University. She is passionate about serving the Lord, locally and around the globe. She works part-time in the University Marketing and Communications Office. This is a…

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…

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…

5 Places Students Can Volunteer this Holiday Season

November 30, 2016 | Permalink

Consider how you can comfort someone in need this holiday season. No matter how small a task may seem, it can make a huge difference in someone’s life. Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to your community. "What can you do to…

A Mission of Multiplication and Communication: ‘Mission 1.8’ Trains OBU Students to Impact Community, World

November 29, 2016 | Permalink

By Catherine Finch Catherine Finch is a junior at OBU and a student worker in the University’s Marketing and Communications office. Her first-person experience with Mission 1.8, and the impact it has had on her, led her to research and…

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…

David’s Creed Records in Professional Studio

October 19, 2016 | Permalink

Students at Oklahoma Baptist University receive a world class education. They are taught by professors with expertise in their fields, real-world experience, and knowledge of the nuances and intricacies of their subject matter. They are…

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 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…

OBU to Host Annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Oct. 28

September 26, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will host its annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Friday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in OBU’s Mabee Suite in the Noble Complex. This year’s clinic, themed “Complacency Exposed … Malachi,” is designed to…

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…

Norman Kicks Off Fall Chapel Series on Prayer

September 7, 2016 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University kicked off its fall 2016 chapel series Sept. 7. Dr. Stan Norman, provost and executive vice president for campus life, interpreted the theme for the series, “Prayer: Beseeching the Lord through the Prayers of…

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…

OBU Students ‘Serve Shawnee’ During Welcome Week

August 23, 2016 | Permalink

A group of 418 students from Oklahoma Baptist University took to the streets of Shawnee Monday, Aug. 22, to serve the community through numerous projects as part of OBU’s annual “Serve Shawnee” event. Students served at 25…

Pastors School Focuses on Power of Prayer

July 19, 2016 | Permalink

OBU hosted more than 90 participants during the 2016 OBU Pastors School July 11-13. The theme for the event, designed to provide a ministry development opportunity for Baptist pastors, was “Prayer: Key to Preaching the Word in…

Space Remains for OBU Pastors School July 11-13

June 10, 2016 | Permalink

It’s not too late to register for the 2016 OBU Pastors School, July 11-13 on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. The theme for the event, designed to provide a ministry development opportunity for pastors and ministry…

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…

Students Volunteer to Serve Shawnee During ‘One Body United’

April 12, 2016 | Permalink

Saturday. On most college campuses for most college students, it’s the day to sleep in, hang out with friends, shower at some point before evening, and have a good time that night. For roughly 100 students at OBU, this past Saturday was…

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…

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.

Registration Now Open for OBU Pastors School July 11-13

March 22, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will host the 2016 OBU Pastors School July 11-13. The theme for the event, designed to provide a ministry development opportunity for Baptist pastors, is “Prayer: Key to Preaching the Word in Power” using Ephesians 1:15-23. The…

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…

Oklahoma Churches to Celebrate OBU Day Feb. 28 and March 6

February 16, 2016 | Permalink

OBU is calling on all Southern Baptist churches around the state of Oklahoma to join together and celebrate “OBU Day in the Churches” Feb. 28 and March 6, 2016. The Christian education that OBU provides to so many students is…