College of Theology and Ministry News Articles

OBU Honors 108 Graduates During Winter Commencement

December 14, 2018 | Permalink

OBU conferred degrees upon 72 undergraduate and 36 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 14. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Dr. Blake Gideon, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Edmond,…

OBU Hosts Pastors and Ministry Leaders for Annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Nov. 9

November 9, 2018 | Permalink

OBU hosted its annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Friday, Nov. 9. The event took place in Stavros Hall on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The study covered Revelation 1-3 and featured speakers from OBU’s Hobbs College of Theology and…

OBU Welcomes Alumni for “Zip, Bang, OBU!” Homecoming 2018 Celebration Nov. 2-4

October 25, 2018 | Permalink

In a few short days, Bison Hill will once again be buzzing with the excitement of homecoming festivities. Bison of all ages can enjoy a weekend packed with events and even some surprises. Register for Homecoming.This year’s “Zip,…

Philosophy Forum to Feature Panel on Christian Responses to Immigration Oct. 12

October 10, 2018 | Permalink

OBU will host its next Philosophy Forum with a faculty panel discussion on “Saints and Sojourners: Christian Responses to Immigration.” The event will take place Friday, Oct. 12, in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in Bailey Business…

Registration Open for Church Excellence Conference in OKC Oct. 26-27

October 9, 2018 | Permalink

St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City is partnering with Oklahoma Baptist University to host the 2018 Institute on Church Excellence (ICE) Conference Friday, Oct. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 27. The conference theme is…

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…

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

September 28, 2018 | Permalink

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…

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

September 14, 2018 | Permalink

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…

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.…

OBU Hosts Annual Pastors School and Leadership Summit

July 23, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University recently hosted the “Imagine 2018: OBU Pastors School and Leadership Summit.” The event took place July 9-11 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The university partnered with the Great Commandment Network to…

OBU Presents Hobbs Award to Sanchez at SBC Annual Meeting

June 12, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University presented the Herschel H. Hobbs Award for Distinguished Denominational Service to Dr. Juan Sanchez, senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, June 12, during the Southern Baptist…

OBU to Host Annual Pastors’ School July 9-11

May 23, 2018 | Permalink

OBU is partnering with the Great Commandment Network to host the 2018 OBU Pastors’ School, “Imagine 2018: Pastors and Leadership Summit.” Designed to provide pastors with practical strategies for equipping the church, the…

University Recognizes Employees for 630 Years of Service

April 26, 2018 | Permalink

OBU hosted its 2018 Service Awards Luncheon Thursday, April 26, on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The annual event recognizes employees for milestone years of service, as well as retiring faculty and staff. OBU recognized 49 employees for a…

OBU Honors 136 Graduates During Winter Commencement

December 15, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 80 undergraduate and 56 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 15. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Dr. Anthony Jordan, executive…

OBU to Honor 136 Graduates During Winter Commencement Dec. 15

December 13, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will confer degrees upon 80 undergraduate and 56 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 15. The ceremony will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 2 p.m. Dr. Anthony Jordan,…

Pastors and Ministry Leaders Invited to OBU’s Annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Nov. 10

November 2, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s annual Winter Bible Study Clinic will be held Friday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the upstairs of the Geiger Center. Dr. Bobby Kelly, Ruth Dickinson professor of religion; Dr. Alan Bandy, Rowena R.…

Anderson’s Book on Christian Worldview to be Launched During Nov. 3 Forum

October 31, 2017 | Permalink

Teaching a course on a complex topic, such as one’s worldview, is enough of a challenge for any professor. However, one Oklahoma Baptist University professor not only met that challenge, but also took on a more daunting task: writing the…

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…

Bebbington to Join Philosophy Forum Panel Sept. 29, Lecture on Campus Sept. 28-Oct. 2

September 26, 2017 | Permalink

The philosophy department of Oklahoma Baptist University’s Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry will host a panel discussion Friday, Sept. 29, on the topic, “Challenges and Opportunities: Fundamentalism, Secularism and Evangelical…

Jordan Receives OBU's Hobbs Award During Falls Creek Centennial Celebration

September 7, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University presented the Herschel H. Hobbs Award for Distinguished Denominational Service to Dr. Anthony Jordan, Executive Director-Treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Sunday, Sept. 3, during the Falls…

OBU Confers Degrees Upon 330 Graduates

May 19, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 330 graduates during its 103rd Spring Commencement Friday, May 19. The event took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. View the photo album on OBU's…

OBU to Hold 103rd Spring Commencement in Honor of 330 Graduates

May 18, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will confer degrees upon 330 students during OBU’s 103rd Spring Commencement Friday, May 19. The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee.…

OBU Recognizes Outstanding Students During Awards Chapel

May 10, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University recognized outstanding students during Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 10, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium, with seniors Graeson Griffin and Emma Patton receiving the highest awards given. The University…

Raley to Speak During OBU Spring Commencement May 19

May 8, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will hold its 2017 Spring Commencement Friday, May 19, at 3 p.m. The event will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Tickets are required for admission, but a video…

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…

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…

OBU to Host Annual Pastors’ School June 26-28

April 11, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will host the 2017 OBU Pastors’ School June 26-28. The theme for the event, designed to provide a ministry development opportunity for Baptist pastors, is “Sexuality, Human Identity, and the…

SGA Honors Faculty and Staff ‘Seven Who Care’

April 6, 2017 | Permalink

OBU students honored seven faculty and staff members Wednesday, April 5, 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.…