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Oklahoma Baptists’ Disaster Relief active in response, assessment after tornadoes

OKLAHOMA CITY—Following the April 27 tornadoes that caused death and destruction in Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s Disaster Relief organization’s trained volunteers are at work, assessing damage and finding ways to serve. “Our hearts are heavy

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Oklahoma Baptists give $500k to Moore Public Schools for 1,600-person storm shelter at Central Elementary/Junior High

From left, Dr. Robert Romines, Superintendent of Moore Public Schools, receives a $500,000 check from Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter and Executive Director-Treasurer Dr. Anthony L. Jordan. The funds, which were presented on April 23, will help build a 1,600-person storm shelter at Central Elementary/Junior High in Moore. (Photo: Michael Davis, BGCO)

MOORE, Okla.–The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Disaster Relief organization presented a $500,000 donation on Wednesday to the Moore Public Schools to build a 1,600-person storm shelter at a school in Moore. The BGCO, which has an ongoing involvement

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Sheltered by love!

Eight months after an eventual EF-5 tornado  touched down west of Newcastle and roared northeastward for 17 miles during a 39-minute reign of terror that ripped through the heart of Moore, Sam Porter is close to seeing his dream of

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AARP of Oklahoma Donate $125,000 to Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief

Officials with AARP of Oklahoma present a $125,000 grant toward disaster relief work by Oklahoma Baptists. Accepting the donation from AARP, from left, were BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan and Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter. Representing AARP, from left,

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Video Update: Day 45

Dr. Anthony L. Jordan, BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer and Sam Porter, BGCO Disaster Relief Director give an update on what God has done through Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief since the May 2013 tornadoes.

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Video Update: One Month Later


Dr. Anthony Jordan, Executive Director-Treasurer, and Sam Porter, Disaster Relief Director, reflect on the past month of work by Oklahoma Disaster Relief Teams and the amazing story of the continued generosity of thousands of people, churches and organizations around the

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Free benefit concert with Matthew West

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Clothing giveaway at Southern Hills Baptist Church June 21-22, 2013

Brand new quality clothing to be given away this Friday, June 21, 5:00-7:00 PM, and Saturday, June 22, 9:00-Noon, at Southern Hills Baptist Church, Oklahoma City. The event will be held in the gymnasium on campus. All individuals and families

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Baptists lean on faith in spite of disaster

Organization has served more than 150,000 meals to workers, victims since May 20 MOORE, Okla. – It has been almost a month since the devastating storms tore through central Oklahoma on May 19 and 20, 2013. From the first moments

Posted in Press Release, Tornado

Video Update: Day 19


Dr. Anthony Jordan, Executive Director-Treasurer, and Sam Porter, Disaster Relief Director, share the remarkable story of the last 19 days of the work of Oklahoma Disaster Relief Teams following recent devastating storms. They also tell about the incredible generosity of

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