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VOL. 62, No. 4


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Volume 62, Issue 4 – April, 2009

A monthly publication of the Oklahoma District Council of the Assemblies of God, P.O. Box 13179, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73113. (405) 475-1100 - FAX (405) 478-1731

w w w.okag.org Editor–Tom Goins SUBSCRIPTION RATE $36.00 per year

General Presbyters H. FRANKLIN CARGILL

CRAIG DACUS

TOM GOINS

Superintendent

Assistant Superintendent

Secretary-Treasurer

Executive Presbyters CURTIS OWENS

RON MCCASLIN

District Departments LINDELL WARREN Missions / Men’s Ministries

LINDA STAMPS-DISSMORE Women’s Ministries

JACK SALKIL Christian Education

DOUG EVERAARD Youth Ministries

Sectional Presbyters Section 1 – Arlis Moon Section 2 – Leo Guthrie Section 3 – Melvin Baker Section 4 – Steve Rose Section 5E – Bruce McCarty Section 5W – Darryl Wootton Section 6 – Doyle Seeley

53rd General Council August 3-7th, 2009 Orlando, FL For details and online registration go to www.ag.org

Section 7 – Weldon Wright Section 8 – Micah Wells Section 9N – Darren Pilcher Section 9S – Steve Lance Section 10 – Ron Meador Section 11 – Billy Martin Section 12 – T.D. Gifford

District Calendar APRIL District US Maps RV Volunteer Convention – Jones, OK..............................................April 2-4 Women’s Power Encounter ..........................April 3-4 School of Ministry Game Day – District Office ............................................April 4 Credentials Testing Day – District Office ........April 4 Palm Sunday....................................................April 5 Good Friday – Office Closed ........................April 10 Easter ............................................................April 12 Youth Workers Conference ......................April 17-18 National Youth Day ........................................April 19 National Secretaries Day ..............................April 22 Youth Camp Work Days............................April 23-24

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Regional Junior Bible Quiz ......................April 24-25 Credential Presentations – Oklahoma City....April 25 Christian Fun Day – Frontier City ..................April 25

MAY School of Ministry Game Day – District Office May 2 Credentials Testing Day District Office ............May 2 Fun Arts ............................................................May 2 LFTL Day..........................................................May 3 National Day of Prayer ....................................May 7 Mother’s Day ..............................................May 10 District Ministers’ Retreat – Branson, MO ....................................May 11-13 Special Touch Camp – Colcord, OK ........May 18-22 Aged Minister’s Assistance Day ....................May 24

Memorial Day – Office Closed ......................May 25 Pentecost Sunday ........................................May 31

JUNE Youth Camps: Camp #1 ............................................May 25-29 Camp #2 ..............................................June 1-5 Camp #3 ............................................June 8-12 Camp #4 ..........................................June 15-19 Camp #5 ..........................................June 22-26 Longdale Indian Kid's Kamp ........................June 1-5 District Royal Ranger Pow-Wow..................June 5-7 Credentials Testing Day – District Office ........June 6 School of Ministry Game Day – District Office ........................................June 6

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Every parent understands, at least to some extent, the process of human growth. From the moment of conception, God has a blueprint for every human life. He is not willing that any would yield to condemnation but that all would experience the victorious life offered by the Father that culminates in a heavenly eternity. As a father, I have a first-hand experience as provided by our two sons. While the growth process brought daily challenges it also stretched my parenting ability as maturity prevailed. Now, I often refer to my sons as “grown” but I have actually arrived at a different conclusion - that, at least in my thoughts, they are still growing. The goal is that our children will “grow up” and become “adults” no longer dependent but sufficient. We want them to be contributing members to society. Our prayer is that their future will exceed the realm of the imaginary and that their accomplishments will soar above our dreams. But – herein lies the age-old question, “to be or not to be?” The same principle applies to our Heaven Father and our relationship with Him. It is a sad day when a “believer” thinks he has arrived. I know we are to walk in maturity, I fully acknowledge that we are to no longer live in sin, I am confident that He desires his children to move from milk to a meat diet. But just because we turn “21” or arrive at a certain level of competency or achievement – let us never forget – He’s still working on us!

In the book of Romans, Paul addresses the whole world, Jew and Gentile, as under condemnation, guilty of sin and sentenced Frank and Linda Cargill to death. Then he explains our possibilities as he elaborates on justification. What a Savior – that He justifies the wicked who turn from sin. It all happens through Christ’s redemptive and propitiatory work. We are indeed justified! However, it does not stop. The third major theological concept, sanctification, is introduced in the very middle of his treatise to the church at Rome. Sanctification may be described as “ s p i r i t u a l g r o w t h , ” “the continuing work of God,” “the transformation process of the believer. ”

II Peter 3:18 – “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Romans 12:2 – “And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…” What is the point? The Spirit-filled life is more than a destination – it is a process. Remember – we are not “there” yet!

Growing - with you - in Him

NEW SECTIONAL PRESBYTER Monday, February 9, 2009, marked the organizational meeting for Section Nine North. It was an exciting time, with outstanding attendance, for the ministers and churches as a new section was celebrated. The structure of the Oklahoma District now consists of 14 sections. Darren Pilcher was selected to serve on the Oklahoma District Board as the Sectional Presbyter. Congratulations are extended to Darren and Michelle as they assume this new role of leadership. Darren and Michelle Pilcher serve as the lead pastors in Oklahoma City at Lakeside Assembly, an assignment they have filled since 2004. They are both graduates of Southwestern Assemblies of God University, where they met, and have been married for 15 years. They are the proud parents of two children – Ethan, 7 and Emma, 5. Darren was born on April 27, 1972 in Alexandria, Louisiana where his parents served as pastors and in district leadership. His family moved to Dallas when he was ten years old. Darren served on staff with his father in Texas for five years. He and Michelle became the youth pastors and then later the senior associates at Aurora First Assembly in the Denver, Colorado metro area. They served in that position for six years. The call to the senior pastorate brought them to Woodward, Oklahoma where they served First Assembly of God for two years. Darren’s discipleship materials are used nationally and also on an international level through the fellowship’s organization. He loves to read, watch football, and spend time with his family. Michelle is an effective communicator and leads ladies’ Bible studies within the church. She also loves to read and spend time with family and friends. Together they enjoy team teaching and encouraging marriages and families from all walks of life.

Welcome to the Pilcher family!

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GROWING OR GROWN?


In Loving Memory Reverend Lonnie Houston Finney August 28, 1920 – January 30, 2009 Rev. Lonnie Houston Finney, age 88, resident of Lake Village Nursing Home, Lewisville, TX went to be with the Lord on January 30, 2009. He was born on August 28, 1920 in Wetumka, Hughes County, Oklahoma to Lily Mae Crabtree and James Edward Finney. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Melba “Skeet’ Finney and a brother Ray Allen Finney. He is survived by a sister, Rev. Walsa Mae Foxx and husband, Tony of Berry Hill, OK, brothers, Lance Carl Finney of Auburndale, Florida, Lowell Dean Finney of Sand Springs Oklahoma and a son, Rev. Larry H. Finney and wife Cheryl who reside in Double Oak, TX, a daughter Sharon and her husband, Jim Knightstep,

who reside in Lewisville, TX and Delores “Skip” Finney of Anna, TX. Rev. Finney has 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Brother Finney’s faith in his God, his children and his country will be forever remembered. He promised the Lord while lying in a foxhole in Germany during WWII that if He would get him back on American soil, he would serve him the rest of his life. And this he did— upon return he gave his life to the Lord in one of his sister’s revivals. He started studying soon thereafter and has been an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God for over 55 years. He loved to preach more than anything and never lost his zeal for the Lord. He pastored

churches both in Oklahoma and Texas and loved building programs. He was good with a hammer and loved building a church and filling it up! He ministered too many in the nursing home where he had resided for five years and was continuously encouraging his children and grandchildren to serve the Lord. A celebration of his life was held February 3rd at Grace Community Church of Flower Mound with internment at Denison, TX.

Reverend Ronald G. Allen March 19, 1941 – March 6, 2009 Rev. Ronald G. Allen of Afton, Oklahoma went to be with the Lord Friday March 6, 2009. He was 67. He was born March 19, 1941 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Lon and Mary (Lantz) Allen. Rev. Allen was a graduate of Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City. He was united in marriage to Christene Morgan July 26, 1961 in Oklahoma City. He had worked as a postal route carrier before entering the ministry. He started out as a C.A. Leader and went on to complete 28 years of full time ministry. He served as a bi-vocational

pastor/youth director/children’s pastor/etc. He loved the Assemblies of God. He received his exhorter’s permit in 1965, his license to preach in 1966, and was ordained in 1968. He served several years in the areas of youth and Christian Education. He pastured 12 churches in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, and Louisiana. He was currently pastoring First Assembly of God in Afton, Having taken the position in May, 2008. He is survived by his Wife, Christene of the home.One son, Terry and wife Samalee of Lebanon, Tenn. One daughter, Renea Elmore of

Oklahoma City, Three Brothers, Tony Allen and wife Sue, Larry Allen and wife Angie, Duane Allen and wife Glenda all of Oklahoma City, Two Grandchildren, Krystle Elmore of Oklahoma City, and Jonathon Dane Allen of Lebanon, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lon and Mary Allen, and one brother Reford Allen.

Reverend William Carl Comstock June 22, 1932 – March 11, 2009 William Carl Comstock was born in El Reno, Oklahoma on Wednesday, June 22, 1932 to Walter and Gladys Comstock. Rev.Comstock was a member of the New Life Assembly of God in Calera, Oklahoma. Former pastor of Calvary Assembly of God in Durant, Oklahoma. Bill loved playing gospel music on his steel guitar and regular guitar. He spent forty five years in the ministry and forty two years as a newspaper pressman. His Survivors Include: Wife: Margaret Comstock of Calera, Oklahoma Sons, Rev. Roger Comstock and wife Kathy of Arapaho, Oklahoma. Rev. Jimmy C. Comstock and wife Deborah of Port Clinton, Ohio, Howard Comstock and wife Stacy of Princeton,

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Texas James Garcia and wife Kristy of Calera, Oklahoma, Michael Garcia and wife Brandy of Calera, Oklahoma,Randy Garcia and wife Colleen of Sherman, Texas Daughters:, Donna Pirtle and husband Vaughn of Blanchard, Oklahoma Cheryl Braggs and husband Ramey of Hobbs, New Mexico Sister, Francis Manning and husband Gene of Amarillo, Texas Lois Lucas and husband Glen of Wellington, Texas, Thelma Destarac and husband Richard of Blue Springs, Missouri Pat Bryan and husband James of Pampa, Texas Brother-In-Law, Gene Cooley and wife Judy of Mosinee, Wisconsin Sister-In-Law, Helen Munoz of Knoxville, Tennessee. 24 Grandchildren,12 Great-

Grandchildren. Mr. Comstock was preceded in death by Wife ,Violet Comstock; Sisters, Wilma Comstock and Ruthie Sullaway, Brother, Gordon Comstock, Grandson, Rusty Comstock; GreatGranddaughter, Aubrey Hobson, Parents, Walter and Gladys Comstock. Services were 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 13, 2009 at New Life Assembly of God Calera, Oklahoma. Officiating the service was Rev. Stephen Biggerstaff.

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I would like to recommend stewardship material by Dr. Kregg Hood to you. Take God at His Word presents biblical stewardship in a whole new light! Churches around the country have discovered this highly positive approach to giving that encourages, and energizes Christians. This program uses an interactive learning strategy that combines a four week sermon series with a congregational study of the book. Take God at His Word: Experience the Power of Giving. By combining family reading time each week with preaching, testimonies, and prayer time, a powerful, encouraging “faith atmosphere” is developed and nurtured. The effects on both the attitudes and actions relating to

giving are amazing! This study emphasizes the leading of the Holy Spirit, faith, and blessing rather than giving out of guilt. Tom Goins Many approaches to teaching “tithing” tend to emphasize guilt or a need to “meet the budget.” Take God at His Word takes a completely different approach. While maintaining a strong emphasis on obedience to God’s Word, the book and preaching concepts emphasize greater trust in God’s goodness, along with a clear and biblical explanation of His promises about all financial decisions. You will learn to anticipate God opening doorways of greater blessings. We are asking all of our Oklahoma School of Ministry students to study Dr. Hoods books. I believe everyone will benefit greatly. Surely with the economy of today in such turmoil, we can Take God at His Word and live by His Word.

If you are interested in learning more about the TGAHW book and teaching series, please go to

www.takegodathisword.com to receive your complimentary copy.

Open Churches Broken Bow, Glover

North Miami

Sallisaw, Crossroads

Whitefield, Shiloh

Claremore, Verdigris

Pickens

Seiling

Wynnewood

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Seminole, Old Glory

Farris

Pryor, Lone Chapel

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Lamont, Prairie View

Rattan

Sterling

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Tipton

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District Secretary / Tr e a s u r e r

TAKE GOD AT H I S W O R D


Missions Department Missions Director

Every Church, Supporting Every Missionary, Going Everywhere, and Reaching Everyone

HOW ARE WE DOING? With the state of the economy crumbling around Lindell Warren us how are we doing in missions? Not bad!! However, we can always do better. Some of our missionaries are struggling, while most are successfully reaching budget. As the Holy Spirit continues to serve as our Personnel Manager, I never cease to be amazed at the quality of workers coming our way. Oh yes, we must strategize and fill key positions, but ultimately the Holy Spirit calls and leads workers to their most effective niche of ministry. We do not recruit missionaries, we pray for workers. Our personnel numbers keep edging higher even with attrition. With this growth in numbers comes more responsibility and financial liability. Budgets keep going up, ministry demands increase, and the missionary begins to feel if he or she ever slows down the lack of centrifugal force will cause them to fall flat. Cash offerings have never been better for our missionaries, while monthly support is increasingly more difficult to raise. Booking and conducting 12 services a month for our itinerating missionaries is next to impossible. Going to the 10-minute window on Sunday

mornings is becoming the norm in many churches. How do we adequately fund the ever growing missionary force? I must conclude that an ANNUAL MISSIONS CONVENTION IS STILL THE BEST WAY TO RAISE MONTHLY SUPPORT FOR OUR MISSIONARIES. People will make a faith promise for one year, but they certainly don’t want to commit into infinity. Some churches will incorporate a cash project into the convention. That’s ok, but I have learned that cash projects usually take care of themselves. What we need is monthly support for the flesh and blood workers. To keep growing, we cannot keep doing things the same. Receiving the missions offering in Sunday School disallows a large group in most churches from giving to missions. Only giving a missionary a set honorariums stymies the faith of the church’s people. Allow the Holy Spirit to move and everyone to be challenged. Believe me, we preachers are not the only ones receiving appeal letters in the mail. If we don’t direct our people’s giving, they will give to other organizations. With all the new missionaries on the field and others going, we face a unique challenge. The new missionaries, both MIT’s and full-fledged, go out the first time for three years instead of four. I like that, however they leave the first time with a reduced budget. Consequently, upon their return after three years, their budget is increased astronomically. In fact, some budgets double between first and second term. The returning first-termer has lost his or her candidate status, at least perceptually, and does not have that advantage. We are not doing bad; however we could do better. God has given us wonderful missionaries and pastors to partner with. Together, we are making a difference in our world. May we be found ever growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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TEX-OK-LA CAMP MEETING June 8-12, 2009 Wright City, OK Oklahoma Native American Ken Burge will be the evening evangelist Oklahoma Native American Rebecca Good will serve as the children’s evangelist 7:30 each evening Monday – Friday nights 10:30 morning services Tuesday – Friday morning Camping sites available, meals provided For more information contact Jean Moore at (405)399-9455 or the District Missions Department at (405)475-1100

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ON THE KIDS KAMP CAMPER REGISTRAT I O N F O R M W E M I S TA K E N LY P L A C E D THE AGES OF 11-13 TO AT T E N D . T H E A G E T O AT T E N D K I D S K A M P S H O U L D BE 8-12 YEARS OF AGE. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAU S E D . P L E A S E N O T I F Y T H E A P P R O P R I AT E P E O P L E I N Y O U R C H U R C H . One of the best-kept secrets is the ministry provided by the Children’s Ministry Agency, “CMA”. There are many helps provided by this agency that are of benefit to everyone. Teaching material, training helps, ideas, and material helps are provided. I would encourage you to go to w w w.ag.org and then to the children’s ministry division to find these helps. Remember

Jack Salkil

“CMA.”

Fun Arts

is just around the corner. If you have not started preparing for this ministry there is still time. This ministry is so important in the preparation of children for ministry. Although competition is involved it is more of a fun approach to ministry. Fun Arts provide the means for those who are talented and those who are not so talented the opportunity to share their gifts. If you have questions please contact the District CE office for more assistance. It is so extremely important to teach children about missions. If we do not educate them in this area of ministry where will we be in a few years? This is why every church should be involved

“BGMC”

in the ministry of , this ministry is extremely easy to accomplish because so many of the tools necessary are already provided. The national BGMC office provides many helps in the way of training material, promotional material, and other assistance to make this an easy task. When children get excited about this ministry there will not only be great assistance given to the church, but the missionaries will receive assistance as well. With BGMC you just can’t go wrong. BGMC has launched a new web site for kids. This new web site includes mission stories, devotions, and other information to help children understand missions and to do so in a fun way. This website is www.BGMCKids.ag.org. Check it out and be blessed.

Discipleship,

how important is it. We all know that discipling people is extremely important yet how we disciple is the choice of the local church. The unique thing is that we have some of our churches that are having Sunday school in the traditional setting and we have some that are meeting needs in completely different ways. I encourage you to do what you feel will best meet the needs of your people. We must be sensitive to people and their needs and strive to meet those needs. In order to be effective at Christian discipleship, you have to listen. Remember that listening is an active verb ... a very active verb, and it takes both effort and practice. You need to listen both to the person you are discipling, and to God. Four things that you should remember in the listening process and remember that listening is the key if you are going to minister to the needs of others. Do not be guilty of thinking of what you are going to say while others are talking, do not be distracted by things around you, and do not give the impression of not being interested in what individuals are wanting to say.

Listen to what is said Words spoken off times give insight to the need that may be represented

Listen for principles What is the motivation of behind the conversation and are there any underlying issues that may need to be addressed

Listen to stories and tangents Sometimes when a story is told or a tangent expressed there may be a hint to the need

Listen to what is not said Sometimes words not spoken is the most important listen to what the Spirit may be saying

Let God lead you and remember the importance of discipleship. April 2009

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Christian Education Director

Our Apologies


Check It Out...ANIMOTO

What’s Cool: Are you sick of boring slideshows and PowerPoint presentations but don’t know how to

by Jill Everaard

make creative ones using iMovie or FinalCut? Then Animoto is for you. Make your pictures come alive with this amazing and simple website application.

Once upon a time…God inhabited, the Holy Spirit empowered and our Savior

Animoto takes your photos, text, and music and

challenged. I am speaking of Girls Retreat ’09 which was held at Crossroads Church in

creates a dynamic and unique video presentation

Oklahoma City. Over 750 girls from ages 12 to 19 attended this awesome event and we saw

without you having to lift a finger (except your

God do some incredible things. It began with the theme, “What’s Your Story?” Everyone has

pointer finger).

a story and that’s what makes us all alike, however, the circumstances and experiences of our stories is what make us all unique. God conveyed through His word and illustrated

Once you sign up for a free account, you can start

messages that He has a plan for each one of us. But He left it to us to choose if we would

making dynamic videos by simply uploading photos

live out His plan for our lives. He has penned the rough draft of our stories but it is up to us

to the site. Once you’ve finished uploading and

to write the final draft with Him. At the end of the conference each participant was given a

arranging photos, you can then choose a song to

t-shirt with the inscription “_________ Ever After.” We asked each girl to fill in the line

play in the background. Choose from your personal

according to what God had done for them. Such as changed ever after, confident ever after,

music library or from their extensive music library full

or healed ever after, etc. It was very powerful to see what God had done for the girls and

of indie artists. Animoto then customizes the video to

women of this District. I myself have been awestruck and inspired by the feedback I have

that song style, energy, and rhythm to make the

received from many teens and leaders alike. Some who have shared their stories with me

music compliment the photos. Videos can be

and some who have just simply said they have been challenged. Challenged to begin to

emailed, downloaded, embedded on blogs and

write their story with God, challenged to share their story with others or challenged to take

websites like Facebook and MySpace, sent directly to

the pen from their own hand and return it to the author and finisher of our faith. My

YouTube, or burned on a DVD (for $20 more). If you

question for you is what’s your story? Are you writing it with God or have you taken the pen

don’t like the way the video came out, you can

from His hand? He loves us so much that He has left the ending up to us. We get to choose

always remix it to see another variation. The

His ending or our own. What will your “________ Ever After” say? How will your story end?

possibilities are endless. The Bottom Line: Animoto allows anyone with basic

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computer knowledge to create high-quality, unique video slideshows with little effort. Go play around on their website, create your own video, and be amazed. Your photo slideshows no longer have to be boring. www.animoto.com |collidemagazine.com

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We have many colleges and universities in Oklahoma. If there is a college in your community, then you know there will be an influx of new students each semester. Sadly, an alarming number of high school graduates will drop out of church while in college. But by simply offering godly adult friendships, lives can be eternally impacted. Oklahoma Chi Alpha and the Oklahoma Women’s Department are teaming up to reach college students for the Lord. We are looking for “Mama Bears” (women’s groups) who will adopt a campus or XA students with a semesterlong commitment to get involve in the spiritual lives of students. How can you do this? Well, every collegian needs a H.U.G.G.

This would be a great community outreach for Linda Stamps-Dissmore women in your church who are interested in making a difference in a student’s life. They could invite one or two students into their homes several times a month. Offer home-cooked meals, a place to do laundry, some good fellowship, or simply a short refuge from dorm life. If women in your church would be interested in adopting a campus or XA students, Greg and Susan Tiffany, XA State Coordinators, would love to hear from you. Call them at (405) 308-3737 or contact them at XAoklahoma@aol.com .

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Hope Understanding God Goodies

– someone who believes with them that they can reach their campus.

– someone who will listen to them during their journey. – someone who will pray for them, helping them fight their battles. –– brownies and cookies are extra, but much appreciated!

New Women’s Sectional Reps I am very thankful for the women in Oklahoma who are willing to serve their sections as women’s reps. With the division of sections 5 and 9, we have added two new reps.: Betty Calabrese will be serving section 5 West. Kay Couch will continue to serve 5 East. Maria Allen is the rep for 9 North Janice Perryman will continue to serve 9 South. Loraine Jenkins who faithfully served section 8 for two years has moved out of the section. Este Eubanks from Pawnee is the new rep in Section 8. April 2009

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Women’s Director

D O Y O U H AV E A C O L L E G E I N YOUR COMMUNITY?


Light For The Lost is still in the printing business. The written Word is a Printed Preacher that can go where the human voice cannot. T.L. Osborn wrote the following:

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P R I N T E D P R E A C H E R travels economically and has no passport or visa problems. It leaps language barriers and is never influenced by racial prejudice. It can sail the oceans, trek the deserts, and trudge the jungle footpaths of every continent on earth. It tells its story in the home or shop, in the factory or in the field. A P R I N T E D P R E A C H E R knows no fear and never flinches in the face of danger. It never loses its temper or retaliates in anger. It takes no note of scoffs, jeers, or insults. It never tires: it works 24 hours a day, even while we sleep. A P R I N T E D P R E A C H E R delivers the same message to rich and poor, king and commoner. It speaks to one as willingly as to a multitude, and to a multitude as readily as to one. It always catches a person in just the right mood to be receptive, for it only speaks when he chooses to listen. It can be received, read, and studied in secret. It gets undivided attention in the quiet hours. It speaks without a foreign accent. A P R I N T E D P R E A C H E R is more permanent than the human voice. It never compromises and never changes its message. It continues to speak and make its message plain, long after audible words have been forgotten and their sound has faded. Think of the Bible itself – what a graphic illustration of the power and permanence of the printed page! Millions of hands are reaching to us for these printed morsels of the Bread of Life.�

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Chi Alpha Campus Ministries P.O. Box 2777; Norman, OK 73070

(405) 308-3737 XAoklahoma@aol.com

An Easter with a Plan

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Upcoming Opportunities XA Inner City Outreach for Easter April 10-12

Greg Tiffany Oklahoma XA Coordinator

XA is joining with OKC Inner-City A/G this Easter season to serve, feed & reach out²Cost is $50 ea which includes lodging, PHDOV PRUH )RU PRUHGHWDLOVZHœUHRQO\ DQ e-message or phone call away

XA nights @ Bedlam Baseball At the OU/OSU Baseball games in Tulsa & OKC * Tulsa²Friday, May 8 @ Driller Stadium * OKC²Sat, May 9 @ the Bricktown Ballpark Group tickets are available²give us a call if you or your church would like to join us for the game(s)

All Nations Student Conference May 21-26 @ CBC in Springfield, MO This conference has touched hundreds of international and American students through the years. Making friends with students from around the world, great services and worship. Small groups, world games, a talent show and an excursion day give students the opportunity to develop friendships with staff and other attendees. Cost $169 if registered by May 8th ($199 afterwards)

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Pastors’ Reports

Evangelist’s Reports

Charley Hudspeth, Newkirk, reports 1 adult saved, 2 rededications and 1 refilled with the Holy Ghost. Clint Gray, Arpelar, reports 3 rededicated in regular service. Eddie McElhannon, Preston, reports 9 saved or rededicated in regular service. Raymond Frizzelle, Miami, reports 4 adults and 7 children saved in regular services. Brad Jones, Wright City, reports 3 saved and 2 filled with the Holy Ghost in regular services. C.Wesley Warren, Weatherford, reports 3 saved and 2 filled with the Holy Ghost in regular service. Terry Stone, Tahlequah, reports 13 saved and several rededicated in regular services. Dennis Franklin, Pawhuska, reports 10 saved and many rededications in services with Don Couch. Gwen Rutz, Seiling, reports 3 healed and 1 filled with the Holy Ghost in revival with Gary White. Also 2 saved. John Newland, Cherokee, reports 3 saved in January. One saved in February and several healed. Dan Sheaffer, OKC, reports over 21 saved, 7 filled with the Holy Ghost, and several remarkable healings. Stan Ledford, Pocola, reports 3 saved in regular services. Billy Brummett, Dewey, reports 3 saved in regular services and 6 filled with the Holy Ghost. Kelly Roberts, Moore, reports 5 rededicated with Chresten Tomlin. Bob Wingo, McCurtain, reports 1 saved in regular services. Thomas Estes, Mannsville, reports 2 filled with the Holy Ghost in revival with Lee Allen Russell of North Carolina. Don Couch, Tulsa, reports 80 saved or rededicated in Oklahoma and Texas revivals. Richard Henderson, Mooreland, reports 25 saved at Seventh Day Slumber Concert, hosted by their church. Larry Thoma, Elgin, reports 2 rededicated in regular services.

Alex Hanna reports 50 Arabs and 2 Muslims were saved, 2 ladies healed from breast cancer, 10 Egyptians delivered, and 8 had financial miracles through Arabic Christian Programs through TBN satellite TV. Programs received in 189 countries. Oliver Swaim reports 37 new adult converts since construction began on tabernacle. Joseph Bowles reports 1 teen saved at Hartshorne and 1 teen saved in Moore. Rick Carlton reports 2 prostitutes saved in Hospital Parking Lot. Harold Powell reports 1 saved during witnessing. Ken Burge reports several healings.

Prayer Requests C. A. Webb – he and wife. Clint Gray – financial provision to start building. Nicholas Robinson – finances and direction from God. Chester Cooley – need healing for shoulders. Norma Watts – healing from surgery. Rick Carlton – wife’s healing.

Needed Muskogee Lighthouse needs a Full time Youth Pastor. Contact Pastor Gary Dotson at (918) 441-7038. Full time Childrens/Youth Pastor. (580) 981-2562 or email Bradscj7@yahoo.com Freedom House needs staffing. PSNC/GSNC, teacher, direct care, fund raising. Coweta needs a Preschool Director. Call (918) 4863110. Part time Youth Pastor at Shawnee Freedom. Contact Donnie Knight (405) 273-2639. Volunteer Youth and Children’s P a s t o r at Glenpool. Contact Troy Wilder at (918) 770-1711.

Information Help for Pastors call (918) 758-4147 or visit www.pastoralcareinc.com.

Donation Velma has organ to donate. Contact Pastor Travis (580) 467-0037.

Births Reverend and Mrs. Robert Yandell announce the birth of their grandson, Jake David Cantrell, born on 2-11-09, to Chris and Christina Cantrell. Great grandparents are Jim and Dona Connell and Rev. Charlie and Rosie Yandell. Rev. and Mrs. Kyle Hundley announce the birth of their second child, Ryder James Hundley, born 2-19-09, weighing 8 lbs. 13 ozs. He was welcomed by his sister Emma.

Thank You A special thanks to Pastor Larry Hutcheson and Powerhouse Church of Moore for allowing New Season to use their water baptismal tank. Great service together.

For Sale P a s t o r s 4 5 y e a r L i b r a r y. (405) 282-3369 or (405) 641-7947. Stark Piano. $300.00 (918) 916-7676.

Congratualtions Rev. Kirk Ford married Rev. Karla Isom on 1-3-09. He was appointed by the Foreign Missions Board in November and they will be returning to Siberia together in May after a short itineration.

Open for Calls Section 1 Jim Ballard – (918) 485-0216 James Bell – (918) 253-2130 Don Dorsey – (918) 341-1737 Evelyn Hurst – (918) 341-8750 Rhonda Rock – (918) 341-1870 R i c k y VanPay – (918) 497-8217 Allen Whittenberg – (918) 485-8220 Section 2 Jeffery Ainsworth – (405) 824-3693 Ken Burge – (918) 967-4088 Chester Cooley – (918) 522-4734 Frank Salazar – (918) 427-0749 Donald Youker – (918) 721-5951 Section 3 Cathy Barnes – (580) 345-2688 Roger Barnes – (580) 345-2688 Jerry Cooper – (580) 326-3006 Gabriel Elliott – (580) 212-9408 Sherry Lambe – (580) 746-2340 L a r r y L e w i s – (580) 587-2545 Rita Knight Lewis – (580) 587-2545 Kenneth Stafford – (580) 933-7186 Section 4 Raymond Doke, Jr. – (918) 302-8701 Rodney George – (918) 652-7542 D. Fay Ketchum – (918) 689-2851 Phillip McGovran – (918) 756-7703 John Phillips – (918) 426-4335

April 2009

Diane Twist – (918) 616-2630 Rachel Willis – (918) 339-4411 Section 5 Chuck Burton – (918) 261-5437 Betty Calabrese – (918) 246-0496 Karen Coon – (405) 620-0517 Barry Douglas – (918) 446-6473 William Eccles – (918) 369-8403 Donna Emberton – (918) 291-0549 Bill Epps – (918) 835-5582 David Fink – (918) 946-4990 Gordon Garrett – (918) 627-1172 Mike Griffin – (918) 695-0510 Charles Harness – (918) 331-6564 J . F. Herring – (918) 258-7099 Kevin Howell – (918) 398-7524 Randy Jackson – (918) 267-7134 Henry Kellogg – (918) 246-9797 Clarence Lambert – (918) 272-7129 Charles Matlock – (918) 363-7712 John McDonald – (918) 446-0905 Glen McGuire – (918) 627-2827 Tom Nace – (918) 337-0805 D r. James Phifer – (918) 557-9151 Robert Polvado – (918) 774-3627 Floyd Renfro – (918) 449-0228 Nicholas Robinson – (580) 317-7904 Rodney Smith – (918) 446-4036 Lisa Tu r n e r – (918) 321-3097

Dean West – (918) 245-1708 Stephen Woodrow – (918) 355-8661 Section 6 Michelle Crane – (405) 214-8281 Elvin Ellis – (405) 382-1737 Clarence Gene Herndon – (405) 762-0534 Dale Jennings – (405) 379-5187 Chris Lee – (405) 567-3900 Kevin Martin – (405) 279-1275 J e s s P o w e r – (405) 382-1216 Cindy Robertson – (405) 323-8359 Johnny Squires – (918) 225-0214 Jo Ann Stewart – (405) 567-3895 Oliver Swaim – (405) 273-2088 Gary Thompson – (405) 379-9988 Don Wilburn – (918) 352-1246 Leon Williams – (405) 258-0091 Section 7 Ronald Brannan – (580) 795-7343 Leonard Crogh – (580) 224-9119 Alan Davenport – (580) 775-5774 H.H. Davis – (580) 226-0454 Eva Rounsavillle – (580) 371-3057 Roger Rounsavillle – (580) 371-3057 Gerald Stevens – (405) 343-1390 Section 8 Scott Betts – (580) 796-2702 J. David Evetts – (405) 864-7609 Gary Miller – (580) 478-3926 Marilyn Murray – (580) 402-0590

Richard Ventonis – (580) 471-1759 Section 9 Rickey W. Austin – (405) 677-7548 Lloyd Avery – (405) 969-2968 Joseph Bowles – (405) 487-7187 Michael Bridge – (405) 735-6804 Barbara Bruner – (405) 375-5310 Kettly Casimir – (301) 368-3615 Thomas Collins – (405) 631-3730 Don Colwell – (405) 872-5599 David Crittenden – (405) 794-0986 Joey Crozier – (405) 969-2881 Gene Drain – (405) 216-8467 B a r r y D u n n – (405) 741-2284 Dewayne Gootee – (405) 863-2200 Marna Hillard – (405) 834-0221 Glen Lee – (405) 527-0791 Leon Martin – (405) 949-2576 Tim Manzanares – (405) 823-9822 Kerry McClure – (405) 301-3110 David McMullikin – (405) 219-6885 Ben Odell – (405) 720-1050 Martin Perryman – (405) 773-5096 Bruce Richardson – (405) 732-3492 Ron VanMeter – (405) 447-5476 Dennis Wheeler – (405) 703-2035 Randy Wilkerson– (405) 819-4205 Section 10 Jeremy Black – (405) 320-1589

Joy Kerley Burchett – (620) 779-1572 Jim Capps – (405) 224-3543 Peggy Carter – (580) 444-3559 Kent Crawford – (405) 933-1494 James A. Doan – (580) 255-0392 Alex S. Hanna – (580) 536-2419 Eugene Howeth – (580) 476-3597 David Hunter – (580) 429-4447 Stephanie Hunter – (580) 429-4447 Lester Marsh – (405) 462-7587 Becky Morphew – (580) 252-2914 Charles Parker – (580) 476-2181 Glen Ry s w y k – (580) 529-2290 Steven Snow – (580) 549-6086 John West – (580) 549-6435 Section 11 Woodrow Walton – (580) 938-2694 Andrew Young – (580) 328-5685 Section 12 Bob L. Benson – (580) 464-3320 Marvin Boyles – (580) 492-4238 Mark Carpenter – (405) 489-7262 Clayton Everhart – (580) 846-5633 Thomas McEwen – (580) 535-4023 Lance Perritt – (405) 226-1449 Ronald Thiessen – (405) 247-7629 Miscellaneous Grady Adcock – (501) 922-0871 Paul DeWolfe – (806) 934-2082


Oklahoma Outlook April '09  

A monthly magazine put out for Ministers by the Oklahoma District Council of A/G.

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