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May 2009

VOL. 62, No. 5



Volume 62, Issue 5 – May, 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 Editor–Tom Goins SUBSCRIPTION RATE $36.00 per year

General Presbyters H. FRANKLIN CARGILL




Assistant Superintendent


Executive Presbyters CURTIS OWENS


District Departments LINDELL WARREN Missions / Men’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

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 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

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

Kid's Kamps: Intermediate Camp ..................June 29 - July 3 Kamp #1 ........................................July 13-17 Kamp #2.......... ..................................July 20-24 Kamp #3....... .....................................July 26-29 Kamp #4........ ..........................July 29-August 1 Independence Day – ......................................July 4 School of Ministry Game Day – District Office. July 4 Credentials Testing Day – District Office ..........July 4 District Camp Meeting – OKC ....................July 6-10 Missions Banquet..............................................July 7

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Father’s Day ............................................June 21 National Native American Indian Fellowship Convocation – Albuquerque, NM......June 15-18 Longdale Indian Youth Camp ..................June 22-26

May 2009

A true hero of the faith has been promoted to his eternal reward. D r. J a m e s C . D o d d , long time credentialed minister and former Oklahoma District Superintendent, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2009. The Oklahoma District Council of the Assemblies of God owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to Brother Dodd and his family for their years of faithful and dedicated service. His life and legacy has left an impact on this Fellowship that will stand as a model of excellence in ministry for all who follow. James C. Dodd served as Assistant District Superintendent of the Oklahoma District for 27 years from 1953 until 1980. In 1980, he was asked to fill the office of District Superintendent, a position he held until 1983. During the 1985 General Council of the Assemblies of God, he was elected as an Honorary General Presbyter, a title he held until his death.

Combining his years of service, he was a member of the General Council General Presbytery for 55 years. Brother Dodd was Frank and Linda Cargill born on March 11, 1918 to the Reverend Burl and Rachel Ella (Bogan) Dodd in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was the Pastor and Pastor Emeritus of the Broken Arrow Assembly of God. James and Francine Dodd became pastors in Broken Arrow in 1942 and served that church for 36 years. He was preceded in death by his dear wife of 70 years, Francine, on November 5, 2005. He is survived by 2 daughters, Jimmie Belknap, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Barbara Dodd, Boston, Massachusetts, Grandson, Keith Belknap, Jr. and his wife Jacqueline, 3 granddaughters, Kimberlee and husband Bill Nash, Candice and husband Dave Reid, Lindsay and husband Joe Mancuso, 5 great grandsons, Billy Nash and wife Sarah, Jimmy Nash, Keith Belknap, III, Bruno Mancuso, Aiden Reid, 2 great granddaughters, Christina June Belknap and Emma Isabelle Reid. Without a doubt, a great man among us has fallen. Reverend James C. Dodd was a leader far ahead of his time. His life was filled with poise, dignity, distinction, and an unquenchable fire to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was a model for hundreds and thousands of young preachers and only eternity will reveal the impact his presence made on this world. Thank you, Brother Dodd, on behalf of the Oklahoma District Council and The General Council of the Assemblies of God for your years of service as an Ordained Minister of the Gospel. Your footprints in the sands of time will never be duplicated but hopefully often imitated.

Oklahoma Students Awarded AG Trust Scholarships Two outstanding Oklahomans - Courtney Preston, Southwest Covenant School (Yukon), and K r a g e r Tomes, Christian Heritage Academy (Del City), have been awarded $5,000 Ralph Riggs Scholarships by the Assemblies of God Trust in cooperation with the Alliance for Higher Education. Both of these young people are presently high school seniors. The scholarships awarded are granted over a fouryear period. Across the nation, there were only 10 such scholarships awarded by the AG Trust this year. The scholarships are named after the former General Superintendent Ralph Riggs. May 2009

All 10 Ralph Riggs Scholarship awardees plan to attend an Assemblies of God endorsed college or university. In its first year of existence, the AG Trust received 90 applications. Awards were determined based on academics, extra-curricular involvement, Christian service, Christian life, financial need, a personal essay and references. All applicants must earn a 3.5 GPA, be involved in an AG church, and plan to attend an endorsed Assemblies of God school directly following high school. For more information about the AG Trust and the Ralph Riggs Scholarship, visit w w Oklahoma Outlook


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Well Done – Pastor – Well Done!

In Loving Memory Reverend Gorman G. Godwin March 31, 1916 – March 21, 2009 Rev. Gorman G. Godwin was born on March 31, 1916 in Dallas, Texas to Grover Cleveland and Bennie Grace (Skinner) Godwin. He died on March 21, 2009 in Lawton at the age of 92. Rev. Godwin was raised and attended school in Dallas, Texas. He moved to California in 1935 where he worked in the animation departments at Warner Bros., Colombia Pictures and Walt Disney. During his animation career, he became active in the ministry. During WWII, his career was put on hold to help with the war effort as a draftsman and engineer. He returned to the animation industry in California after the war, and became a full time minister in the early 1970’s.

Rev. Godwin married Faye Good on May 30, 1978 in Lawton and they lived in the Los Angeles area until his retirement in 1986. Rev. and Mrs. Godwin moved to Lawton to enjoy a slower paced life and to be closer to family. He became active in several charitable ministries in Lawton and remained active even after his health began to fail, often working to help others over the phone. His greatest loves were always his family and the ministry. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one brother, Charles Godwin; one sister, Melda Powell; and one grandson, Daniel Sisneros. Survivors include his daughter, Tammy Sisneros and husband Dan of Las

Cruces, New Mexico; step son, Ben Good and wife Margaret of Lawton; step daughter, Libby Brazell and husband Dean of Costa Mesa, California; 3 brothers, Sam Godwin of Pampa, Texas, Lloyd Godwin and wife Frances and Ernest Godwin and wife Billye, all of Dallas, Texas; a granddaughter, 6 step grandchildren, 23 step great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Reverend William “Ross” Davis Sr. August 9, 1902 – April 13, 2009 Rev. William “Ross” Davis Sr., age 106, entered into eternal life with our Lord and Savior, Monday, April 13, 2009 at Texoma Medical Center.Rev. Davis was born Aug. 9, 1902 in Indian Territory in Oklahoma, the son of Charlie and Edna (Perry) Davis. Ross loved the Lord and was His faithful servant. He was ordained as a minister for the Assembly of God in 1934. He served in Yarnaby, Antlers, Oklahoma City, Hugo, Durant and in Childress, Texas. He was the oldest ordained minister in the Oklahoma District. He served as associate pastor for First Assembly of God in Denison for 20 years. In his latter years, Ross was a

member of Trinity Lighthouse Church in Denison. Ross loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. When his wife Gertrude Anderson Davis passed away, he later married longtime and dear family friend Lois Buchanan on March 17, 1973 in Denison. Ross was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving family, wife of 36 years, Lois Davis of Denison, Texas; sons, Rev. Herbert H. Davis and wife Reba of Ardmore, Okla., Troy Davis and wife Sally of Denison, Texas and Clint Davis and wife Dee of Red Oak, Texas; daughters, Lois Bell of

Cartwright, Okla., Quannah Reed and husband Carl, Shirley Grantham and husband Buddy and Pat Hogan, all of Lubbock, Texas; 25 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Gertrude; sons, Luther Ray Davis and William “Bill” Davis Jr.; four brothers, one sister and grandson Greg Grantham.

Reverend Elmer L. Coleman July 18, 1913 – April 15, 2009 Rev. Elmer L. Coleman of Wagoner, OK went home to Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 15, 2009. He was 95 years old. Rev. Coleman was born on July 18, 1913 near Ada, Oklahoma to Sidney & Cynthia Coleman and was raised in the Durant area. He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 69 years Opal Coleman and infant twin daughters, two brothers Clarence Coleman and Floyd Coleman and a sister Zelpha Swindell Hancock all of California. He is survived by two daughters, Glendene Geurin & her husband Nolan, Linda Whittenberg & her husband Allen of Wagoner, one son Gary Coleman & his

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wife Cheri of Broken Arrow, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, one brother, Vestal Coleman of Lancaster, California, several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Rev. Coleman was a dedicated servant of God and preached the gospel for over 60 years. He was first ordained in 1944 with the Pentecostal Church of God, and then ordained in 1947 with the Assemblies of God. He pastored a number of churches in Southern Oklahoma and West Texas during his early ministry. He pastored First Assembly of God Church in Wagoner from 1959 to 1965 and First Assembly of God Church in

Coweta from 1966 to 1971. Next to his God his family was the most important thing in his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather and in February of 2008 he celebrated Five Generations in the Coleman family with the birth of a great-great grandson. After he retired from pastoral ministry he continued to preach every opportunity he got until he was no longer able. He loved to make a garden and tend to his yard and take long walks all over Wagoner.

May 2009

THE KEY TO We could all use our own personal financial adviser to help us navigate the economic turmoil of our times. According to the prophet Malachi, we have one…..the Almighty God. He has a plan worked out for our fiscal security. The simple principle of Exodus 23:19 is His key to monetary blessings. In offering the first of our earnings, we acknowledge that God is the source of everything and we are completely dependent upon Him. Old Testament believers were asked to set aside merely a tithe – a tenth – of all that the Lord generously gave. Malachi equates keeping God’s portion for oneself with robbing God of what rightly belongs to Him (Mal. 3:8). The Lord doesn’t need our money, but He knows we need to give. Doing so with a generous and willing heart displays the character of Christ in our lives. Remember, Jesus is a giver who gave His life for our salvation. Generosity is a way to honor and worship the Lord. If our only expression of worship comes from the lips, we are missing the opportunity to demonstrate our love and gratitude for all that God has given us. Some of us however, find it a challenge to put the principle into practice. Although we know what the Lord has said, the thought of giving that way can cause anxiety about not having enough. Then, there may be a temptation to replace the Father’s plan with our own because His feels so uncertain. We should be careful not to let fear override faith. The problem is not with the Lord’s plan, but rather with unbelief. Fear reveals doubt that God can do what He has said He will do. The Lord promises to provide everything that is needed if we will honor Him with the first part of our wealth. Can you trust all of God’s Word? Many of us have staked our eternal security on believing what the Lord has said in the Bible about our salvation, yet some may

doubt what he says about money and His provision for us. What conflicted creatures we are. We take one part of Scripture and say it is true, and Tom Goins yet we discount another section, feeling that the Lord cannot be trusted in the area of our finances. God tells us to “test Him in this and see if He is faithful” (Mal 3:10). In giving to the Lord we have the privilege of watching Him fulfill His Word. Which is more reliable our feelings or the Word of God? Say no to fear and step out in faith. Our Father is trustworthy.

Open Churches

New Pastors

Broken Bow, Glover

North Miami






Pryor, Lone Chapel

Talihina, First




Lamont, Prairie View

Sallisaw, Crossroads

Whitefield, Shiloh


Seminole, Old Glory

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Michael Abel – Claremore Verdigris Gwen Rutz – Seiling Bill Coleman – Roland Vince Boone – Tonkawa Garry Guthrie – Maysville Oklahoma Outlook


District Secretary / Tr e a s u r e r


Missions Department Praise God for another great year in missions giving! The thousands of people in our churches have once again demonstrated what partnership is all about. We rejoice with these 50 Top Giving Churches, but we also rejoice with the hundreds of other Oklahoma churches and the millions of dollars they gave to missions in 2008. At the end of 2008, Oklahoma was credited with $11,740,690 in Total Assemblies of God Giving. Assemblies of God World Missions Giving (AGWM) came to $7,408,832. To God Be The Glory!

2008 Church 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.


OKC Harvest Owasso First Tulsa Carbondale Mustang The Bridge Tulsa Woodlake OKC Crossroads OKC Capitol Hill Tulsa Christian Chapel Broken Arrow The Assembly Lawton First Bartlesville First OKC Lakeside Weatherford Life Fellowship Chickasha Grand Edmond Cathedral of the Hills Elk City First Duncan Bethel OKC The Rock Miami First Claremore First Sand Springs Cathedral of Praise Muskogee First OKC Bethesda Bartlesville Tuxedo Woodward First Noble Assembly OKC People’s Church McAlester First Enid Central OKC Southpointe Commerce First OKC North Chruch Coweta Assembly Purcell Memorial Ponca City First Jenks Newspring Elk City Grandview Sallisaw First Marlow First OKC Christ’s Legacy Tahlequah First Yukon Assembly Chickasha Central Tulsa Eastland Pawnee First Mannford Assembly Claremore Verdigris Meeker Assembly Muldrow First Stigler First

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$599,136.82 $442,994.10 $392,421.83 $345,841.89 $282,248.67 $225,738.32 $214,247.09 $174,685.35 $174,255.00 $154,297.93 $154,149.23 $123,897.77 $120,241.62 $120,235.20 $109,687.19 $101,458.37 $100,360.00 $90,654.18 $89,991.66 $87,804.00 $84,740.50 $78,347.71 $69,787.49 $68,382.83 $66,171.93 $63,831.00 $61,819.00 $56,245.30 $48,691.84 $44,744.86 $43,939.00 $43,135.00 $40,741.17 $39,892.00 $39,381.00 $36,208.04 $35,472.51 $34,749.23 $33,040.88 $31,791.28 $31,393.72 $30,637.11 $30,362.23 $30,048.23 $29,271.95 $28,454.00 $28,414.42 $27,645.96 $26,540.00 $26,182.01


Lindell Warren


Missions Director

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

2008 Church 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Total Giving

Mustang The Bridge OKC Harvest Tulsa Carbondale Owasso First Tulsa Woodlake Tulsa Christian Chapel Weatherford Life Fellowship Lawton First OKC Capitol Hill Broken Arrow The Assembly OKC Crossroads Duncan Bethel OKC Lakeside Bartlesville First Chickasha Grand Elk City Grandview Edmond Cathedral of the Hills Sand Springs Cathedral of Praise Ponca City First Ada First Elk City First Claremore First OKC Bethesda Miami First OKC The Rock Bartlesville Tuxedo Noble Assembly Muskogee First Coweta Assembly Woodward First OKC People’s Church Enid Central Purcell Memorial Muldrow First OKC North Church McAlester First OKC Southpointe OKC Christ’s Legacy Oologah Assembly Sallisaw First Commerce First Tehlequah First Meeker Assembly Ardmore Crystalrock Cathedral Poteau First Jenks Newspring Marlow First Claremore Verdigris Mannford Assembly Skiatook First

$734,945.14 $692,096.32 $664,482.83 $635,082.77 $368,274.26 $320,318.85 $308,689.38 $267,069.34 $260,010.41 $250,119.90 $242,594.32 $221,874.44 $216,713.44 $200,104.64 $198,033.80 $180,578.01 $163,942.41 $158,215.50 $152,482.50 $149,364.23 $145,492.07 $130,023.94 $127,661.38 $123,378.31 $105,746.82 $105,151.05 $98,177.00 $98,166.64 $86,789.28 $86,785.37 $75,639.00 $75,586.18 $74,081.81 $69,409.33 $67,625.00 $67,094.74 $55,609.18 $54,237.12 $53,471.65 $52,320.64 $51,372.00 $48,258.97 $47,151.94 $45,091.23 $44,194.06 $43,624.61 $43,047.72 $42,967.05 $41,752.30 $41,064.81

May 2009

March 29th was a great day for Newkirk Assembly of God. Pastor Charley Hudspeth and congregation honored Luther Pepper as the 2008 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Luther has received many awards throughout his life but expressed this was the highlight. Luther has taught for over 30 years and still has the same intensity as ever. His unique ability to bring the class into discussion, to share experiences, and yet make the lesson applicable to the student. Becoming Teacher of the Year is not an easy task. There is a nomination process which takes place within the district, an evaluation that is made by the leadership at Springfield and a process of elimination which then is compared with all of the other Districts in the nation. Regardless of the method that you may use in the process of discipleship, I would encourage you to consider those that may be teaching within the ministry of your church. We have many that have dedicated themselves to service by teaching. I feel that they need to be recognized for their accomplishments. It is a simple process to nominate them but a tremendous boost to the entire church and to the disciple The article below is an excerpt taken from “The Simple Life”, a website that provides help for all involved in the daily grind of life regardless of responsibility Here are some potential effects that can arise from doing too much. Becoming aware of these is the first step towards adjusting our life situation and priorities towards a more balanced lifestyle. * Mental Noise - Constantly thinking about the things still left to do can clutter our inner space. They become mental noise and are very distracting. * Unable to Focus - When too many things distract us, we feel overwhelmed, our focus becomes diffused, and things appear ‘foggy’ from our perspective. In this state, it’s tough to focus on our current tasks, think clearly or make fast & rational decisions. * No Personal Life - We can become consumed by all the external achievements we are trying to obtain for the prized title of success. In so doing, we can forget to experience Joy. We forget to look after our health, our personal life, and ourselves. We become unbalanced. * Exhaustion - When our energies are not properly managed, we feel exhausted and diseased in our May 2009

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ministry of the church. For information concerning the 2009 Teacher of the Year, go to the website at w w and select the Christian Education menu. bodies. This can physically manifest in different ways. For me, exhaustion translates to lower back pain, sleeplessness and dehydration. * Self-Inflicted Guilt - When we become too ambitious, we tend to underestimate how long things will take and this will result in an overloaded plate. We commit ourselves to this overloaded plate, and set ourselves up for failure, unconsciously. When we realized that we haven’t done everything we’ve set out to do, we become subject to the guilt inflicted by our own minds. This can be destructive to our motivation and self-esteem. * Hurt Relationships - When our attention is fully occupied with too many targets, we don’t have room for other important life areas, such as developing and maintaining relationships with people. * Unsatisfied - When we have too much on our plate, we are constantly chasing after the things we haven’t done yet and forget to celebrate what we’ve accomplished. Our attention is spread out so thin, that we cannot really excel at achieving any of our goals. We become dissatisfied. Similar to selfinflicted guilt, this feeling is not conducive to healthy self-esteem. Oklahoma Outlook


Christian Education Director

Teacher of the Year

Doug Everaard | DYD

by chri s Dow christian chapel Tulsa Does the camp have a nurse? Do you make everyone wear their

Much has been written recently stating that among men, young

seatbelts in the church van? How far away is an American hospital? Will it

adults and teenagers Christianity is viewed as boring and irrelevant. For

be safe to drink the water? Is there cell phone service? These are all

them our faith looks like a predictable routine where each movement has

questions that I have heard from the parents of teenagers before camps,

been choreographed ahead of time. Too often they have watched as we

missions trips, and all other kinds of activities and events.

changed the schedule, shied away from a ministry opportunity, moved to a

Safety is a big concern as a parent. As the father of three little kids I understand the desire and the necessity to protect your children from

different location, or canceled the trip because there were just too many risks.

dangerous situations, from weirdoes, and even from themselves. It is a

Is it possible that we, as their pastors and parents, deserve part

normal, God-given desire to protect your spouse, your children, and those

of the blame for this perception? Have we shown them, or allowed them, to

that God has placed under your leadership. But sometimes we can take this

do the work of God in the dangerous and dark parts of our world? In our

desire for safety and security to the extreme and actually do more harm

attempts to make them safe and secure have we robbed them of the

than good.

adventure of following Christ?

I recently read about a Christian university that canceled several

I am not suggesting that we intentionally look for danger to spice

missions trips to Mexico due to concern over drug-cartel related violence. I

up the appearance of our faith or that we take risks simply for the thrill of

understand the university’s concern for the safety of the students and all

it. What I am suggesting is that following Christ was never intended to be

the other liability issues that they were attempting to handle. But what kind

boring and predictable. Following Christ is inherently risky to our ideas of

of message does their decision sends to the students who were planning on

safety, security, and comfort.

going on these missions experiences?

As we lead others in this adventure we have to be ready to take | them into the dark corners of our neighborhoods, our nation, and our world. We must encourage our children and the members of our youth groups and churches to be a part of what our not- so-safe God is doing in a not-so-safe world.


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Women’s Director

Linda Stamps-Dissmore

Tiffany, Grandmother Sodowsky and Linda Stamps-Dissmore

May, a month to be grateful for Mothers Mothers Day is very special for me this year for several reasons. My own mother recently celebrated her 90th birthday. She is in good health, still drives her car, and plans a special event three times a year for the widows in her large church. I’m so grateful that she lives near me. She has prayed for me (and all of our family) for many, many years and I still depend heavily upon her prayers.

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My own daughter, Tiffany, is expecting her first child this summer—a girl, my first granddaughter. (I have three wonderful grandsons!) Soon there will be four generations of women who are linked together; first because we are family, and secondly because we belong to the family of God. My mother, my daughter, and I have all been in ministry. It is a godly heritage. I am blessed!

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Springfield Banquet attended by AGTS, CBC and EU OK students

SAGU Banquet in Waxahachie, Texas

A Night in Shanghai The theme for the 2009 Oklahoma Student Banquets was “A Night in Shanghai.” Every year Linda Dissmore, Lindell Warren, Superintendent Frank Cargill, along with their spouses, travel to our colleges and universities in Springfield, Missouri and


Waxahachie, Texas to provide a beautiful banquet. This year $5,700 in scholarships were provided by the Women’s and Men’s Departments of the Oklahoma District.

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Pastors’ Reports

Evangelist’s Reports

Charley Hudspeth, Newkirk, reports 5 saved, many rededications and 2 healed in regular services. Clint Gray, Arpelar, reports husband and wife rededicated. Eddie McElhannon, Preston, reports 3 saved and 12 rededicated in regular service. Raymond Frizzelle, Miami, reports 2 adults, 8 youth, 4 children saved, 40 refilled, and 1 filled with the Holy Ghost in regular services and 1 saved in revival with Lynn Wheeler. Dan Sheaffer, OKC, reports several saved, filled with the Holy Ghost, and several remarkable healings. Stanley Randall, Coweta, reports 65 children saved during Kid’s Blast. Billy Brummett, Dewey, reports 3 saved in regular services and 5 filled with the Holy Ghost. Jimmy Townsend, Eagletown, reports 3 saved in February. Jim Blanken, Sayre, reports 7 children saved. Larry Hatfield, Chickasha, reports several saved during February. Monroe Lowrimore, Sallisaw, reports several healed. Ruth Deskin, Pittsburg, reports 1 saved in Sunday A.M. worship. Brad Jones, Wright City, reports 2 filled, 4 saved, 3 rededicated, and several healed in regular service. Gary Walden, Peggs, reports 4 saved in regular services. J. Randy Keller, Oglesby, reports 2 saved and 1 filled with the Holy Ghost in regular services.

Dale Floyd reports over 40 inmates saved in prison services. David Baker reports 55 saved and 20 filled with the Holy Ghost in California and Oklahoma revivals. Dramatic healings including one healed of blindness. Kettly Casimir reports 23 saved, 2 delivered, 1 healed, and 2 filled with the Holy Ghost. Alex Holman reports 1 saved. Jim Fuller helped 8 ministers get away, 3 medical assistance, 7 with family counseling, and assisted a stranded pastor. Chresten Tomlin reports 40 saved and 20 filled with the Holy Ghost in Oklahoma revivals. Charity Harris reports they built 3 tabernacle churches in Niger and 10 adults were saved in a Conference.

Prayer Requests Clint Gray – financial provision to start building. Woodrow Burgess – healing. Tamara Duke – husband needs job. Michael Lobmeyer – wisdom and God’s will. J o s h B y r d – strength and protection for him and his wife. Frank Salazar – open doors. Kiel Spelts – Micah Walters healing from bone cancer. Rick Carlton – wife’s healing.

Needed Bethany Bethel needs a church van donated. C.D. Duplicaor for sale or donated, call Gary White (405) 933-1266.

Information Help for Pastors call (918) 758-4147 or visit

Births Reverend and Mrs. Kevin Akins announce the birth of their granddaughter,Vanessa Elliana Akins born on 3-6-09, to Keith and Tina Akins. Reverend and Mrs. Robbie Horn announce the birth of their son, Jordan David Horn, born 3-11-09, weighing 8 lbs. 6 ozs.

Thank You Eddie McElhannon thanks everyone for their prayers during his recent heart crisis. David Boutwell thanks everyone who prayed during his recent back surgery. Ken Jensen thanks everyone for their prayers in the recent passing of his father.

For Sale 18- 20’ 38-14’ 2-5’ Padded pews. Make offer. Call (405) 475-1133 for more info.

Congratualtions Rev. Peter Landers was chosen to attend St. Johns training program for Chaplains. Clinical Pastoral Education for people in trauma and grief situations. Only 3 chosen per year. Rev. and Mrs. Ray Myers will celebrate their 50th Anniversary and renewal of wedding vows on Sat. May 16th at 1:00 at Bethany Bethel. RSVP at (405) 942-0706.

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

May 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 Michael Pierson – (405) 756-7420 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


Oklahoma Outlook May '09  

A monthly magazine created by the Oklahoma District Council of the Assemblies of God.