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2012 OKLAHOMA District Council
General Presbyters H. Franklin Cargill Superintendent
Craig Dacus Assistant Superintendent
Jim McNabb General Presbyter
Executive Presbyters Curtis Owens
District Departments Lindell Warren
Darren & Michelle Pilcher Church Ministries
Dean Guthrie Children’s Ministries
2012 Comittees CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE: H. Franklin Cargill, Chairman; Craig Dacus, Ron McCaslin, Curtis Owens, Raymond Frizzelle, Keith Williams, Melvin Baker, Steve Rose, Bruce McCarty, Darryl Wootton, Chad Brodrick, Weldon Wright, Micah Wells, Duane Elmore, David Brooks, Don Barnes, Billy Martin, Arlis Moon, Jack Salkil, Lindell Warren, Darren Pilcher, Doug Everaard, Dean Guthrie, Linda Stamps-Dissmore RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE: Ron McCaslin, Chairman, Don Barnes, Craig Dacus, Steve Rose, Darryl Wootton FINANCE COMMITTEE: Kevin Conner, Chairman; David Brooks, Gary Davidson ROSTER COMMITTEE: Angela Tiffany, Chairman; Phil Freeman, Kevin Jennings, Gary D. Rogers, Julia Quinn DEVOTIONAL COMMITTEE: Raymond Frizzelle, Chairman; Jamie Austin, Greg Davis, David Lermy
CHILDREN’S COMMITTEE: Dean Guthrie, Chairman; Aubrey Fryer, Braley Fryer, Jana McCalip, Larry Huff, Richard Smith, Dustin Burpo, Gary D. Rogers, Greg Ruple, Phil McDowell, Scott Raney, Bev Robertson MEN’S MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: Darren Pilcher, Chairman; Daryl Lee, Joe Owen, Scott Stuart, Darrin Ballard, Randy Dyer, Kevin Martin, Jimmy Keith, Brock Carlile, Mark LeMarr, Gary Pratt, Ric Freeman MISSIONS COMMITTEE: Lindell Warren, Chairman; Howie Moss, Bryan Fouts, Larry Womack, Jack Manley, Mike Buie, Greg Davis, Kevin Wehrli, Walt Spradling, Kevin Ward, Gene Allen, Darren Dix, Elwyn Rogers, Wesley Peterman, Dolan Ivey YOUTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: Doug Everaard, Chairman; Chad Allred, Ashton Peters, Jeff Byrd, Jerrod Murr, Jeff Walker, Aaron Frizzelle, Mike Marshall, Chasen Lambe, Rodney Wardwell, Phil Freeman, Matt Cossey, Chris Conner, Donnetta Hunter, Matt Haffner, Greg Tiffany
TELLERS COMMITTEE: Randy Whitlow, Chairman; Nyree Brodrick, Lyn Gaskey, Linda Goldner, Larry Huff, Jimmy Keith, Lance Nelson, Jason Patterson, Merwin Pickney, Jerry Yoder WOMEN’S MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: Michelle Pilcher, Chairperson; Linda Goldner, Cathy Williams, Carol USHERS COMMITTEE: Bob Walker, Chairman; Jonathan Buras, Stuart, ReBecca Yandell, Kay Couch, Nyree Brodrick, Sandra Dustin Burpo, Don Cretsinger, Tracy Fitzgerald, Dennis Foxall, Hutcheson, Amanda Carlile, Maria Allen, Cyndi St. John, Kurtis Ivey, Kevin Jennings, Mike Marshall, Rodney Wardwell Debbie Pratt, Tammy Holman, Khristy Russ
GIRLS MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: Elizabeth Moon, Chairperson; Monica Clark, Michelle Owen, Kathy Ogdon, Dana Chandler, Tracy Collins, Nyree Brodrick, Sandy Gaskey, Debbie DeWitt, REVOLVING FUND COMMITTEE: H. Franklin Cargill, Chairman; Connie Boggs, Mary White, Lanette Clevenger, Tommy Coffman Craig Dacus, Ron McCaslin, Curtis Owens PARLIAMENTARIAN COMMITTEE: Kevin Ward, Chairman; Ralph Adcock, Chad Brodrick
CAMPUS EVANGELISM COMMITTEE: Lindell Warren, Chairman; Doug Everaard, Greg Tiiffany, Nick Callaway, Charlie Bunn, Paul Knight, Destry Dobbs, Jimmy Keith, Nate Hicks, Raymond Frizzelle, Will Jenkins, Brandon Stratton 2 | Oklahoma Outlook
DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT H. Franklin Cargill This past year stands as one of the most challenging times I have ever faced. The opportunities for our Fellowship have never been brighter! Across Oklahoma, Linda and I have witnessed God’s amazing grace and miracles as only He could orchestrate. I believe the end of time is close at hand. Therefore, His Spirit is being outpoured, even in the midst of these troublesome hours, for the expressed purpose of these closing days of harvest. Could it be that our generation will welcome back the Messiah? The words of Romans 8:22-23 often ring in my meditation. “For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.” Let the church arise! The Kingdom is at hand and this is “our” hour of destiny!
The NEXT Generation Camp near Sparks, Oklahoma is nothing short of a miracle. Together, we have launched one of the most important projects in our history. Approximately 150,000 square feet of facilities and an unlimited area of expansion await the first group of students. I especially want to extend appreciation to Jack Salkil, my Executive Administrator, for the many hours of passion and dedicated service that he has invested in seeing this project become a reality. We still must have a financial miracle in order to successfully complete the NEXT Generation Capital Campaign but I have never been more excited! I could never adequately express my appreciation to the wonderful team of people who day after day invest in Oklahoma AG Ministries! They serve with distinction, excellence, and professionalism. The team of men and women who center their lives and their passion out of 8701 North Kelley make me proud! My effectiveness would be severely limited if it were not for those who willingly serve in leadership as members of our Executive Presbytery and District Presbytery. Thank you, Oklahoma District, for the tremendous
people you have graciously provided. They are “gifts” to Linda and me! My first and primary desire is to be found faithful as a Minister of the Gospel. I am humbled yet thankful that He chose me. Linda and I are honored to serve our Oklahoma family each and every day. We never take that responsibility lightly. In addition we do our best to represent you through the avenue of the General Council Presbytery and special assignments: Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Evangel University, American Indian College, Global University of Cuba, AG Trust Executive Leadership, AGUSM Board, and AG Family Services Agency. We are persuaded and fully convinced that we are experiencing the greatest season of our lives! Thank you, for the privilege and the continual abundance of blessings that you have showered upon our journey. Respectfully submitted and honored to serve, H. Franklin Cargill, Pastor Oklahoma AG Ministries
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executive administrator jack salkil Reflecting back on the last year and even before, has been rewarding and also questioning. When Faye and I were asked to serve this District by becoming the Executive Administrator, I am not sure we understood all that it entailed. When we were serving as the Christian Education Directors we had the joy of ministry in several areas. There was a diversity of ministry. It might be Senior Adults, Singles, and Children which would include BGMC, JBQ, and Camps. It was always a different avenue of ministry. Being asked to serve as Executive Administrators brought concerns relative to doing the same thing day after day. I can attest that is not the case at all. Each new day brings with it opportunities that are sometimes well hidden as challenges concerning so many avenues of ministry. Admittedly it is great. You have given us opportunities to research files concerning property, to be stretched a little
as we worked with different municipalities and state agencies. We have also had the privilege of working with each of you directly as we worked toward organizing District and Sectional meetings. Working alongside of Brother Goins as he directed the School of Ministry and then serving as Director of this ministry has given us tremendous opportunity to see men and women who have been called into ministry to receive training that would prepare them for that call. To have the opportunity to sow into their lives has been extremely rewarding. To work alongside our District Superintendent and try to lighten the heavy load that he and Linda carry and to work to facilitate ministry has been a great blessing. He is a great mentor and so much can be received as you watch his ministerial process.
rewarding. The many challenges of working with various trades and to see how God is allowing this District to build a camp facility that is second to none are tremendous. However, the greatest of all has been the privilege of working with all of the churches in this great District. You have blessed us with your love and have responded in so many ways to our ministry. We stand ready to assist you in any capacity that we are given a chance to assist. Always feel free in calling or emailing us with any concerns or questions. Thank you for allowing Faye and me to be a part of this ministry.
Respectfully submitted, Jack Salkil District Exectutive Administrator
Naturally the opportunity to work on the new camp project has been tremendously
missions director lindell warren In writing another annual report, I still consider it a great honor to represent the great cause of missions through the Oklahoma District. My goal has been to make a difference and not just, “mark time.” Throughout 2011, I have enjoyed ministry assignments in varied places and environments. It has been my joy to speak or participate in six mission conventions, a church dedication service, three weekends of open churches, four funerals, one wedding, two Light For The Lost Banquets, 4 | Oklahoma Outlook
and a special Eastern Indian service. Also, I have spoken in other weekend services, and attended four other funerals. I continue to provide oversight to Chi Alpha Campus Ministry, Deaf Ministry, Native American Ministry, Prison Ministry, Spanish Ministry, other Ethnic Ministries, and Cowboy Churches. I actively support the Reach The World Auction and the Veteran’s Ministry.
The committees or boards I chair or sit on include the Missions Committee, the Campus Evangelism Committee, the South Central Deaf Committee, the Tex-Ok-La Indian Camp Committee, the District Missionary Screening Committee, the Oklahoma Teen Challenge Board, the American Indian College Board of Regents, the National Cowboy Church Fellowship, the District Credentials Committee, and of course, the District Presbytery. Continued on page 5
This last year I participated in Heritage Days, District Council, some Sectional Councils, and the fall Sectional School of Ministry Tour. I represented the District Missions Department at the student banquets in Waxahachie, Texas and Springfield, Missouri. The District Missions Department organized the All-District Missions Banquet in conjunction with District Council and the Oklahoma District Dinner in Springfield for all our missionaries home on itineration. Once again, it was my privilege to participate in the commissioning service at Missionary Renewal last June in Springfield. In seeking to better serve our constituency I find myself spending approximately 20 Saturdays a year in district work. We in leadership find this necessary in order to accommodate the many bi-vocational
ministers and the laity of our churches. These scheduled events include, but are not limited to the School of Ministry, Credentialing Events, Prison Ministry Meetings, Teen Challenge Board Meetings, Spanish Ministry Events, and Healthy Church Network Retreats. The Missions Department could not adequately provide the many services it does without the encouragement and support of the Executive Board with Brother Cargill at the helm; a praying and hard working wife, Phyllis; and a very capable and efficient Administrative Assistant in Dona Bunn.
never been greater. I look forward to new relationships, new ways to facilitate the work of missions, and new fruit for the Kingdom. Respectfully submitted, Lindell Warren District Missions Director
So, the beat goes on. The work continues to expand. The challenge to manage time and money while still being visionary has
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church ministries darren & michelle pilcher I’m blessed by the personal relationships that have formed in 2011 and also by a growing diversification of church life across our district. From weekend ministry and sharing meals along with some coffee stops here and there, meeting new friends and strengthening existing friendships have been the biggest part of the experience and the greatest joy over the last year. The fresh connections across our great state remain personally exhilarating. From all adult ministry discipleship in the local church to marriage enrichment and the ministry coaching liaison, what has been accomplished could not occur without a team of competent friends. A special thanks to the following partners: Shirley Ophus, our office assistant, for helping me continue to adjust to the many
responsibilities and facilitate such an expansive area of service; Gary and Debbie Pratt, our Singles Ministries Coordinators, who lead with a strong level of experience, excellence and skill to this most needed area of ministry in the local church; Martin and Janice Perryman, our Senior Adult Ministries Coordinators, who provide energetic and creative ideas/experiences for the seniors across Oklahoma; our Men’s Ministries/LFTL Reps, all of whom have given of their time to help keep ministry to men current and aiding in the raising of Light-for-the-Lost monies in all 14 sections. And, I extend personal appreciation to Pastor Cargill for his constant belief in our leadership and kindness to our family. Lastly, allow me to thank the wonderful family of the Oklahoma District for the
As I look back over the last year I am thankful for the incredible women I am privileged to work with from across our state. It has been a year full of blessings and rewards as I continue to meet women who are making a difference in their community and around the world.
It is an honor to serve the women of Oklahoma and work alongside my husband Darren in Church Ministries. Thank you for your love and support to our family. I look forward to the extensive things God has in store for our fellowship and within the Women’s Ministries department.
I am extremely blessed to work with a group of ladies who serve on our state leadership team. Their support, ideas and excitement for ministering to women assist me in so many ways. I would like to give huge thanks to Linda Goldner, Cathy Williams, Carol Stuart, ReBecca Yandell, Kay Couch, Nyree Brodrick, Sandra Hutcheson, Amanda Carlile, Cyndi St. John, Maria Allen, Debbie Pratt, Tammy Holman, Khristy Russ, Deana Smith, Julie Allred, and Shirley Ophus.
As ladies unite together we continue to meet the needs of missionaries, support our new camp at Sparks, and empower local women’s groups through retreats, resources and connections.
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warm reception we continue to feel and the desire to come alongside us in this endeavor to serve, partner and network. Please know that Michelle and I along with Ethan and Emma are excited about our Assemblies of God fellowship and are dedicated to being a positive contribution to our future together. Respectfully submitted, Darren S. Pilcher District Church Ministries Director
youth director doug everaard We are thankful for the opportunity to serve the churches and student ministries of the Oklahoma District this past year as District Youth Directors. It has been a challenging yet enjoyable year of working with the youth leaders of our state, local pastors, our OYM staff, as well as the rest of our District Office family. We want to thank the ministers of the Oklahoma District for their support and allowing us the opportunity to share our heart for student ministry and missions in their pulpits. Our ministry consisted of church services, revivals, youth services, conventions, University/College/ high school chapels, camps, rallies, retreats and STL services. We love the students of this generation and the youth pastors who lead them and it is our continued desire to develop generations to lead. During this past year we have led the following District activities: Discipleship Camp (SLR Retreat), Speed-The-Light Missions Conventions, Girls Retreat, Fine
Arts Festival, Christian Fun Day, 5 Youth Camps, Convergence Youth Convention, Youth Pastor’s Retreat, SHIFT School Assemblies, and Bible Quiz. We did not participate this year in many of the normal National Events such as DYD Conference, National STL Banquet, National Fine Arts, or the SAGU Board of Regents Meetings simply because of our son Grayson and his fight with cancer! As many of you know by now our family has been in this battle now going on 3 years for our son’s life. Thank you so much for fighting along with us through your phone calls, emails, love gifts, visits, running of OYM events, and most of all your fervent prayers. We continue to trust God to heal our son!
work through her administration and organization of the OYM office and events these past 3 years. Robin lost her dad to cancer this past year and now she is moving back home to take care of her Mom. Thank you, Robin, we love you. We also want to welcome Chelsea Woodstock, our new Admin Assistant. We look forward to working along side of her in the coming months and years! Jill, Seth, Grayson and I appreciate you and our District Leadership for allowing us to serve in this season and look forward to what the Lord has in this upcoming year! Respectfully submitted, Doug Everaard District Youth Director
I appreciate the youth committee for their help and ideas in leading the student ministries of this state. I would also like to say a huge “thank you” to our former Assistant Robin Johnson for her hard
children’s ministries dean guthrie It has been two years since I have come aboard as Children’s Ministries Director. It has truly been an incredible experience serving the Oklahoma District. We have had nothing but tremendous support from pastors, children’s pastors, and various churches that have supported Children’s Ministries. God has also blessed us by allowing us to be a part of the great team here at the District Office. I want to thank them for the love, support, and friendship. It is truly a
blessing for you guys to be a part of our lives. Joy, DJ, Tori, and I look forward to continue to serve this great fellowship. Respectfully submitted, Dean Guthrie District Children’s Ministries Director
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revolving fund The fiduciary responsibilities for the Oklahoma District Revolving Fund are assigned to the Executive Presbytery. This committee meets monthly as well as subject to additional action at the call of the District Superintendent. We are thankful to report that God has continued to bless our Fellowship. One of the reasons for the financial stability of the Oklahoma District is directly linked to the Revolving Fund. Although growth of available cash funds has been restricted due to the construction of the new camp facilities at Sparks, the stated value of the fund as of December 31, 2011 was slightly above $5.3 million. This fund
is subject to the on-going examination and scrutiny of BKD, our retained unaffiliated auditing firm. For a number of years, the auditors have not felt it necessary to increase the balance of contingency funds held for doubtful accounts. For the past 2 years, the committee has place a moratorium on new Revolving Fund loans. This has enabled us to redirect cash assets to the current construction of the NEXT Generation Camp, thereby saving us thousands of dollars that would have otherwise been expended through debt service. The opportunity of internal financing will ultimately provide additional funding for future Kingdom ministries.
If it were not for faithful men and women who believe in this Fellowship, the Revolving Fund would not be in existence today. The business plan of investing in the Kingdom offers far greater returns than monetary gain. Thousands of lives across Oklahoma have been and thousands yet to come will be the reward for such strategy. For this, we ascribe all the glory to God! Respectfully submitted, Revolving Fund Committee H. Franklin Cargill, Chairman
missions Praise God for another good year of missions participation through the churches and members of the Oklahoma District. The Lordâ€™s favor continues to rest upon us. In calendar year 2011 our people and churches gave $19,998,462 in Total Assemblies of God Giving. Of this amount, $7,864,378 was given to AGWM. AGWM giving has hovered for years around seven and a half million. AG Total giving keeps moving higher each year. Possibly giving to NEXT has helped the Total giving increase to the point we now see. Again we had 30 churches that gave over $1,000,000 to missions, with six of those ranking in the National Top 100 Churches. In 2011 we witnessed four Oklahoma missionary units commissioned nationally. During the year eight candidate units and ten veteran units were itinerating in the district at some time. Three candidate units met budget and left for their new assignment, while six veteran units were cleared to leave. At the end of the year there were nine missionaries itinerating across Oklahoma. The Spanish ministry continues to grow and develop across the ethnically diverse landscape of Oklahoma. Some of our Spanish churches are acquiring property, while most continue the maturation process of church
development. Although the number of Spanish churches is a moving target we have about 38 churches at present. Also, we see many of our Cowboy Churches taking root and finding stronger acceptance in their locales. The reports continue to reflect lots of souls saved through the sub-culture of Cowboy Churches. Teen Challenge has enjoyed a good year of growth in Oklahoma during 2011. From a small mustard seed beginning in the late eighties the ministry of Teen Challenge in our state has become a force for good. On any given day over 100 youth and adults can be found in our five Teen Challenge Resident Centers. Teen Challenge serves as a faith ministry with a multi-million dollar yearly budget. Chi Alpha (XA) Campus Ministry finds itself strategically in place to change the world on 18 different college and university campuses across Oklahoma. We have many models of XA in Oklahoma including a local church providing a full time campus pastor, a church staff person who has included in his or her portfolio college ministry, volunteer led ministry from a local church, or a national or district endorsed missionary.
Many needs come to the Missions Office on a weekly basis. Plain and simple the money does not exist to financially meet all the requests. It is our desire however, to facilitate the call of God and bring supply and demand together. Of great concern to us in missions leadership is the number of churches that drop missions support. We recognize this to be a perennial problem. Nevertheless, we want all our pastors and churches to consider the disruption this brings to our overall missions program. Pastoral changes, cultural paradigm shifts, and changing philosophies on â€œhow we do missionsâ€?, all add to the challenge of maintaining monthly support for our missionaries. As our world boils over with change the need to support missions increases. The world, including these 50 United States, stands ripe for revival. Through all our efforts may we do even more to see that the harvest is not wasted, and this generation has every opportunity to hear the Good News of Christ. Respectfully submitted, Lindell Warren Missions Director Oklahoma Outlook | 9
church 2011 proved to be an organic developing of the Church Ministries department. Michelle and I have been honored to serve in this growing role. Church Ministries continues to carry the mission of serving, partnering and networking with the ministers and the ministries of Oklahoma Assemblies of God. The following is a summary of Church Ministries in 2011: Ministry coach training took off in a huge way with pastors and church leaders from around the state participating. The development of Oklahoma Coaching Network for the training and providing of ministry coaches began with the goal to establish a coaching culture among the Oklahoma Assemblies of God. Martin and Janice Perryman coordinated the Senior Adult Heritage Christmas Tour, a banquet and concert held in early December at three different church locations – the western, central and eastern parts of our state. Church Ministries introduced a new resource that a number of churches have witnessed: the ATTACHED Marriage Conference and materials. We have been privileged to teach this current material and provide marriage conferences for the local church.
Church Ministries provided throughout the year our first discipleship resource. Rescued: a Guidebook for New Christfollowers was strongly received across the state and beyond in 2011. Oklahoma Men’s Ministries presented our first Main Event Men’s Conference in October which included a golf tournament along with a Friday night and Saturday morning men’s gathering. North Church in Oklahoma City was the host. Hundreds of men participated with the theme, “The Fight Is On!” The LFTL Tour gave us the opportunity to share the Cuba Bible College Project in every section. Thanks to the faithful giving of our men and the partnership of our churches, Oklahoma ranked #1 with $769,679.85 in LFTL giving. The top five LFTL giving churches are as follows: 1. Mustang The Bridge Assembly of God - $201,133.00 2. Weatherford Life Fellowship - $83,669.18 3. Owasso First Assembly of God - $71,854.00 4. Tulsa Carbondale Assembly of God - $37,990.00 5. OKC Harvest Assembly of God - $25,240.00
The Women’s Ministries LIFE events were held in January at 12 locations across the state. Missions pledges totaling $121,131.96 were received for 2011. Through LIFE we were able to help new and veteran missionaries with household funds as well as special projects and monthly support of missions organizations. We are pleased to announce that through the giving of Oklahoma women, $150,000 has been given toward the campground kitchen in Sparks. The 12th annual Elite Ladies Luncheon was enjoyed by ministers’ widows in June at the Home Builders event center in Oklahoma City. Margie McQueen was our guest speaker and spoke such loving and encouraging words to these women. The 2011 Fall Women’s Retreat, “Quiet Influence” was held at Dry Gulch in September. With around 500 ladies in attendance we laughed and enjoyed time with our speaker Judy Rachels. It has been our honor and privilege to serve the Oklahoma District family this past year. Please call on us to serve you! Respectfully submitted, Darren and Michelle Pilcher District Church Ministries Directors
youth Our desire in Oklahoma Youth Ministries is to “Develop Generations to Lead.” We do this through training and encouraging youth leaders around our state to win, build, send, and lead students into ministry in all walks of life. Our annual events and experiences as well as our resources and efforts are all focused toward this desire. We continue to make it a goal to develop events and experiences that meet the needs of our students across Oklahoma. Our five weeks of youth camp involved 3,285 students and leaders at Turner Falls. Girls Retreat had 353 girls in attendance as we once again partnered with Elizabeth Moon and our Girls Ministries from around 10 | Oklahoma Outlook
the state. Convergence Youth Convention had 1862 students in attendance. The youth committee would like to thank Mark and Cheryl Cain for coordinating our Fine Arts program. In 2011 we had 767 students with over 1686 entries from all across Oklahoma participating on the district level. Twenty-one entries finished in the top ten nationally and five entries were National Award of Merit Winners. The youth committee would like to thank Kyla Jones for her leadership and coordination of District Bible Quiz. For the third time in four seasons, Owasso 1st Bible Quiz Team took home the National
Championship Trophy! We continue to do our best to equip our own Oklahoma missionaries as they minister around the world. In 2011 as a District we raised $221,694.73 in Speed The Light giving placing us 11th in the nation and bringing our 65-year cumulative giving to $14,811,284.91. In the past year we presented our “SHIFT” school assembly program across the state of Oklahoma. We appreciate the help of many who have assisted with the school assemblies! Continued on page 11.
We continue to strengthen and connect our youth workers by offering free of charge Youth Pastors Retreat as well as developing and using existing and new technology through the OYM website, facebook, twitter, OKAG App, and youth pastor’s e-group. The youth committee would like to thank Jayson Evans for his help and expertise in branding, promotions and design of the OYM events this last year. Also, a big thank you to Robin Johnson for her hard work and dedication to the OYM office, her administration, communication and
organization are second to none! We also want to thank each of our churches for their ongoing help and support. We also appreciate our youth representatives across the state. They faithfully serve each month through youth rallies; youth pastor lunches; and encouraging local youth ministries.
Marshall, Robert Ferguson, Phil Freeman, Aaron Frizelle, Mario Gonsalez, Donnetta Hunter, Jerrod Murr, Jeff Walker, Rodney Wardwell. Respectfully Submitted, Youth Ministries Committee
I personally want to thank all those on the youth committee and everyone else who were instrumental in accomplishing the work of OYM this last year. Youth Committee: Chad Allred, Amanda Baker, Jeff Byrd, Chris Conner, Matt Cossey, Mike
children’s Oklahoma Children’s Ministries believe in the importance of ministry to children. Kids, especially in today’s society, must be equipped to face the challenges of living their Christian faith in a culture that openly opposes Godly beliefs. It is the desire of OCM to partner with children’s pastors and workers all over the state to train, equip, and serve them as they minister to the children of Oklahoma. Whether it is through BGMC, JBQ, Royal Rangers, or Girls Ministries, we are here for you. BGMC Our BGMC Coordinators, David and Tracy Zentz, are doing a terrific job of spreading the word about BGMC by continuing to visit churches all over the state. Our giving total in 2011 was $278,899.53, and places our district, once again, fourth in the nation in BGMC giving. This was a record setting year for our district.
JBQ Junior Bible Quiz program does a great job of not only teaching kids God’s word, but is also used as a great tool of discipleship as well. Larry and Cindy Mullins have done an outstanding job of coordinating JBQ across the district.
Our 2011 Camps were an amazing experience. Once again we were shocked and amazed at all of the things that God had done last summer. We had a total of 2581 people in attendance. We had 266 first time salvations and 326 baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Royal Rangers It has been a great year for Royal Rangers. Ranger Coordinator, Marvin Lemke, has done an incredible job overseeing this very important ministry. The Oklahoma District Royal Rangers staff is doing a wonderful job of equipping and training men and boys across the state.
Thanks again to all who have contributed to the success of the Oklahoma Children’s Ministries Department. As we look back on the faithfulness of God in the past, let us trust in that same faithfulness as we look to the future.
Girls Ministries Girl’s Ministries Coordinator, Liz Moon, has done a great job leading women and girls across Oklahoma. Whether it’s through Girl’s Sleepovers, Power Surge, Girl’s Celebration, or just week to week, Girl’s Ministries is doing a top notch job.
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I-Camp, Kids Kamp, and Little Radicals
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spanish God is moving in a special way with our Hispanic churches in 2011. We have 20 District churches plus 10 departmental churches and 8 missions churches for a total of 38 Spanish churches. This represents an increase of 9 churches over 2010 a growth of over 20%. Our district churches alone have over 1,500 Hispanic members and if you add the departmental and missions we reach over 2,800 Hispanics each week. We believe the extraordinary growth comes from a hunger that the Hispanic people have. The Hispanic people love to have church. They believe that it is a must to be in church several times during the week. Many of our churches have up to 8 services each week. They also believe that every member is called of God to win souls. They believe that evangelizing is a must in a Christian’s life. Winning their next door neighbor is the goal that every member has. We are excited with the number of new students in our School of Ministry “Instituto Bíblico Oklahoma.” The school year 2011 was great! We had over 100 students to enroll and we had 76 to graduate in August. Praise God!
Although we are growing, we have so much more to do. Oklahoma is home to over 350,000 Hispanics. We must reach them all. Please stand with us in prayer that we will have the laborers to help start new works in various new parts of the state.
iglesias tienen hasta 8 servicios cada semana. También creen que cada miembro es llamado por Dios para ganar almas. Ellos creen que la evangelización es una necesidad en la vida de un cristiano. Ganar su vecino es el objetivo que cada miembro tiene.
Respectfully submitted, Mark Fitzgerald Spanish Ministries Coordinator
Dios se está moviendo de una manera especial en nuestras iglesias hispanas en 2011. Contamos con 20 iglesias del Distrito, más 10 iglesias departamentales y 8 iglesias misiones para tener un gran total de 38 iglesias. Esto representa un crecimiento de 9 iglesias en un año un crecimiento de más que 20%. Nuestras iglesias del distrito tienen más de 1.500 miembros Hispánicos y si se agregan los departamentales y las misiones llegamos a más de 2.800 hispanos cada semana.
Estamos muy contentos con el número de nuevos estudiantes en nuestra Escuela de Ministerio “Instituto Bíblico Oklahoma.” El año 2011 fue fantástico! Tuvimos más de 100 estudiantes inscritos y tuvimos 76 que graduaron en Agosto. Alabado sea nuestro Dios! A pesar de que estamos creciendo, tenemos mucho más trabajo para hacer. Oklahoma es el hogar de más de 350.000 hispanos. Tenemos que alcanzar a todos. Por favor, Unámonos en oración para que Dios mande obreros que nos ayuden a comenzar nuevas obras en diferentes lugares del Estado. Respetuosamente,
Creemos que el extraordinario crecimiento proviene de un hambre que los hispanos tienen. El pueblo hispano se goza al tener cultos en la iglesia. Ellos creen que es una necesidad estar en la iglesia varias veces durante la semana. Muchas de nuestras
Mark Fitzgerald Coordinador del ministerios español
chi alpha 2011 a year of stepping out in faith as Greg and Susan Tiffany and the state Chi Alpha office moved to the University of Tulsa campus, a move to increase our focus on the 47,000 collegians in Tulsa and surrounding areas which had little to no Pentecostal campus ministry. And with the help of great adult and student leaders we now have XA ministries on 18 campuses. Chi Alpha’s Vision of Outreach, Fellowship, Service and Discipleship included Service and Outreach teams to Costa Rica, OKC Inner City, Northern Asia, Arizona, Oologah, New Orleans, Oklahoma and National Fine Arts Festivals, Royal Ranger Pow Wow and Hillcrest Children’s Center. Some of this year’s highlights included International Student Conference, Breakaway at Turner 12 | Oklahoma Outlook
Falls, with over 200 in attendance and we ended the year at SALT with over 1600 collegians coming together from the South Central Area.
for together we are seeing students and campuses changed by the power of God!
We praise God for our Chi Alpha family, national and district appointed campus missionaries, missionary associates, church staff and lay leaders all working together to reach students. For the greatest report of all are the students that are coming to Christ, being baptized in water and the Holy Spirit and giving their lives to the call of changing their world each week on our Oklahoma College Campuses. Chi Alpha ministries are truly changing the campus and the World. We want to thank everyone who are partnering with this vision through your prayer and financial support,
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