Category Archives for Seminary Issues

Podcast Episode 15

November 18, 2009

podcast logoThis episode of the podcast features Greg Hall. Greg is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Cleveland, Oklahoma, and the founder of CREEK Ministry in the Warm Heart of Africa. The name CREEK is an acronym for:

  • Caring for the people
  • Reaching the population
  • Equipping pastors
  • Encouraging participation
  • Kneeling in prayer

This ministry supports a seminary, medical clinic, and orphanage in the southeast African country of Malawi. In our discussion today, Greg shares how this ministry began and what they do to support seminary students in a country that has a desperate need for trained pastors to lead churches. The seminary is presently facing a financial shortfall that threatens its continued existence, and Greg shares the details of that crisis in the podcast as well. If you or your church would like to help meet this need, the best way to do it is to send a check to the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Make the check payable to “BGCO,” and write “Malawi Seminary” on the memo line, then send it to:

Cindi Robinson
BGCO
3800 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

You can also send support directly to the CREEK Ministry. Make your check payable to “CREEK Ministry,” and send it to:

First Baptist Church
Creek Ministry
P.O. Box 656
Cleveland, Oklahoma 74020

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A Brief Visit with Dr. Paige Patterson

February 5, 2009

patterson.jpgOne year ago yesterday, we posted an interview with Southwestern Seminary president Dr. Paige Patterson, as Tim Rogers talked with Dr. Patterson in Jacksonville, Florida. Today, we present another.

Dr. Patterson was in Hugo, Oklahoma for the Frisco Baptist Association‘s annual evangelism conference, and I was able to talk to him briefly after the conference had ended. We talked about issues ranging from ecclesiology to ecumenism, the characteristic passion for missions that has always defined Southwestern, to the future legacy of the seminary as envisioned by the school’s eighth president. We even talked a little about some of the silly rumors generated by recent tabloid blogging.

You can listen to the interview right here in the post, or you can pack it onto your iPod for later use. Just click on the iTunes button in the sidebar under “Podcast.”