LAWTON, OK — On an oppressively hot Wednesday afternoon, a reporter and his photographer follow two pastors into the heart of the city to bring food to Lawton's homeless.
LAWTON, OK — Mike Keahbone has come home. After being away from Lawton for over two decades, the new Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lawton is learning to love a city he once swore he'd never return to.
Lawton’s Northside Baptist Church, Northwest 18th and Taylor, prepares to celebrate the church’s 77th anniversary. The celebrations will take place at 11 a.m. Aug. 30 at the church.
LAWTON, OK — The Lawton Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, along with several local spiritual leaders, will hose Come Let Us Reason Together: an Open and Candid Dialogue on Race, Religion, Relations and Reconciliation.
LAWTON, OK — When COVID-19 forced the cancelation of their mission trip to Memphis, the members of Lawton’s First Baptist East’s student ministry didn’t give up. Instead, they chose to use the time and funds set aside for their trip to perform community service across their own town, turning their missionary trip into a mission to help their home.
LAWTON, OK — At the end of last year, Lawton’s First United Methodist Church was in a precarious situation. The church was holding a vote on its future, a vote that would determine if the church continued to stay open, and in their historical building. They voted to remain open, but a short time later they were forced to close due to the pandemic.
LAWTON, OK — From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, the Faith Based Church of God will be hosting a drive-thru food giveaway at the old Gibson building, 1130 SW Lee.
LAWTON, OK — This Saturday, the Galilee General Missionary Society will host its 5th Annual Women's Prayer Breakfast. The event is held each year as an open opportunity for women in the community to come together in fellowship and learn from special guest speakers.
Bethlehem Baptist Church will celebrate its 118th birthday at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the church, 602 Arlington. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Johnny McClendon.
Dr. Larry Martin will lead Revival services at Elgin First Assembly of God, at 3rd and K streets in Elgin, at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 7 p.m. Oct. 21-23.
Western District Missionary Baptist Association is comprised of 16 Missionary Baptist churches in western Oklahoma, all members of the Oklahoma Missionary Baptist State Convention. Five of the district churches are in Lawton.
Local media reports the Scandinavian Jazz Church will end operations by Dec. 31 and the building is under contract to be sold to a new owner by the end of the year. The buyer has not been disclosed.
"There are 10 counselors who have Master's degrees and are licensed," Dr. Charlie Baer, executive director, said. "People come to see us without insurance and we have a sliding scale and no-fee services. That's what the United Way helps with."
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