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  • Collegiate Week: LifeWay event finds new 'home'

    by Chris Doyle/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, posted Friday, August 10, 2018 (7 days ago)

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    DAVIS, Okla. (BP) -- Bill Noe kept using the word "home."

    Apparently, it was the best word to describe Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, which hosted Collegiate Week, Aug. 5-9, an annual event sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources. As LifeWay's national collegiate ministry specialist, Noe serves as Collegiate Week's program director.

    "As I started talking to Falls Creek leadership, it became increasingly apparent that this probably could work out, and it would be a great home," Noe said when asked about the process of moving Collegiate Week, which had a long history of meeting at Glorieta Conference Center in Glorieta, N.M. "Just every conversation, every visit, every step along the way made it more and more obvious that (Falls Creek) would be the perfect home for Collegiate Week." Read More

  • BGCO's Falls Creek settles lawsuit

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, August 07, 2018 (10 days ago)

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    DAVIS, Okla. (BP) -- The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma has settled a lawsuit related to the alleged 2016 rape of a 13-year-old at the BGCO's Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center.

    Terms of the settlement are undisclosed, The Oklahoman newspaper reported Aug. 5, but one sentence of the settlement agreement is not under seal: "Following this incident, the BGCO conducted a review of its policies and procedures and has recognized additional efforts to provide as safe [an] environment as possible for campers visiting Falls Creek."

    BGCO communications director Brian Hobbs said in a statement released to Baptist Press, "We have prayed for a respectful resolution of this very serious matter. Looking to the future, we are continually working with churches to take every measure we can, to provide a safe environment where our campers can experience life with Jesus Christ. We are thankful that the ministry of Falls Creek continues forward to bless thousands of people in Oklahoma and across the region, for the glory of God." Read More

  • 100 years of Falls Creek sparks summer-long celebration

    by Chris Doyle, posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Chris Doyle
    DAVIS, Okla. (BP) -- The 100th summer is underway for the youth weeks at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Centers.

    Since the camp was founded in 1917, in the summer months alone, more than 2 million people have walked the 305-acre grounds in the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains in southern Oklahoma. And there have been approximately 65,000 professions of faith and some 35,000 called to ministry, according the latest figures from Falls Creek. Read More

  • Falls Creek maintenance men die in work accident

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

    DAVIS, Okla. (BP) -- Two maintenance workers were killed and one injured in a work-related accident April 22 at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center in Davis, Okla., center spokesman Brian Hobbs has confirmed.

    Killed were Charles Matlock and Jonathan Patrick Wright, employees of the center owned by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. A third worker was treated and ... Read More

  • Falls Creek dedicates event center & new lodge

    by Oklahoma Baptist Messenger Staff, posted Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Austin Urton
    DAVIS, Okla. (BP) -- The newest facilities at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, including a state-of-the-art events center and new lodge, were dedicated Feb. 2 by leaders of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, which owns and operates the nationally known ministry, founded in 1917.

    BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan noted at the dedication ceremony, "In all, we have completed more than $55 million in revitalization of existing facilities, infrastructure and the construction of new buildings," including the 7,000-seat R.A. Young Tabernacle that opened in 2007 and the new Mathena Family Event Center, Thompson Family Lodge and Jordan Welcome Center. Read More