Weekly Stories

Stories are featured on the back of the worship folder each Sunday

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A Letter From Deke Rader

Dear First Baptist Tulsa,

Let me first say, we have a great church, and I am really looking forward to what 2020 has in store for us! A Deacon’s primary responsibility is to provide service to the church, and we plan to continue doing just that this year. We will continue to greet in the parking lots and visit members who are in the hospital. But we are also going to refocus our lense, and look at our community through the eyes of the least of these...


Changes at Hospitals to Affect Pastoral Care

The ministers and deacons of First Baptist Tulsa consider it a sacred honor to visit and pray with our church members during times of hospitalization. However, recent changes at our local hospitals will have a dramatic effect on our ability to continue this ministry to you and your family—and we need your help!


Walking Through Life Together

When I first moved to Tulsa and joined First Baptist, I was newly married, starting graduate school and desiring connections with other Christian women. On a whim, I signed up for Mentoring at First. All I wanted out of it was a friend, but God graciously gave me so much more. Over the next 6 months, my mentor and I met—often over strong coffee—and walked through life together (and had a lot of fun while doing it). It was this friendship that sparked many other connections that have truly made First Baptist feel like a church family. Each year that I participate in Mentoring at First, I’m in awe at the way God works through these intentional relationships for His glory and our good...


GriefShare Begins on January 14

If you’re grieving the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. Grief can leave us feeling isolated. You may be filled with questions but with few places to turn for compassionate and practical support.

After the loss of her mom, Stephanie Turney joined GriefShare. At first, Stephanie questioned whether or not a grief support group was really for her. “My sweet friend encouraged me all the same, and told me that I could just sit and listen—I didn’t need to say anything if I didn’t feel like it...”


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