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Archive for the ‘Business Meeting’ Category

New Food Pantry Ministry Directors Appointed

Posted by Rick on April 7, 2011

Charles and Linda Cameron were appointed Food Pantry Co-Directors by unanimous vote at the April 2011 Business Meeting.  The Camerons will succeed Dee Berryhill who resigned after more than two years of service.

The Food Pantry Ministry will have a meeting on Tuesday, April 12 at noon to discuss focus, values, and the future of the ministry.


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ISBC to Sponsor F.A.I.T.H Riders Chapter

Posted by Rick on March 10, 2011

ISBC voted unanimously to sponsor a F.A.I.T.H Riders Chapter at the monthly business meeting held March 9, 2011.

Jim Fallen and Gerald Hornsey will organize and head the chapter.

F.A.I.T.H Riders is a “Motorcycle ministry passionate about sharing “F.A.I.T.H. through Christian fellowship.”

F.A.I.T.H. stands for:

F is for Forgiveness.  We cannot have eternal life and heaven without God’s forgiveness.

A is for Available.  Forgiveness is available for all, but it is not automatic.

I is for Impossible.  It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven.  It is also impossible to please God through our own    actions.

T is for Turn.  Turn means to repent from sin and self to Christ only.

H is for Heaven.  Heaven is eternal life, here and now and in the hereafter – but only through Christ.  Forsaking all, I trust            Him!

F.A.I.T.H. Riders is unique in that, through the Lord’s direction, each chapter must be a ministry based within a local Southern Baptist church.

The ISBC Chapter will relate to the Oklahoma F.A.I.T.H. Riders and participate in local, state, and national rides.

If you are interested in more information about our local chapter, please email

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John Mathews voted Interim Youth Director

Posted by Rick on August 4, 2010

John Mathews was unanimously voted in as interim youth director at the monthly business meeting on August 4.

John is married to Shelly and they have one son, Jacob.

May God bless John as he begins his ministry with the youth at ISBC!

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Retirements and Resignations

Posted by Rick on June 25, 2009

We have recently had two important people retire/resign from their place of service in our church.  Last week, Wanda Nickel announced she was retiring from being our church pianist but would be available to fill in when needed.  Wanda has been our church pianist for 10 years and has been involved with our music ministry since 1984.  Leslie Roberts has agreed to play the piano for us until we can find a qualified replacement for Wanda.

At last night’s business meeting, Betty Rice announced her desire to resign from position as Church Clerk. Betty has been Church Clerk for 6 years.  Betty wishes to thank Betty Blair for her kind assistance during her tenure.

wanda nickel Betty Rice

Wanda Nickel                         Betty Rice

We appreciate your service to God and to our church!

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Unanimous Vote Calls Tom Roberts

Posted by Rick on June 25, 2009

Tom & Leslie Roberts

Tom & Leslie Roberts

The church voted unanimously to call Bro Tom Roberts as our Minister of Music!  Bro Tom began leading music a couple of weeks ago, but now is official in his position!  We have been praying for God to bring us the right person and we are excited to see how God will bless us through the Roberts!

Bro Tom will have an office here at ISBC, but he is employed full time at Westway in Catoosa.  Leslie began playing the piano for us since the retirement of Wanda Nickel.  Leslie works full time at the Wagoner County Abstract Co.


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Church to Vote on Roberts at Business Meeting

Posted by Rick on June 22, 2009

Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts

Our regularly scheduled quarterly business meeting will be this Wednesday at 7 pm.  However, there won’t be much “regular” about it as the church will be voting on whether to call Tom Roberts as our Minister of Music.  The search committee has met and has offered Bro Tom the possition and he has accepted, pending a vote of the church.

We will also be electing a new nominating committee that will get right to work on filling the positions for the other committees for our September Business Meeting.

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ISBC to Co-Sponsor New Native American Work

Posted by Rick on May 11, 2009

Sunday Evening, May 10, 2009, Immanuel Southern Baptist Church voted, in a special “called” business meeting to co-sponsor with 1st Indian Baptist Church (Muskogee) a new Native American work.  The new mission will be hosted here at ISBC and will eventually be located in Wagoner.

Bro. Bill Sherrill, Director of Mission for Muskogee Baptist Association spoke at the meeting to help explain expectations and responsibilities.  After a good discussion with many pertinent questions, the church voted and the motion passed!

It is expected that there will be a Fall 2009 start to the work.  Most of the details have yet to be discussed, however, with the vote last night, those discussions can now begin in earnest!

Pray with us as we step out in faith to do something our church has never done before.  However, as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission right here at home, we are sure that God will bless us and will bless this new church plant!

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Business Meeting Postponed

Posted by Rick on March 16, 2009

The regular quarterly business meeting will be held on March 25 NOT March 18.

The Sermon Server is still experiencing technical difficulties.  We’ll let you know when the sermons are available again.

Bro.  Rick will not be here next Sunday.  Bro. Willie will be preaching in both services on Sunday and leading the Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer Meeting.

Have a great Spring Break!

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MBA 96th Annual Meeting

Posted by Rick on November 4, 2008

The 96th Annual Meeting of the Muskogee Baptist Association is now in the history books.  First, I want to say that it is a pleasure being in an association where we can truly enjoy the company of the believers.  It is great to laugh and not take ourselves seriously, but to know that we take the Task of taking the Gospel to a lost and dying world seriously!

First Baptist Church, Hulbert, OK, graciously hosted the Meeting and everyone was impressed by the hospitality.  We enjoyed the opportunity to inspect their new worship facilities.  They provided a delicious supper of pulled pork with sides and a wonderful selection of desserts!

Rev John Curtis provided the annual Doctrinal Sermon, based on Ephesians 5.  He encouraged the church to BE the church!

I preached the annual Missions Sermon, based on II Kings 7:3-9.  You can listen to it here, or by clicking on the link below.  I encouraged believers to not keep the Good News to themselves.

Rev. Danny Gandarra, pastor of First Baptist, Fort Gibson preached the Annual Sermon, based on Isaiah 61:1-3.  He encouraged everyone to have a “Jesus Ministry”.

To do justice to the content of Bro John’s and Bro Danny’s sermon, please go HERE and HERE to listen to them yourselves.

All business was conducted without controversy.  Except for the election of second vice moderator.  That proved for some comic relief.  I was elected to serve as the Moderator for the next year.

God has truly blessed us with a wonderful Association to be involved with!  Kudos to DOM Bill Sherrill, our Associate DOM Claudio Valencia, and especially to the Associational Secretary, Wanda Haley!

Bro Rick

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Sunday’s Coming!

Posted by Rick on October 24, 2008

Join us this Sunday at Immanuel Southern where we will answer the question, “Can I Lose My Salvation?”  While this question isn’t asked out loud very often at church, it is very important, nonetheless.  We’ll use many verses to answer the question, but we’ll be looking mainly at John 10.  Sunday evening, we’ll discuss the need for the church to be “Salt & Light”, based on Matthew 5:13-16.  Following the evening service, we’ll have a very quick, short called business meeting to elect messengers to the Muskogee Baptist Association’s 96th Annual Meeting on November 3.  Following the quick business meeting, we’ll have our regular Finger Food Fellowship!

Invite someone to Sunday School!

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