The faith outreach being conducted by Oklahoma Baptists continues to gain momentum as the Oklahoma City Thunder's playoff battle against the San Antonio Spurs continues.
Tim Knopps is a self-described “event evangelist” who helped coordinate the “I Believe” faith outreach being held in conjunction with the Thunder playoff series. He said volunteers from about five Baptist churches met Thursday at Shields Boulevard Baptist Church, 3700 S Shields, to ride to the Chesapeake Energy Arena and Bricktown area, where they distributed faith-themed brochures and a faith-themed magazine to visitors.
Knopps has helped coordinate similar efforts in conjunction with the Super Bowl.
Knopps and the Rev. Jimmy Kinnaird, pastor of Village Baptist Church, said volunteers also distributed materials on May 21, when the Thunder faced the Los Angeles Lakers. Knopps said Baptist volunteers are expected to continue the outreach on Saturday as the Thunder play the Spurs for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.
“On game night between the arena, Thunder Alley and Bricktown, there is in essence the population equivalent of Shawnee squeezed into a quarter-mile radius,” Knopps said. “Not only do we get to witness to the crowd, but we often find ourselves ministering to those in need or searching for spiritual direction. With this many people in one place the Church really does need to jump right into the middle of it all and share the love of Christ.”
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