By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: 5 hr ago
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, named to Time magazine’s 2014 “Most Influential People” list on Thursday, has a powerful connection to Oklahoma that began through her friendship with Oklahoma City attorney Reggie Whitten, founder of Pros for Africa.
Past and present members credit God’s answers to prayers as City Presbyterian Church prepares to celebrate its first Easter in the historic former Pilgrim Congregational Church building near downtown Oklahoma City.
Being truly wealthy has nothing to do with money and everything to do with a living God, a Florida businessman told an audience of 1,250 at the 31st annual Metro Prayer Breakfast, one of Oklahoma City’s most popular prayer gatherings held Tuesday in downtown Oklahoma City.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was deep-rooted at an early age.
Mrs. Jackson, an English/Journalism teacher at Del City High, plucked him for the school paper, The Eagle Beacon, and John was hooked. While he detoured through a brief accounting career, John returned to college (Central Oklahoma) for a second degree and a second career that has seen him cover everything from the preps to the pros at The Oklahoman.
John lives in Edmond with his wife Roberta and two daughters, Sarah and Jillian, who are keeping the family tradition of cheering for the baseball team with the birds on the bat.