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God works through 'tiny little church'

Oklahoma City urban missionaries Chad and Anna Clement have seen their ministry expand as they reach out to more children and their families living in Oklahoma City apartment communities.
by Carla Hinton Published: July 27, 2013

Some things have changed since Chad and Anna Clement started Truth Baptist Church several years ago.

They have moved with their two young sons to a home in the north Oklahoma City area and have hired a youth pastor who now lives in the apartment near NW 122 and Pennsylvania that once housed their fledging church.

Chad Clement said Quail Springs Baptist Church continues as a major supporter of Truth Baptist's efforts, but other ministries from across the state and nation now send volunteers to help with the summer lunch ministry, related Bible clubs and other activities.

“We've seen over 100 decisions for Christ in our first two years,” Clement said. “We're just a tiny little church. God provided, and He does what He does.”

Clement said 30 to 60 children and their families attend Truth Baptist's free dinner and the worship services that follow on Sundays in the clubhouse at the Artisan Ridge apartment complex, also near NW 122 and Penn.

In June, the church took 65 Truth Baptist children to Gibson Baptist Camp in the Oklahoma Panhandle, and teens from the church attended youth camp at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. Anna Clement spearheaded a four-week day camp for children in apartments in the NW 122 and Penn area.

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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