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Oklahoma religion briefs for Aug. 24

Religion briefs for Aug. 24
Published: August 24, 2013

Golf tourney is set

The Champion Fathers Tourney and Luncheon is set for 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at Willow Creek Golf and Country Club, 6501 S Country Club Drive. Phil Larson, a metro-area evangelist and director of the Community Transformation Initiative, said the event is a fundraiser for the faith-based effort which seeks to build strong relationships between fathers and their children. The event will include a four-person scramble/best ball tournament, lunch and an award reception after golfing. Special guests include Carey Casey, CEO of the National Center for Fathering, and U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City. Cost is $150 for individual golfers before Sept. 1 and $175 after Sept. 1. A group of four golfers will pay $600 before Sept. 1 and $700 after Sept. 1. For more information, call Larson at 388-8037 or go to

Coach shares message of hope

Sean Sutton, Oral Roberts University assistant men's basketball coach, spoke about his previous battle with prescription painkillers at the recent “Night of Hope” addiction and recovery event at Quail Springs Baptist Church, 14613 N May. “I figured I would be dead if I continued on the path that I was on,” Sutton told an audience of about 250 people. The event was sponsored by Lance Lang and his Hope is Alive ministry. The evening featured Sutton's talk as well as comments by others. Several recovery programs in the Oklahoma City metro also were showcased. Read more about the “Night of Hope” on the Religion & Values blog at

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