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Religion briefs for June 22

Religion briefs for June 22
Published: June 22, 2013


Tornado relief

Church hosts relief service

The Rev. Donald D. Woody Sr. and his wife, Geri Woody, senior pastors of Judah Christian Assembly, have partnered with pastors in Texas and Tennessee for disaster relief efforts for Oklahoma victims of May tornadoes. The Overcoming Believers Church, in Knoxville, Tenn., will be joined by pastors from Texas in bringing money and donated items to assist tornado victims. “The Storm is Over Disaster Relief Service” will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Judah Christian Assembly, 12312 N Santa Fe. Guest preacher is the Rev. Daryl Arnold from Knoxville. For more information, call 748-5900.

Artist plans benefit show

— Contemporary Christian rock artist Matthew West will perform a free concert benefiting the Moore community at 7 p.m. Friday at Emmaus Baptist Church, 16001 S Western Ave. West will perform alongside the band's guitarist for a unique night of storytelling and worship created specifically for the families affected by the Moore tornado. The church, which is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, is led by the Rev. Mike Booth. The benefit concert is open to the public. Tickets will be available online at For more information, contact Booth at 618-2482 or at


Musical service set

— Christian music minister Dwayne Williams will perform at Cowboy Church of Jones at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 201 E Main. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call the Rev. Bill Manning, pastor of the church, at 740-0286.


Ex-professor given award

Mary Kay Parrish, professor emeritus of music at Oklahoma Baptist University, was recently honored with the 2013 Lifetime Ministry Award at the Baptist Church Music Conference's 57th annual session at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa, Ga. A native of Pascagoula, Miss., Parrish is a 1962 OBU alumna who earned a master's degree from North Texas University. Parrish is a member of University Baptist Church in Shawnee, where she sings in the sanctuary choir and formerly served as coordinator of handbells. She currently works with the younger children's choir. The Lifetime Ministry Award was instituted in 2004 to recognize a person whose life has been marked by significant achievement in church music. Award recipients are chosen annually by the executive council of the Baptist Church Music Conference.

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