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Eastland Baptist Church of Tulsa (OK)

Pastor Troy Dorrell
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    Proverbs 22:6 says: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. I believe that child training is the most obviously neglected element in raising children today. To be more precise, I believe intentional and purposeful training is the most neglected element. The [...]
For the past 21 years, it has been the joy of my life to be married to my wife, Teri. Together, the Lord has blessed us with seven children and years of wonderful memories and experiences. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate our marriage somewhere around an 11 or 12. However, [...]
By James Osborne of Fox News  (link to original article here) A Christian evangelical group that works to improve the lives of underprivileged children says it has been prohibited from conducting Bible study classes in public housing projects in Tulsa, Okla., potentially violating a Supreme Court ruling that upheld religious groups’ right to the use of public institutions.  For [...]
During the month of June, I will be writing a number of articles entitled “Hope for the Home,” a series intended to help strengthen relationships in our families. Today—more than ever—our homes are under fire and imperiled as never before. Our busy schedules, financial pressures and the loss of time together threaten to make our [...]
Outliers is a fascinating look into the reasons some people succeed and others do not. Malcolm Gladwell’s research debunks some popular notions about why people make it to the top of their professions and reinforces the simple principle of hard work. His main thesis is that success is primarily a function of privileged opportunity coupled [...]
And it came to pass, when the time was come, that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because [...]
Jason Shuler and his fiancé Desiree Ayon will join the Eastland Baptist Church staff after their wedding early this summer.  Bro. Jason Shuler is a graduate of West Coast Baptist College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Education in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in church ministries.  For the past year Bro. Jason has served [...]
This past week I had the opportunity to present the Purposeful Parenting Seminar and preach to the membership of Landmark Baptist Church in Clio, Michigan.  Pastor David Pirkle, a graduate of Heartland Baptist Bible College, has been leading this church for the past 18 months and is doing a wonderful job.  The spirit of the [...]
The commencement and graduation ceremony for Heartland Baptist Bible College was held Thursday evening bringing to a conclusion a great week of meetings at the college.  Graduation Week at HBBC includes preaching each night at Southwest Baptist Church and a preaching service each morning at the School.  An alumni banquet was held Thursday afternoon with [...]
During the 2009 Thirty–Fourth Commencement and Graduation Ceremony of Pensacola Christian College it was my privilege to be awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity.   Nearly 6000 people were on hand to witness 800 students from all 50 states and 34 countries receive degrees. It was a very special day that I will never [...]
It was a joy to have Bro. TJ Wilder and his family present the ministry of the Triple R Ranch in our evening services this past week.  Bro. Wilder just started the ministry for teenage boys and hopes to help young men get back on track with God.  The Ranch is a ministry of the [...]
This past Sunday, the Lord blessed our services in a great way, and the Lord used His Word to encourage many. Sunday morning, I preached from John chapter 11 on the resurrection of Lazarus. I focused on the first part of the story about Jesus tarrying after he heard the news of his friend’s illness. [...]
This past Sunday night we recognized Jim and Linda Ramsey for 25 years of ministry at Eastland Baptist Church.   Jim has served as the Music Director, an adult bible class teacher, activities coordinator, and the director of Senior Haven during his time at Eastland.  Jim and Linda have been an incredible help in the ministry [...]
On Wednesday nights we will begin a character study of the 12 disciples.  We will be studying how God used these ordinary men to accomplish something extraordinary.  As we learn about this small group of men who turned the world upside down, I hope we will find encouragement, inspiration, and hope for doing the same.  We too can [...]
(CNN) — Rapid-fire TV news bulletins or getting updates via social-networking tools such as Twitter could numb our sense of morality and make us indifferent to human suffering, scientists say.  Scientists say updates on networking tools such as Twitter are often too quick for the brain to fully digest. New findings show that the streams of [...]
Chloe is our new pet sheep.   I’m still not quite sure how it happened, but during a recent Sunday morning sermon I obligated myself to the delight of my girls to purchase a baby lamb.  I was preaching from John chapter 10 on the Good Shepherd and said something to the effect it might [...]
Over the years I have read many books on leadership, ministry and pastoring, but Eugene Peterson’s book entitled The Contemplative Pastor stands out as unique and original because of his view of the pastor’s position and role in the church. He believes that over the past one-hundred years the pastor has come to resemble the [...]
The presentation of the Centurion Sunday night was a huge success! We were blessed to have over 1100 people attend the drama with several people accepting Christ as savior as a result. Hundreds of guests filled the auditorium, and our balcony was filled beyond capacity. The actors all did an exceptional job, and they touched the [...]
It was a privilege to present the Purposeful Parenting Seminar at Berean Baptist Church in Springfield Missouri this past Friday and Saturday.   The seminar was very well received and the Lord used the teaching of His Word to encourage many hearts.  Jeff Ables has been the pastor of Berean Baptist for the past 16 years and God [...]
(RNS) — Nine years after becoming the first state to allow same-sex civil unions, Vermont on Tuesday (April 7) became the first state to approve same-sex marriage without a court order.  At the same time, the District of Columbia took the first step toward recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions, a move that some [...]
One of the most often rehearsed quotes from the lips of the apostle Paul can be found in the third chapter of the book of Philippians. After listing all the things he has been through—both good and bad—he reaffirms his intention to continue to pursue Christ by saying, “…but this one thing I do, forgetting [...]
With the insight of an educator and communications theorist, Neil Postman—in his book Amusing Ourselves To Death—examines the impact of television culture on the way we conduct our public affairs. He proposes that unless we understand the effects of living in a television-bound society, we are in danger of creating a trivial and simplistic culture [...]
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Bro. Kurt Skelly delivered a wonderful and helpful message Friday night at our Banquet.  I believe it will be an encouragement to every one who listens to it and that the  Lord will use it to stretch and grow your faith.  For everyone who was unable to attend the banquet please take time to listen [...]

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