BCM begins to gain momentum

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Baptist Collegiate Ministries members from all parts of Oklahoma are gathering Sept. 9 for Momentum 2011, a collegiate conference sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.

The event will be held at the First Baptist Church in Moore.

OCCC’s BCM chapter will attend, said Brandon Laib, OCCC’s BCM director.

“There will be between 20 and 25 different BCMs, or a couple thousand people,” he said.

Laib said the event is a place to “hang out, get some pizza and check out the band.”

The band in this case is the Jeff Johnson Band, a worship rock ensemble.

According to their Facebook page, the Jeff Johnson Band formed in 2003 after Johnson stepped away from his corporate job.

The band resides in Dallas and puts on weekend conferences for various organizations and churches.

Also at the event will be guest speaker Afshin Ziafat, a convert from Islam whose website claims that his family has disowned him because of faith.

“My story is not about a man’s faithfulness to God; it’s about God’s faithfulness to a man,” he said on the site.

Ziafat travels nationally and internationally, speaking at conferences, youth camps, missions and retreats.

He also recently has begun speaking weekly to students at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and regularly trains Iranian pastors.

“We are really lucky to have him,” Laib said.

The event — which runs from 7 to 11 p.m. — will cost $10 per person.

For more information about Momentum or other upcoming BCM events, email brandonlaib@yahoo.com or visit their group page at http://occc.campusgroups.com/bcm/about.

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