Pastor’s Corner


Dr Mike TignorI am Dr Mike Tignor, the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Midwest City.  Let me be the first to invite you to join us at FBC MWC.

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From the Pastor’s Desk 7/28/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 7/28/2016

Brothers and Sisters:   We have reached a critical point in our financial position at FBC; and before I draw any conclusions, I   want to put the matter in perspective. First of all, most churches, including Southern Baptist churches, are struggling in the face of declining attendance and offerings; many who’ve never faced these challenges before have been humbled by the downward trend. We have been among the more fortunate churches in the fact that we have not had to cut or eliminate ministries or staff. Even though we have been able...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 7/21/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 7/21/2016

Several weeks ago, Matt Hofeld came to FBC and presented an overview of international mission opportunities in Panama and Columbia which are scheduled for later this year. So far, God has led Johnnie Kay, John and Cindy Cauffiel, and me to go to Bogota, Columbia, November 28 – December 5. There were a few things God used to lead me to answer His call: The mission will be two-pronged: evangelism, church strengthening and church planting. Church ministries will include children, leadership training, prayer walking, and witnessing. Church...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 7/14/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 7/14/2016

The recent tragedy in Dallas that resulted in the senseless injury and loss of the lives of several of their brave police officers saddened my heart. Please pray for the families of these officers and the entire DPD family.  I agree with Dr. Robert Jeffress of FBC in Dallas when he wrote, “This tragedy in Dallas is symptomatic of the lawlessness in our country that is being fueled by a disrespect for police — a disrespect that should be strongly denounced by all leaders, beginning with the President of the United States. Please pray for...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 6/23/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 6/23/2016

The recent act of terrorism in a Florida gay nightclub has once again reminded us that the rise of radical Islamic terrorism is not diminishing and must be resoundingly defeated. And while the Bible clearly teaches that homosexuality is an abomination to God, Christians should pray for and reach out to the injured and to the families of those who were brutally murdered. It easy to demonstrate compassion to people who are living godly lives; it is more challenging to demonstrate compassion to those who are not living godly lives. However, which...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 6/16/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 6/16/2016

To be a godly man, husband, and father is a challenge that can only be met through the power of the Holy Spirit. For me the best human example was my father-in-law; but even he had faults and weaknesses. The truth is – men, husbands, and fathers face temptations on a daily basis. Chuck Swindoll, reflecting on a book he read entitled, Temptations Men Face, lists five temptations we modern day fathers face:   The temptation to give things instead of giving ourselves—our presence, our personal involvement. The temptation to save our...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 6/9/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 6/9/2016

Acts 4:13 says, “When they saw the boldness of Peter and John . . . . they knew that they had been with Jesus.” Whether we like it or not, we are being watched carefully by unsuspecting bystanders. Some of them may not know us, but some of them do.  They watch us at the checkout counter, at a ballgame, in a restaurant, and even in our homes. Opinions about Christianity are being formed in the minds of many people as to whether or not we are genuine or fake. Acts 4 tells us that Peter and John faced opposition from local religious leaders...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/26/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/26/2016

Last Sunday the Minister of Music Search Committee and alternates were elected as follows:   Ken Anderson Stephanie Melton Nathan Metcalf Betty Taylor Sherri Wall   First Alternate: Dan Wall Second Alternate: Lenore Jones   I look forward to working with them as together we are led by the Holy Spirit to the man God has chosen to join our ministerial team. Please pray for us daily.   ************************ This Sunday we will pay respect to those who have lost family members while they were serving our country and defending...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/19/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/19/2016

Late last week, the Obama administration sent a directive to thousands of school districts across the country, demanding that they allow transgender students access to restrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identity. The President’s letter also implied lawsuits and loss of federal funds if school districts do not comply.  According to the letter, schools must allow students access to the restrooms or locker rooms of the opposite sex. God’s created and natural order is under attack. And, personally, as a father and...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/12/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/12/2016

Many centuries ago, the writer of Ecclesiastes wrote, “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof…” In Hebrews 11, the author described men and women who, by faith, finished what they started. They were not perfect human beings, but rather they were people who possessed a great faith that enabled them to endure hardships as they followed God’s plan for their lives. Many young men and women will be walking across (or have walked across) auditorium stages all over the Midwest City/OKC area receiving either their high school...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/5/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/5/2016

Last Sunday was a great day that culminated with a wonderful CMA end-of-year program. I am so thankful for Brianna Anderson, her CMA leadership, and, of course, the children! ******************************************************** During the announcement time last Sunday morning, Joy Howell and I gave a brief lay and pastoral response to the very troubling issue of Target’s decision to make their bathrooms gender-neutral. The corporate executive motive may have been to simply be non-exclusive and non-discriminatory in the face of the cries...

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