Ethics & Religious Liberty (ERLC)

Letter from Brian Hobbs

Thank you for visiting the Ethics & Religious Liberty Committee (ERLC) home page. In these challenges times within the culture, how can Christians make an impact with the Gospel?

Many churches in Oklahoma have established an ERLC committee or contact within their congregation, to help make them aware of critical moral and ethical issues that affect Christian life.

At the state level, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s ERLC Committee, which consists of committee members elected by Oklahoma Baptists annual meeting messengers and select Oklahoma Baptists staff, exists to alert and serve as a resource for Oklahoma’s Southern Baptist Churches and Associations regarding moral and ethical issues that affect families, churches, communities and the nation.

At the national level, the Southern Baptist Convention, through the Cooperative Program, sponsors the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Led by president Dr. Russell D. Moore, the ERLC seeks to awaken, inform, energize, equip and mobilize Christians to be the catalysts for the biblically-based transformation of their families, churches, communities and the nation.

We sincerely hope this web page offers resources to your church that are edifying and useful. We would love to serve with you and stand ready to assist your church.

Sincerely in Christ

 

Brian Hobbs
Editor, Baptist Messenger
ERLC Committee Liaison for Oklahoma Baptists

Contact Your Legislator

Gather phone numbers, email addresses and other information about Oklahoma legislators on the Web at http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/. A directory of Representatives and Senators from any legislator’s office is available at the capital.

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR

If Internet access is unavailable, call:
The House switchboard at:
(405) 521-2711or (800) 522-8502

The Senate switchboard at: (405) 524-0126

Should you write, fax or email a Representative or Senator:

(Your legislator’s name)
Oklahoma State Senate or House
State Capitol Building
2300 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

In order to be effective in influencing legislation, the right people must be contacted in the right way.

Always be polite and identify:

  • who you are
  • where you live
  • your address
  • your phone number

Do this for every form of communication you use – a call, fax or email without this information will be ignored by most legislators. Never cover more than one bill at a time, and be brief, but polite. You may contact a legislature by phone, fax, email or mail, but it is best to use three methods of communication. By contacting a legislator and key people, (such as committee chairs and members and conferees) a powerful message is sent that a certain bill or issue is important to Oklahomans. Remember, a non-voter or person who lives outside the legislator’s district carries less weight than a voter who lives in the district, but all communication is important. If the line is busy… do not give up.

Sanctity of Life Sunday

As Southern Baptists, we have strongly held beliefs, grounded in Scripture, regarding the sanctity and value of all human life. We believe every person’s life, from conception to natural death, is created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27).

Rose Day

Each year, hundreds gather at the Capitol at the beginning of the new legislative session to promote and support the lives of unborn babies by meeting with their state senators and representatives and presenting them red roses, which represent the sanctity of the unborn.

2018-2019 Board Members

Mrs. Mona Adkinson

One-Year Term

1801 Boren Blvd  |  Seminole, OK 74868
Phone: (405) 990-8196
Church Membership: Seminole, First

Mr. Brock Hardin

One-Year Term

P.O. Box 845  |  Heavener, OK 74937
Office Phone: (918) 649-4141
Church Membership: Heavener, First

Reverend Tim Hare

Three-Year Term

95555 S. 4507 Rd  |  Vian, OK 74962
Office Phone: (918) 733-8538
Church Membership: Blackgum, First

Mr. Brian Hobbs

ERLC Liasion

3800 N. May Ave | OKC, OK 73112
Office Phone: (405) 942-3800 ext. 4376
Church Membership: OKC, Quail Springs

Reverend Jarrod Kendall

Three-Year Term

P.O. Box 316 |  Wynnewood, OK 73098
Office Phone: (405) 665-4954
Church Membership: Wynnewood, First

Mr. Michael McAfee

Two-Year Term

12001 Maple Ridge Rd. | OKC, OK 73120
Office Phone: (405) 361-3411
Church Membership: Bethany, Council Rd

Mr. Kenny Mossman

One-Year Term

220 Marbel Dr. | Norman, OK 73069
Office Phone: (405) 325-8228
Church Membership: OKC, Emmaus

Mr. Brian Myers

Two-Year Term

2500 Cherokee Hills Dr. | Bartlesville, OK 74006
Office Phone: (918) 535-2642
Church Membership: Bartlesville, Ochelata FBC

Reverend Tim Prock

Two-Year Term

1301 W. Main | Collinsville, OK 74021
Office Phone: (918) 371-2526
Church Membership: Collinsville, FBC

Reverend Ryan Redwine

Three-Year Term

10600 N. May Ave | OKC, OK 73120
Office Phone: (405) 791-1951
Church Membership: OKC, Village

Ex Officio Board Members

Dr. D. Hance Dilbeck, Jr.

Executive Director-Treasurer, Oklahoma Baptists

3800 N. May Ave | OKC, OK 73112
Office Phone: (405) 942-3800

Dr. Blake Gideon

Senior Pastor - Edmond, FBC and Oklahoma Baptists President

1300 E 33rd Street | Edmond, OK 73013
Office Phone: (405) 341-0253