Author: Ryan Strother

09. Stephen Owens. African American Fellowship

09. Stephen Owens. African American Fellowship

Stephen Owens is pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Bedford, OH (a suburb of Cleveland) and newly elected president of the African American Fellowship in the SCBO.

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Stephen Owens
08. Reggie Hayes and Kelven Johnson. Urban boys basketball camp

08. Reggie Hayes and Kelven Johnson. Urban boys basketball camp

Pastor Reggie Hayes and Minister Kelven Johnson of United Faith International Baptist Church in Columbus talk about an urban boys basketball camp planned for the end of July at Seneca Lake Baptist Assembly.

If you would like to give specifically to this vision to see at least 100 urban boys go to this camp for free, please send your donation with the memo “urban boys basketball camp” to:

The State Convention of Baptists in Ohio
ATTN: Duane Floro
9000 Antares Ave.
Columbus, OH 43240

For questions about being a mentor at this camp, contact Kelven Johnson at 1969kjohnson@gmail.com.

Reggie Hayes
Kelven Johnson
07. Jack Kwok, Executive Director. Annual Meeting Preview

07. Jack Kwok, Executive Director. Annual Meeting Preview

Dr. Jack Kwok has served as the Executive Director of the SCBO for 22 years. In this episode, he talks about the annual meeting (Nov. 6-7 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky), the SBC at large, and shares a story that should impact all of our workers to be committed to ministry in Ohio.

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06. Dave Frasure- Preaching. SCBO Annual Meeting Preview

06. Dave Frasure- Preaching. SCBO Annual Meeting Preview

Dave Frasure, the senior pastor of First Baptist South Lebanon, was chosen as the preacher of the annual sermon at the SCBO Annual Meeting on November 7 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. In this preview episode of the annual meeting, listen to Dave talk about preaching preparation and give a little sneak peak at what to expect in the annual sermon.

05. Dwayne Lee. Worship 4:24 Conference

05. Dwayne Lee. Worship 4:24 Conference

Dwayne Lee, the Associate Team Leader of the Bible Teaching and Leadership Resource Group of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio, talks about the Worship 4:24 conference. Held in January, it has become one of the best worship leadership training opportunities in the nation. Dwayne tells us how the original dream has grown to over 800 attendees with multiple vendors and more as this year marks the 10th year of this conference.

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04. Travis Smalley. ESL Ministry

04. Travis Smalley. ESL Ministry

Travis Smalley, pastor of Lakota Hills Baptist Church in West Chester, OH, talks about his church’s opportunity to start an ESL ministry. This ministry is a great example of what can happen when you know your community’s need and adjust ministry to those open doors.

Resource mentioned:  ESL Curriculum Lakota Hills uses

03. Kevin and Julie Cody- H20 Church from Columbus to Indiana

03. Kevin and Julie Cody- H20 Church from Columbus to Indiana

If you’ve wondered how H20 Churches on college campuses work and want to be encouraged by how SCBO churches cooperate to send church planters even outside of our state boundaries, then listen to Kevin and Julie share what the Lord has been doing at H20 Columbus and now H20 at the University of Indiana.


Resources mentioned: The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero.

02. Peyton Hill- Local Churches and Global Missions

02. Peyton Hill- Local Churches and Global Missions

Evangelize, Encourage, and Equip is a model Peyton Hill leads at Highland Baptist Church, Grove City, OH. Peyton gives great info and motivation toward global missions for you and your church.


Resources mentioned: Ten Who Changed the World by Danny Akin

01. David Starry- Multi Site Churches

01. David Starry- Multi Site Churches

David Starry has led First Light Church in Vandalia, OH, to expand its ministry to other locations. Listen to our state convention president explain some of the process, challenges, and blessings of their efforts.

Resources mentioned: Auxano, Church Unique, NAMB, Mission Insite