Sanctity of Life Sunday

Hance DilbeckGreg McNeeceNovember 2018

Dear Pastor,

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).

As ministers of the Gospel, we have a special responsibility to affirm that truth about human life and to speak up for the vulnerable, including the unborn and others.

Sadly, no longer is life held as sacred in our culture. This is shown time and time again by tragic news of children abused by their parents, the elderly neglected, and the abortion rate recently increasing by 10%, as the number of abortion centers have increased in Oklahoma.

For these reasons, we want to encourage you and your congregation to make Sanctity of Human Life Sunday a priority. The 2019 Sunday emphasis takes place January 20, and by preaching on the issue of life and making this an emphasis, together we can have an impact.

The BGCO’s Ethics and Religious Liberties Committee and Hope Pregnancy Centers, a ministry of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, have teamed up to create free resources to help you prepare, including videos, bulletin inserts and a pastor’s preaching/resource guide.

Additional information to assist your church in ministering to those facing an unplanned pregnancy is also available. Visit or to order or download these tools. Bulletin inserts and bookmarks will be available to pick up at the BGCO Annual Meeting held November 12 and 13. For more information, contact Brian Hobbs at or Deborah Young at

Until that day when Christ returns and makes all things new (Rev. 21:4), we must take every opportunity to counteract a culture of death, with the life-giving message of Jesus Christ. To that end, we are asking you to take part in the 2019 Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.

Sincerely in Christ,

Dr. Hance Dilbeck
Executive Director-Treasurer
Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma

Greg McNeece
Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
January 19, 2020

Rose Day Pro-Life Rally
February 5, 2020, Oklahoma State Capitol


If you would like someone to speak on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, please contact Deborah Young.Deborah Young

Sanctity of Human Life 

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