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Security!

By on February 2, 2016

It has been about thirty years since the airlines were first required to ask security questions of passengers who were either purchasing tickets or seeking to board a plane. I will never forget my first questioning by a ticket agent in Oklahoma City. She knew me as a local…

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A CHRISTMAS REMINDER

By on December 24, 2015

THE EARTHLY LIFE of our Savior was marked, beginning and end, with two great miracles…the Virgin Birth and the Resurrection. This season of the year we focus our attention on the first, Christ’s birth in lowly circumstances by a virgin, Mary. What I especially love about Christmas is the reminder of…

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A Walk with Orville

By on October 17, 2015

Today my friend, Orville Rogers, drove up from Dallas to visit with me. That might not sound too “newsy” except for the fact that Orville will turn 98 next month and currently holds fourteen world records in track events. As I gently reminded him, every time he wakes up…

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Grief’s “Good Side” and Two Announcements

By on October 2, 2015

With less than three months since my sweet Jeannie’s graduation to Glory, I must admit that I am still processing the grief that has accompanied her passing. I’m discovering that, while our western culture doesn’t “do grief” very well, the Lord’s Word has plenty to say about it. That,…

Tom Elliff
Oklahoma City, OK

After pastoring for forty-two years, Tom Elliff served as the International Mission Board’s President from 2011-14, as Senior Vice President for Spiritual Nurture and Church Relations from 2005-09, and as a missionary in Zimbabwe from 1981-83. Pastorates have included churches in Arkansas, Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma. Tom has also served as the president of the SBC Pastors Conference and two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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