Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children


1903 to 1912


BGCO began in 1906. Sunbeams was established.
Boys and girls playing during Sunbeams program
Children at play, a part of Sunbeams, a ministry of the Woman's Missionary Union.

Oklahoma Baptists unified
November 9, 1906. The Oklahoma Baptist State Convention and the Baptist General Convention of Indian Territory merged to become the Baptist General Convention of the State of Oklahoma.

“Sunbeams” was an organization for young children to teach them about Baptist missions. The Woman’s Missionary Union led the classes, and they included children living at the Orphans’ Home. The children all attended church at Washington Avenue Baptist Church, where Reverend J.A. Scott was pastor.

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