Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children


The Gladys Smith Society

Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson

Richard Thompson, of Oklahoma City, was honored at the OBHC Board of Directors Meeting on March 27 with induction into the Gladys Smith Society. This award is given to individuals who have made outstanding efforts on behalf of children. The Society is named for Gladys Smith, the first child taken into the Baptist Orphan’s Home in 1903.

Mr. Thompson’s involvement with OBHC began with financial contributions made during the “Building a Brighter Tomorrow” campaign. He is the owner of Wynn Construction Company and has served as general contractor in OBHC’s latest capital improvement projects. His company has been very generous with its resources and has provided high quality work.

Mr. Thompson and his wife Patty have made exceptional contributions to OBHC over the past several years as encouragers, dedicated workers, and financial supporters. The Thompson’s are members of Southern Hills Baptist Church, where Mr. Thompson serves as a deacon. He has also led by example on church mission trips.

Rev. Jerry Fielder, former Pastor of Southern Hills, said, “If you had a handful of people like Richard Thompson, you could shape destinies; you could do amazing things!” Rev. Fielder also commented that he has never known a more generous and unselfish man as Richard Thompson.

Tony Kennedy, President of OBHC, said, “Richard and Patty Thompson have demonstrated a sincere interest in the lives of children and have been a significant source of encouragement to me.”

Mr. Thompson’s generous gifts and unselfish spirit are a testimony to not only Oklahoma Baptists, but to all the lives he touches.  12-05-00

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