- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

DAVIS, Okla. (AP) - A years-long, multimillion dollar effort to revitalize a Baptist camp and conference center in Davis has been completed.

The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/1TOf9AQ ) reports that about 150 donors, pastors, staff board members and other leaders of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma recently gathered to dedicate and showcase three new buildings as part of the $13 million project at Falls Creek Baptist Camp and Conference Center.

The convention’s executive director-treasurer, the Rev. Anthony Jordan, said the completed buildings and a lighted concourse are the latest examples of more than $50 million in improvements made at the camp in the past 16 years.

“It’s just beautiful,” he said. “Everywhere you look, it’s just beautiful.”

Jordan said the buildings - the Mathena Family Event Center, the Thompson Family Lodge and the Jordan Welcome Center - were fully funded by donor families.

Jordan said Falls Creek is booked for all but seven weeks of 2016. Conference center staff is accepting lodging reservations for summer visits and booking events for 2017.

Falls Creek is one of the largest Christian youth camps in the country, with more than 50,000 attendees annually. Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford spent more than a decade as the camp’s director.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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