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Beam Library receives $100,000 Gift

Wednesday, February 10, 2010   (0 Comments)
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Members of the former North Irving Church of Christ in Irving, Texas, have contributed $100,000 to establish the North Irving Church of Christ Endowment Fund for Oklahoma Christian’s Beam Library. The funds, which are part of the proceeds from the sale of their building, will be used to support the library’s mission of providing resources and services that enrich and support the university’s mission of transforming lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service.

The North Irving Church of Christ was founded in September 1958 and was an important source of influence and encouragement until it was disbanded in September 2009. The liquidation of its assets provided an opportunity for the former members to support a number of faith-based programs.

"We are so grateful to the members of the North Irving church for their generosity and foresight in providing this important gift for our library,” said Tamie Willis, director of the library. "The endowment will continue to make a substantial difference in our goal to provide the finest environment and scholarly resources for our students in their pursuit of academic learning and the development of their faith while at OC.”

Chris Rosser, theological librarian for OC, said the gift would provide a legacy for the North Irving church by supporting and educating ministers, church workers, and all OC alumni who strengthen and support their congregations no matter what field of study they majored in. "Our library plays a profound role in equipping the students, teachers and mission-minded Christians who are going into the entire world. This gift will help ensure that we are able to provide this important service for future generations.”

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