Book chronicles Falls Creek history

In connection with its 100th anniversary in 2017, Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center has released a hardback, full-color book titled, 100 Years of Falls Creek: A Legacy of Faith.

The new book tells the story Falls Creek, the largest Christian camp of its kind in the world, located near Davis, Okla.

Since the camp was founded in 1917, in the summer months alone, more than 2 million people have walked the 305-acre grounds in the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains in southern Oklahoma.

100 Years of Falls Creek was researched and written by Dana Williamson, retired associate editor of the Baptist Messenger, and designed by Oklahoma City graphic artist, Rick Boyd.

The 120-page “coffee-table” book, commemorating Falls Creek’s approaching 100-year anniversary, depicts the 10 decades of Falls Creek in 272 photographs, a timeline and short testimonies from people whose lives were changed at the camp.

The book also includes brief features on notable preachers and musicians, who helped make Falls Creek successful, as well as features on memorable landmarks and events throughout the camp’s history.

“This beautiful book is a remarkable pictorial and written story of the mighty work of God at Falls Creek,” said Anthony L. Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, which published the book. “The story of Falls Creek is about people, not buildings or facilities. Page after page reveals the impact of this wonderful place in the lives of countless people—including my own life. The reader will see 100 years of the powerful work of the Gospel on these grounds unfold before their eyes. This book is sure to stimulate a flood of heartwarming personal memories.”

The book costs $25, which includes the price of shipping. Copies may be ordered online at www.fallscreek.org/book or by calling 405-942-3800.