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Passages Ministries

The Ministries of John "BJ" Hall

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Since January 18, 2015

Who is BJ?

John "BJ" Hall has been in the ministry since 1969. His first place of ministry was as Music and Youth director at First Baptist Church, Arcadia, Oklahoma. He then served as music director at First Baptist Church, Disney, Oklahoma where he met his soon to be wife, Connie Brooks. They were married in 1970 and he began, at nineteen years of age, his first pastorate at a little country church near Southwest City, Missouri, Poyner Baptist Church. He later pastored at First Baptist Church, Strang, FBC Adair, FBC Webber's Falls, and FBC Depew, and Westside Baptist Church, Sapulpa all in Oklahoma. He retired due to health issues but continued to serve the Lord in small churches in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. After his retirement he served as interim pastor of several churches and interim music minister in one church. 

In 2001 he felt God's call to enter full time evangelism. He was a member of the Oklahoma Conference or Southern Baptist Evangelists and has served as music director and as vice-president for the organization. He served as president of OCOSBE for two terms, 2016-2017 and 2017-18. He has ministered in Oklahoma and Missouri, as well as youth and children's camps in Oklahoma and New Mexico. 

BJ took part in the 1981 New Life Crusades on Mindanao island in the Philippines. He is a member of the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma. While he was a member of the SCM he participated in a mission trip to Australia in which we held concerts to raise money for new church starts in Australia. 

BJ is an active member of the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief organization. He serves as chaplain, and served as the lead chaplain in the Muskogee ice storms and also at the Moore, Oklahoma tornadoes that killed seven precious children and displaced thousands of families. He has also served in California, Colorado, and Texas in the capacity of chaplain.

He is a member of Easton Heights Baptist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma where he serves as Minister of Music.

BJ developed a prayer outreach program called "Who Is My Neighbor." Every church that has used this program has been blessed and experienced growth both spiritually and numerically.

BJ has written three books (see bookstore tab) and published works on the behalf of two other authors (see bookstore tab). What's Wrong with the Name it and Claim it GospelThe Essentials of Prayer: A New Beginningand Wholly Thine: A Look at Depression from the Inside.

He is available for revivals, conferences, motivational speaker, prayer consultant, and personal witness training.

This Is My Story

What is the meaning of our logo?

Our logo represents the trifold ministry that our Lord has called us to do. 

  1. On the bottom right, the Bible. Our primary call is to proclaim the Good News that Jesus came to die on the cross to save those who would believe. 
    John 3:16 (KJV) "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
  2. On the bottom left, the Praying Hands. We are called to pray and to teach believers how to pray. 
    2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)  "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 
    James 5:16 (KJV) "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
  3. At the top, The Treble Clef is a symbol of the music ministry. Leading worship, writing and singing songs of praise to the Lord, are an integral part of our ministry and life. 
    Ephesians 5:19 (KJV) "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 
    Psalm 100:1-5 (KJV) "Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2  Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3  Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4  Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5  For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
  4. In the center, the Cross. The cross of Christ is central to all we do. It is the standard under which we march. It is the emblem of the forgiveness of our sin and freedom from sins power over us. 
    Romans 6:6-8 (KJV) 6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7  For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: