Be The Change: Business and Faith for a New Millennium

Keynote Speaker Bryan Welch addressing the Oklahoma Conference of Churches Day at the Legislature on February 29, 2016This speech by by Bryan Welch  was the Opening Keynote Address for the Oklahoma Conference of Churches 33rd Annual Day at the Legislature, February 29, 2016. This was recorded  in the Oklahoma House of Representatives Chamber with a digital recorder. Welch’s speech starts at minute 9:45 and is followed by a Q&A in which many of the questions from the audience cannot be heard.

Related links:

Bryan Welch bio at Mother Earth News

Oklahoma Conference of Churches

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