Barton-Clinton-Gordey Series

Usually held during the first weekend of Lent, the Barton-Clinton-Gordey Series features a distinguished religious speaker or scholar delivering four of his or her very best sermons. Over the years, the Series has featured a variety of outstanding speakers, including bishops, professors, Christian pastors, and Jewish rabbis.

The Series was originally established in 1963 to honor Dr. L. S. Barton, Boston Avenue's Senior Minister from 1914-1922. In 1987, the Series was also named for Dr. Fred S. Clinton, a pioneer physician who moved to Indian Territory in 1897 and helped to establish Tulsa's first chartered hospital. Then, I. V. and Bona Gordey were named to the Series in 2001. Joining Boston Avenue in 1928, Bona was a beloved Sunday School teacher, and I. V. was a member and goodwill ambassador of the Chancel Choir for over 50 years.

Click here to learn more about the history of the series. Scroll down to listen to previous presentations.

2018 Barton-Clinton-Gordey Series Presentations

Dr. Maria Dixon Hall, 2018 featured speaker

Workshop: Saturday, February 17 (time & cost for lunch & materials to be determined; contact Belynda Clanton, 918.699.0134, to register)
Presentations: Sunday, February 18, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. and Sunday-Monday, February 18-19 at 7:00 p.m.



You are cordially invited to a reception honoring our speaker after each evening presentation.

Child Care

A nursery is available during each presentation. Please call 918.699.0128 to make reservations.


A spaghetti supper will precede the Monday evening presentation, hosted by the Horizons Class.

The meal will be held in Community Hall from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Cost for dinner is $5 for adults and $3 for children, with a maximum cost of $14 per family. Tickets may be purchased at the door. All proceeds go to missions.

Barton Clinton Gordey Sermon Series Recordings

Click here to listen to previous presentations. If one of these sermons blesses you, please share it with your friends and contact us to let us know!