Articles for Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman's Religion Editor
  • Faith Notes: Weekend April 25-26

    Carla Hinton | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Saturday, April 25 — The Central Saints Chorus of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present Rob Gardner’s “Lamb of God” — a musical retelling of the final days of the life of Jesus Christ, his atonement, death and resurrection — at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of...

  • In case you missed it: the Earth Walk

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    About this time yesterday, a small crowd of people gathered at the Oklahoma United Methodist headquarters for “A Walk for Earth.” Participants gathered for music and remarks before they set out on the short walk through the campus of Oklahoma City University. The walk was held in conjunction with...

  • Faith Notes: Concert alert

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Contemporary Christian recording artists Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli (pictured), Brandon Heath and Danny Gokey will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Crossings Community Church, 14600 N Portland. The concert is billed as “The Bible Tour” because it is designed to...

  • Children experience art hands first at the Festival of the Arts

    By Carla Hinton, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    The Children’s Art Field at the 2015 Festival of the Arts includes hands-on arts and crafts, an art market and an opportunity to lend a hand with a one-of-a-kind art piece.

  • Oklahomans on Top 100 Christian leaders list: A businessman, a recording artist and a scholar

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Several Oklahomans are included in a list of top Christian leaders in America. Newsmax’s 2015 Top 100 List is a list of Christians whose influence is felt around the nation. ” Christianity’s challenges in today’s world of instantaneous information transmission and new brands of sin are not...

  • Faith Notes: April 22, 2015 -- Walk for the Earth

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Wednesday, April 22 A walk in conjunction with Earth Day is planned at Oklahoma City University. A Walk for Earth is set for 6:45 p.m. beginning at the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference headquarters, 1501 NW 24. Organizers said the event for all ages will be little more than a mile around and...

  • Edmond family prepares to run Ebola orphanage in Africa

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Jerome and Shanna Crawford of Edmond are planning to return to Sierra Leone, Africa, with their six children in May to operate a new orphanage designed to be a home to children left orphaned by the Ebola virus epidemic that devastated the West African country.

  • Faith Notes: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Here are several faith-themed events happening in the metro area Monday, April 20, and later in the week:   Tuesday, April 21 The Edmond Baha’i Faith community is celebrating the Festival of Ridvan, the holiest period of the Baha’I calendar. The festival commemorates the Baha’i  founder...

  • Artists prepare for Festival of the Arts in Oklahoma City

    By Carla Hinton, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Artists spent Monday preparing their tents and art displays for the 2015 Festival of the Arts at Festival Plaza and Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.



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Carla Hinton


Religion Editor

Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide variety of news, including social services, transportation, minority affairs and Oklahoma City Hall.



Hinton also serves as assistant editor and editor of the local news section for several years, but she is perhaps best known as The Oklahoman's religion editor, a post she has held since June 2002. She has enjoyed learning about the many different world religions in her role as religion editor and doesn't consider it a bad thing when colleagues refer to her as "the church lady."



Career highlights have included meeting renowned evangelist Billy Graham and covering local reaction to the election of a new pope after the death of Pope John Paul II. In her spare time, Hinton enjoys reading suspense novels (ala James Patterson), watching HGTV shows and keeping up with the activities of her two grown sons and (almost grown) daughter

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