Articles for Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman's Religion Editor
  • The Five: Quintet being ordained to the Catholic priesthood in Oklahoma represents upward trend

    By Carla HintonReligion Editor,, Religion Editor, | Updated: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will ordain five seminarians to the Roman Catholic priesthood Saturday, heralding an upswing in priestly ordinations. Archdiocesan leaders said the archdiocese hasn’t ordained that many priests at one time since 1991.

  • Billy Graham's evangelist daughter urges crowd to stand up for faith

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    Billy Graham’s evangelist daughter Anne Graham Lotz challenged and comforted the crowd attending the Night of Praise and Worship event on Tuesday at the Church of God Convention at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City.

  • Faith in summer: Oklahoma City metro-area churches keep kids busy

    BY CARLA HINTON | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Faith in the summer Outreach and ministry activities tend to be more creative as the warm weather lures people outdoors, and young people, in particular, have plenty of time to spend learning about their faith. For that reason, we are highlighting the many ways faith reaches out in the summer in...

  • Oklahoma City school to host music festival in First Christian Church amphitheater

    BY CARLA HINTON, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    Harding Fine Arts Academy will host the Hawkstock 2014 Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the amphitheater on the grounds of First Christian Church of Oklahoma City, 3700 N Walker Ave.

  • Can't get enough blackberries ...

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    In 2000, I was editor of The Oklahoman’s Community (Metro) section and I had a column that I frequently used to share some tidbits of community news. On one of my adventures for a column, I ended up at a farm where blackberries were grown. It called to mind an anecdote my grandmother had...

  • Church looks back on rich heritage of faith to mark 125th anniversary

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edmond is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an Anniversary Mass and Dinner on Tuesday at 900 S Littler.

  • Concert alert

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    There are a bunch of  Christian concerts in the next few months, starting with Sidewalk Prophets (pictured) on Monday, June 23 at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. Here’s a list of several concerts: Monday, June 23, Sidewalk Prophets, 7 p.m. at Crossings...

  • Church group partners to offer free meals for Oklahoma City-area youths

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    The Urban Initiatives program of the Church of God in Christ Oklahoma Southeast Jurisdiction is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer free meals for youths at various churches and other Oklahoma City-area sites.

  •'s new Britton & Broadway campus opening in July

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Just drove past the site where’s newest metro campus is being constructed and noticed a sign on the building that says it will open in July. I can’t help seeing the new church take shape since it is literally right across the Broadway Extension from The Oklahoman’s offices...


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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