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  • 'We all leave blessed': Crowd reminiscences with presenters during final Oklahoma City Women of Faith event

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    A crowd of about 8,000 people attended the first night of the final Women of Faith conference Friday at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. The event will continue Saturday and the venue.

  • Read Eat Play: Edmond church's summer program encourages Oklahoma City kids to read

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    "Read Eat Play" is a summer ministry offered in south Oklahoma City by Edmond's New Covenant United Methodist Church. Nathan Cates, the church's student ministry leader, said the program was designed to bring educational and festive activities to children living around Jackson Middle School,...

  • Devil in Detroit: Satanic Temple to unveil Baphomet statue on Saturday

    Carla Hinton,Religion and Values Blog | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    A monument of Satan that has been proposed for the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol building will be unveiled on Saturday, July 25 -- in Detroit. In a news release, the Satanic Temple based in New York City said it will unveil its Baphomet monument during an event at an undisclosed...

  • Free faith-based Moore medical clinic shows 'what ministry is' for residents

    Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Serve Moore Community Renewal Center at 224 S Chestnut Ave. hosts the free health care Moore Faith Medical Clinic, staffed with volunteers in Moore, OK.

  • Oklahoma's congressional leaders hold prayer breakfast

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    The Oklahoma Congressional delegation recently hosted its 10th annual Oklahoma Prayer Breakfast at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., to pray for Oklahomans and celebrate the proud history and tradition of the Sooner State. About 140 people attended, ranging from Oklahomans...

  • Broadcast news analyst, former beauty queen discusses 'Getting Real'

    Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Gretchen Carlson, a broadcast news analyst and former Miss America, will be among the speakers at the "Loved: The Farewell Tour" Women of Faith conference in Oklahoma City.

  • For Women of Faith speaker Thelma Wells, it's all about the legacy

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Rejoining the Women of Conference ministry for the current farewell tour has been like returning home, said speaker Thelma Wells. The tour will be in Oklahoma City Friday and July 25.

  • God & guitars: Oklahoma City church helps connect people to their inner music maker

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Suzuki Strings is made up of year-round classes and sessions in which people from United Methodist Church of the Servant and the Oklahoma City community at large are taught how to play instruments such as the violin, viola, cello and fiddle for a nominal fee. For the first time, two one-week...

  • Group walks, prays for OKC

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    People walked around the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday in an effort to prepare for an evangelistic effort there in the coming weeks in Oklahoma City. The prayer walk was held in anticipation of the Good News Festival with Franklin Graham, set for Aug. 22-23. About 20 people gathered at the...



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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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