Articles for Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman's Religion Editor
  • Baptist leaders cancel next Falls Creek youth camp session

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    DAVIS — The June 22-26 session of Falls Creek youth camp has been canceled due to flooding in the Turner Falls area, Baptist leaders said. Officials with Falls Creek Baptist Camp & Conference Center near Davis said the upcoming camp session will not take place due to continued infrastructure...

  • Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, started today, June 18. It is one of the five pillars, or obligations, of Islam. Many Muslims around the world abstain from food, drink and sensual pleasures from dawn to sunset during the month, which commemorates the divine revelation of the...

  • Falls Creek youth camp session is ending early due to rising Washita River

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    DAVIS — The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma said Wednesday campers are being released early from the Week 3 session of Falls Creek youth camp in response to infrastructure challenges from the massive rainfall in the Turner Falls area. Brian Hobbs, the convention’s communication’s director...

  • Falls Creek staff took safety precautions Wednesday due to flooding

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Thousands of campers have been gathering together each night at a popular Baptist youth camp in the Turner Falls area, but the worship meeting was canceled on Wednesday due to flood waters. Brian Hobbs, communications director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, said staff members at...

  • Death penalty opponents to host forum Thursday, June 18

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    As part of an upcoming campaign to defeat State Question 776, the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) will host a forum on “Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at First Unitarian Church, 600 NW 13. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is...

  • Oklahoma angle: State Baptists also affirm anti-same-sex marriage stance

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editorchinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    At least one leader of Oklahoma's Southern Baptists said he wasn't surprised by the stance of convention President Ronnie Floyd that he would not officiate at a same-sex union.

  • Skyline Urban Ministry has new executive director

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    The Rev. Deborah Ingraham is the new executive director of Skyline Urban Ministries, a social service agency affiliated with the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Ingraham has been in the news lately because she was senior pastor of Epworth United Methodist Church. The...

  • Youths spread God's love ... and lots of paint in northwest Oklahoma City

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    The Love OKC Student Conference community service project came to northwest Oklahoma City this week, with participants cleaning and painting in the name of service.

  • Happy trails: Oklahoma youths find adventure at day camp offered by faith-based Scouts-like group

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    About 75 Oklahoma City-area boys and girls spent a week rediscovering the outdoors at a recent day camp hosted Trail Life USA and American Heritage Girls, two faith-based Scouts-like groups. Trail Life has several affiliates in Oklahoma.



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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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