Articles for Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman's Religion Editor
  • Franklin Graham festival leaders continue ministry classes at Oklahoma City-area churches

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    As the date for Oklahoma City's Good News Festival with Franklin Graham nears, more activities bringing together metro-area churches are planned.

  • Popular Women of Faith speakers are saying 'farewell' on last tour

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Women of Faith will bring "Loved: The Farewell Tour" to Oklahoma City on July 24-25. In 20 years, the Women of Faith conference ministry made popular by Luci Swindoll, Patsy Clairmont, Thelma Wells, Sheila Walsh, Marilyn Meberg and others has spoken to more than 5 million women around the world.

  • Edmond First Baptist plans flag plaza dedication, picnic

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    First Baptist Church of Edmond will dedicate a new flag plaza Saturday at the church, 1300 E 33rd St.

  • Oklahoma City philanthropist shares tips on living a 'joy-filled life'

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City businesswoman and philanthropist Mo Anderson, known for her kind heart and generous spirit, shares wisdom and "Mo-Mentum Builders" in her new book, "A Joy-Filled Life: Lessons From a Tenant Farmer's Daughter ... Who Became a CEO" (Tate Publishing).

  • Pastor, parishioners' monthly stop at Oklahoma City eatery combines waffles and the Word

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The Rev. Price Oswalt combines his love of waffles and the Word by inviting his parishioners at St. Joseph Old Cathedral to join him for a monthly stop at Waffle Champion, 1212 N Walker in Oklahoma City.

  • Priest has eye on downtown parish, plus Warr Acres chapel

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The Rev. Price Oswalt, pastor of St. Joseph Old Cathedral in Oklahoma City, opened Holy Innocents Chapel next door to Outpatient Services for Women in a small office complex in Warr Acres in 2013.

  • Religious leaders in Oklahoma, Satanist spokesman weigh in

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editorchinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Religious leaders in Oklahoma and a Satanist group from New York gave their reaction to the state Supreme Court ruling that the Ten Commandments monument should not be displayed on the state Capitol grounds in Oklahoma City.

  • What they said: Clergy leaders, others weigh in on same-sex marriage ruling

    BY CARLA HINTON Staff Writerchinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The Rev. Anthony L. Jordan, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma executive director- treasurer: “Nothing has changed and everything has changed. Our position on marriage remains the same because our God and His truth have not changed. Marriage is biblically defined as the union of one man and...

  • Oklahoma clergy discuss security measures in aftermath of Charleston shootings

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Several Oklahoma clergy leaders said there's a fine balance between the usual hospitality offered by their churches and operating with a sense of caution that has been heightened by the killings in a Charleston, S.C., church.



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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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