James Lankford, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma

James Lankford

U.S. Senator from Oklahoma

James Paul Lankford was born in March 1968 in Dallas, Texas. He earned an undergraduate degree in secondary education at the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a substitute teacher and research team assistant teacher at a Texas high school. He moved to Oklahoma and worked for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. He later became the program director of Falls Creek, the largest Christian camp in the U.S., and served there for 10 years.

Lankford was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in January 2011 and serving two terms until his election to the United States Senate where he has served since January 2016.

He is married to Cindy and they have two daughters. He is a Baptist. He is the co-chair of the Congressional Prayer Caucus.

In the News…

In a television interview, Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma said that the new state of inflation is here to stay.

“The additional money that was paid out by the federal government from, quote-unquote, COVID relief money,’ dramatically changed the workforce, which dramatically changed our supply chain,” he said.

Lankford, who is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, added it “increased all of the cost of labor around the country, [while decreasing] access to labor at the same time. That’s certainly not transitory.”

He warned that continued spending under the current congressional leadership is “going to cause inflation, it’s going to cause all these problems, it’s going to, because of problems in supply chain. They literally said that’s not going to happen… and then we’re watching it.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Lankford today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma
316 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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