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.

In the News…

Border policy and aid to Ukraine negotiations have continued over the holidays with a bipartisan group of senators meeting virtually to negotiate what might be an acceptable deal. 

Senator James Langford of Oklahoma joined with Senators Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona to reportedly reach a point in their negotiations where they are “working through text.”  

Senator Langford stated, “Anyone outside of Washington, D.C. can clearly see that the US-Mexico border is in crisis.” 

Their discussions have included asylum protocols for migrants arriving in the U.S. and the extent of spending on Ukraine aid. 

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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