United States Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma paid a visit to the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University Tuesday morning, May 1.
While on campus, he spent time visiting with students in an American government class and answering their questions. He likewise held a question and answer session with OBU faculty and visited with administrators and staff as well.
Lankford is no stranger to Baptist life in Oklahoma. Before his time in Congress, from 1995 to 2009, he served as director of student ministry at the Baptist Convention of Oklahoma and director of the Falls Creek Youth Camp, the largest youth camp in the United States, with more than 51,000 individuals attending each summer. He works to integrate his core values of personal faith, local decision-making and opportunity for every person, regardless of their background.
After serving four years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Lankford was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014 to complete an unexpired term and re-elected to a full six-year term in 2016.
As chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, he fights unnecessary and burdensome regulation and advocates for a more restrained federal government. He also serves on numerous other Senate committees, including Appropriations, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Select Committee on Intelligence and Indian Affairs.
Lankford lives in Edmond with his wife Cindy. They have been married for 25 years and have two daughters: Hannah and Jordan. He enjoys spending time with his family, sport shooting and reading.