United States Senator supports The Salvation Army as volunteer bell ringer in Oklahoma
James Lankford, United States Senator from Oklahoma, along with his wife Cindy, served with the Central Oklahoma Area Command as volunteer bell ringers on Saturday, Nov. 7 in Oklahoma City. Senator and Mrs. Lankford rang the bell, encouraging donations at the red kettle, and greeted surprised shoppers in front of a local Hobby Lobby throughout the morning.
Senator Lankford’s heart of service and ministry has been demonstrated throughout his career, well before his political career began in 2010. Before his service in Congress, Senator Lankford served students and families for more than 20 years in ministry, including 15 years as the Director of Student Ministry for 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.
Senator Lankford served Oklahomans in Washington for four years as a member of the House of Representatives, representing Central Oklahoma, and was elected to the United States Senate in 2014.
In addition to several key committee assignments, Senator Lankford co-chaired the National Prayer breakfast in 2019.
“Prayer is a unifying force in our country,” Senator Lankford said in response to being named to that chairmanship. “When the pressures of life build and politics divide us, prayer refocuses and recommits us to our relationship with God and each other. One of America’s greatest freedoms is the right to live your faith, or have no faith at all. Freedom of religion has played such an important part in the creation of our country; it is only fitting that we continue to recognize prayer and its important role in the lives of so many Americans through the National Prayer Breakfast.”
Senator Lankford has also been recognized by many organizations for his work toward increased personal freedom, economic growth, and religious liberty.
The Salvation Army appreciates Senator James and Cindy’s volunteer service and their heart for others in need!