Senator Lankford Awarded the Distinguished Christian Statesman Award

 WASHINGTON, DC – The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship awarded Senator James Lankford (R-OK) the Distinguished Christian Statesman Award Wednesday evening on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

“I am incredibly humbled to receive this award from the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship,” said Lankford. “I am honored to share my faith through my life and words, and I am thankful for the Center’s work to share ministry in our nation’s capital.”

The Distinguished Christian Statesman Award, given annually since 1996, seeks to honor individuals who combine excellence in public service with character and faith in God. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) was the 2014 award-winner. Founded in 1995 by the late D. James Kennedy, a minister, author, and evangelical leader, the Center for Christian Statesmanship has impacted thousands of lives by bringing faith to America and a vision for Christian statesmanship to leaders in Washington.

In January, Lankford became Co-chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, which exists to protect religious freedom and recognize the vital role that prayer has played in uniting America. Before his time in Congress, Lankford served in full-time ministry as the Director of the Falls Creek Youth Camp and Director of Student Ministry at the Baptist Convention of Oklahoma.