Affiliated with the Republican Party, this American politician served in the United States Congress as a Representative of the fifth congressional district of Oklahoma.
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in secondary education, he earned a Master's of Divinity from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
As a member of the House of Representatives, he sponsored the 2013 Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act, which passed in the House in February of 2014.
His marriage to speech pathologist Cindy Lankford resulted in two children: Jordan and Hannah.
In early 2014, he announced that he would campaign to fill the U.S. Senate seat of fellow Oklahoma Republican politician Tom Coburn.