• Tulsa man continuously prays at city hall for six and a half years and counting

    By: Rick Maranon

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    TULSA, Okla. - A Tulsa man is praying for the city’s future.
     
    If there is a bridge between church and state in the city of Tulsa, his name is John Huffines.
     
    “There's not nervousness. There's a peace, because I know what I'm doing is what I'm supposed to be doing,” Huffines said.

    Since 2008, Huffines has attended all but about four city council meetings. Instead of saying anything political, he offers prayer over the council’s agenda items and city leaders.
     
    Tulsa City Councilor Jeannie Cue has been on the council for as long as Huffines has been praying there.
     
    “He wants to be a part of our city. He’s strong in his faith, and he wants positives for our city. As a councilor, I always enjoy hearing positives,” Cue said.
     
    Huffines, originally a resident of Wyoming, moved to Tulsa with his wife in 1985.
     
    “Today, there is a lot that gets spoken that goes way over my head, and I just heard in my heart that I needed to keep going, and I would learn what I needed to,” Huffines said.
     
    He showed FOX23 where he sits at home and examines every city council agenda before he goes to say the prayer.
     
    Huffines said he doesn’t plan to stop any time soon.


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