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Profiles In Goodwill: Bill Ireland

Bill Ireland is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia.
Bill’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Greenville, Mississippi.

2. What is your favorite Bible verse, book or story? Why?

Genesis (the rich stories it contains), Job (the question of suffering it addresses) and Philippians (the focus on community).

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“Twelve O’Clock High.”

Its portrayal of the issues involved in leadership.

4. Who are three of the people you admire?

Virginia Ireland (my wife), Parker Palmer and Paul Rusesabagina (humanitarian Rwandan hotel manager).

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

I took my solo flight when I was 16.