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Profiles in Goodwill: Candy Phillips

Candy Phillips is the retired executive director-treasurer of Tennessee Woman’s Missionary Union and a Baptist Center for Ethics board member.

1. Where did you grow up?

I was born in Lawton, Oklahoma.

While my dad was finishing college, I lived in Edmond, Oklahoma, until first grade when we moved to Alexandria, Virginia. I lived there until the third grade, and then we moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky.

I was in the sixth grade when we moved to Arlington, Texas, and I lived there until my husband, Bill, and I got married.

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

Philippians 4:13.

This verse continues to uplift me no matter what the circumstances.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“Love is a Many Splendored Thing” is one of my favorites.

It is a love story and when Bill was in the Air Force and we were separated for a year while he was in Vietnam, it inspired me.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Doris Poole (my mother), Alma Hunt (former executive director of national WMU) and all the former First Ladies of the U.S.

5. What is one little-known fact about you?

I was raised in United Methodist churches and belonged to a military chapel and Presbyterian churches before becoming a Baptist in Carson City, Nevada, in 1980.