Profiles in Goodwill: Daniel Vestal

Daniel Vestal grew up in Fort Worth, Texas.

Daniel Vestal is the distinguished university professor of Baptist leadership and director of the Eula Mae and John Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership at Mercer University.

He is also pastor of Peachtree Baptist Church in Atlanta and served previously as the executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

1. Where did you grow up?

Fort Worth, Texas.

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

Psalm 116.

It expresses the deep gratitude I feel for God's grace and goodness in my life.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

"A Man for All Seasons."

It offers a profound example of integrity, courage and love.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Mother Teresa, Eugene Peterson and Jimmy Carter.

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

I like to go to movies.

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