Profiles in Goodwill: Jim Hill


Jim Hill, an EthicsDaily.com columnist, says two of his favorite Scripture passages are the Old Testament story of Joseph and the New Testament story of Zacchaeus.
Jim Hill is executive director of Churchnet, a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri, and president of the North American Baptist Fellowship.

Jim's articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here. His interview at the 2014 Baptist World Alliance gathering in Izmir, Turkey, is available here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Maryville in northwest Missouri.

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

I have many favorite Scripture passages, but two of my favorites are the Old Testament story of Joseph and the New Testament story of Zacchaeus.

The story of Joseph reveals God's providential hand at work in the lives of his people and demonstrates the incredible transformation that can take place in the lives of people. The story of Zacchaeus demonstrates how a person's life can be radically changed because of an encounter with Jesus.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

"Ben Hur."

I saw the movie as a child, and it has always been one of my favorites.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Melvin Hill (my father), and Oscar Hill and Otis Barnes (my grandfathers).

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

I enjoy a variety of music, and I played guitar and sang in a gospel rock band when I was in college. We were not that good, but we had a great time.

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