By: EthicsDaily Staff Raised in United Methodist churches before becoming a Baptist, Candy Phillips is the retired executive director-treasurer of Tennessee Woman's Missionary Union and a Baptist Center for Ethics board member.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Eron Henry is associate director of communications at the Baptist World Alliance. In Scripture, he identifies with Joseph's story because he was about Joseph's age when he became a Christian.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Dimitrina Oprenova is associate minister at First Baptist Church in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her favorite verses in Philippians remind her that God is able to guard our hearts and minds with peace beyond human understanding.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Michael Okwakol is senior pastor of Agape Baptist Church in Kampala, Uganda, president of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship and vice president of the Baptist World Alliance for 2015-20.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Jayzel Jayakaram is president of the Baptist Association of South Africa. His favorite verse in the Bible reminds him that when all else fails, listen to the voice of Jesus and be ready for the change.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Johnny McKinney is senior pastor of Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina. His favorite Bible verses are a reminder that God's love gives us confidence for all of life's challenges.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Jim Somerville, pastor of First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. His favorite verse from Luke's Gospel is at the heart of what he wants his ministry to be.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Fred Andrea is pastor of First Baptist Church of Aiken, South Carolina. His favorite verse is Romans 8:28, which has sustained him by the power of its real truth about the nature and activity of God.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Larry McSwain, who works with the Center for Healthy Churches, retired from McAfee School of theology. He was professor of ministry leadership and associate dean for the doctor of ministry program.
By: EthicsDaily Staff John Finley is senior minister at First Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia. His favorite verse in Hebrews is a call to remember the great personalities of church history while looking to Jesus.
By: EthicsDaily Staff David Hughes is the executive director of the Transforming Center in Wheaton, Illinois. He served previously for 22 years as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Ray Higgins, coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas, says the story of Joseph reminds us God is at work in our lives to bring good out of all circumstances.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Elmo Familiaran is the associate regional pastor and area minister for the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey. He grew up in the Philippines and calls the Baptist convention there his spiritual home.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Terry Austin publishes books at Austin Brothers Publishing and is one of the pastors at Bread Fellowship Church in Fort Worth, Texas. His columns are also featured on EthicsDaily.com.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Aaron Tyler chairs the Graduate International Relations Department at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. His favorite Bible verse reminds him in whom we find our ultimate source for peace.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Bill McConnell, a partner at Rogers & Morgan, is a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden in Knoxville, Tennessee. He previously served as moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.