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Profiles in Goodwill

Michael Parnell is pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He reviews movies on EthicsDaily.com, which can be found here. 1. Where did you grow up? Lumberton, North Carolina. 2. What is your favorite verse, book, story in the Bible? Why? Isaiah 55:8. This verse reminds me that we always stand before the […] Read More

David Coffey is global ambassador for BMS World Mission and past president of the Baptist World Alliance. 1. Where did you grow up? I was born in Purley, South London, moved at age 2 to Bournemouth (a coastal town in southern England) and then to Kingston on Thames at age 14. 2. What is your […] Read More

Sandra Wisdom-Martin is executive director / treasurer of the national Woman’s Missionary Union. 1. Where did you grow up? Southern Illinois. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Galatians 6:9. When my energy is depleted and I’m close to surrender, this verse strengthens my resolve to keep doing what […] Read More

Edward Dima is senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Kajo-Keji in South Sudan, president of the Baptist Convention of South Sudan, principal of North East Africa Theological Seminary South Sudan, chairman of the evangelical churches in Kajo-Keji and a church planter for the Kajo-Keji Baptist Region. 1. Where did you grow up? A small […] Read More

Yohanna Katanacho is the academic dean at Nazareth Evangelical College and professor of biblical studies at Bethlehem Bible College. 1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in the Old City of Jerusalem. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? The Gospel of John. I love its theology […] Read More

David George is president of the WMU Foundation. 1. Where did you grow up? Birmingham, Alabama. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? John 16:33. Knowing that God has overcome, keeps me from giving up. 3. What is your favorite movie? Why? “It’s a Wonderful Life.” At each stage […] Read More

Barrett Owen is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Virginia, and a Baptist Center for Ethics board member. 1. Where did you grow up? Cross Plains, Tennessee, 30 miles north of Nashville. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Acts 4:20. John and Paul stand in the […] Read More

Don Gordon is senior pastor of Ardmore Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a Baptist Center for Ethics board member. 1. Where did you grow up? Clemmons, North Carolina. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Romans. As one interested and inspired by the theological movements in the […] Read More

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 […] Read More

Angelo Scheepers is general secretary for the Baptist Union of Southern Africa. 1. Where did you grow up? The Cape Flats area of Cape Town, South Africa. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? John 9:4. It was my text of call into the full-time Christian ministry. 3. What […] Read More