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Profiles in Goodwill

Todd D. Still is DeLancey Dean and Hinson Professor at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas. 1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Texas and was born in Wichita Falls in 1966. My family moved to Meridian when I was 12 and then to Waco when I was […] Read More

Suzii Paynter is executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. 1. Where did you grow up? San Antonio, Texas, and the south Texas region on my grandfather’s ranch in rugged Bandera County. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? The post resurrection stories of Jesus. I resonate with these […] Read More

Sam Tolbert is pastor of Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church of Lake Charles, Louisiana, president of the National Baptist Convention of America International Inc. and current president of the North American Baptist Fellowship. Tolbert was an interviewee in EthicsDaily.com’s documentary, “Different Books, Common Word: Baptists and Muslims.” 1. Where did you grow up? Lake […] Read More

David Hardage is executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. 1. Where did you grow up? Lamesa, Texas 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? The story of David. He is imperfect but usable and valuable to the Kingdom of God. 3. What is your favorite movie? […] Read More

Timothy Olagbemiro is a professor and pioneer vice chancellor of Edwin Clark University in Kiagbodo, Delta State, Nigeria. He served previously as a vice chancellor of Bowen University, the largest Baptist university in Nigeria. He is an interviewee in EthicsDaily.com’s documentary, “The Disturbances.” 1. Where did you grow up? Jos, Nigeria, where I attended Baptist […] Read More

Stuart Blythe is the rector of International Baptist Theological Study Centre in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. 1. Where did you grow up? Uddingston, a small town near Glasgow in the west of Scotland. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Luke 10:25-37. It has varied over the years, but […] Read More

Bill Brown is senior pastor of Syndal Baptist Church and national chair of Australian Baptist Ministries. 1. Where did you grow up? Bendigo, a regional city in the State of Victoria in Australia. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Philippians 4:13. This became a life verse for me […] Read More

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