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Profiles in Goodwill

Shauw Chin Capps is the moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She has served since 2003 as executive director of Hope Haven, a children’s advocacy and rape crisis center in Beaufort, South Carolina. 1. Where did you grow up? I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. Our family moved to Singapore when I was 5 years […] Read More

Joel Snider is a coach for the Center for Healthy Churches. 1. Where did you grow up? West Virginia and Alabama. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? The Sermon on the Mount. I find it the most challenging section in all of Scripture. 3. What is your favorite […] Read More

Merianna Harrelson is pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in West Columbia, South Carolina, and editor-in-chief of Harrelson Press Publishing. 1. Where did you grow up? Spartanburg, South Carolina. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Colossians 3:17. This verse reminds me that any ability I might have comes […] Read More

Sue Smith is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel who works with LUCHA Ministries in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 1. Where did you grow up? South central Arkansas in a small town named Carthage in Dallas County. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? The story of Queen Esther. Esther, an […] Read More

Nathan Edwards is managing member of Missional Business Services LLC. 1. Where did you grow up? Nashville, Tennessee. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead (John 11:38-44). This story clearly describes Jesus’ humanity as well as his deity. 3. What is your favorite […] Read More

Greg Smith serves as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel working with LUCHA Ministries in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 1. Where did you grow up? Hot Springs, Arkansas. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Colossians 2:6-7. It speaks to the fact that the Christian journey begins, grows and finds its fulfillment […] Read More

Daniel Trusiewicz is mission partnerships coordinator at the European Baptist Federation. 1. Where did you grow up? I was born to Baptist parents who were peasants and active members of a local Baptist congregation in eastern Poland. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? 2 Corinthians 2:14-15. This passage […] Read More

Shane McNary, along with his wife, Dianne, are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel serving in Slovakia. 1. Where did you grow up? Central Arkansas (Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton and the metropolis of Wright, Arkansas). 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? The story of Samuel. He is […] Read More

Jim Kelsey is executive minister of the American Baptist Churches-New York State. 1. Where did you grow up? Outside of Dayton, Ohio, in Kettering. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Jeremiah 29:11-14. It expresses God’s unending goodwill toward us and assures us that God has a future for […] Read More

Chris Smith is pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in Euclid, Ohio. 1. Where did you grow up? Akron, Ohio. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Proverbs 3:5-6. These are my life verses. The principles of trusting the Lord, not leaning on my own understanding and acknowledging God in […] Read More