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Profiles in Goodwill

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

Gus Reyes is director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Christian Life Commission. 1. Where did you grow up? Corpus Christi, Texas, and Rialto, California. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Matthew 20:29-32. Jesus stops, listens, is filled with compassion and gives vision to the blind men. […] Read More

John Weaver is the chairman of the John Ray Initiative, an educational charity focused on connecting environment, science and Christianity in the United Kingdom. He was principal of South Wales Baptist College until his retirement in 2011 and served as the president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain in 2008-09. 1. Where did you […] Read More

Stephen K. Reeves is associate coordinator of partnerships and advocacy at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. 1. Where did you grow up? Austin, Texas. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Many verses inform my justice-centered work and calling, but I’ve always loved 2 Timothy 1:7. It is a personally […] Read More