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Profiles in Goodwill

Rick Bennett is field coordinator of the Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. 1. Where did you grow up? West Palm Beach, Florida, and Ellerbe, North Carolina. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Luke 2:52. It reveals the faithfully human Jesus. 3. What is your favorite movie? Why? The Bourne […] Read More

Marv Knox is field coordinator for Fellowship Southwest, a network that comprises CBF (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship) of Oklahoma, CBF of Texas and CBF West. 1. Where did you grow up? Perryton, a small farming, ranching and oil-producing town at the top of the Texas Panhandle. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in […] Read More

Les Hollon is senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. 1. Where did you grow up? Boerne, Texas. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Matthew 5:48 (in the Amplified Version). Christ calls us to live a big life by living Godward. 3. What is your […] Read More

Daniel Vestal is the distinguished university professor of Baptist leadership and director of the Eula Mae and John Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership at Mercer University. He is also pastor of Peachtree Baptist Church in Atlanta and served previously as the executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. 1. Where did you grow up? Fort […] Read More

LUCHA Ministries Inc. provides a Christian response to the needs of the Spanish-speaking immigrant community by meeting human needs, offering immigration legal services and helping people better integrate into the life of our communities. Based on the biblical call of justice and mercy for the marginalized of our society, LUCHA promotes a holistic approach to […] Read More

Begin Anew is a community of individuals empowering people to overcome the obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring and resources. The organization’s vision is to see the number of individuals and families facing poverty reduced in middle Tennessee. Begin Anew’s team of volunteers and staff helps low-income adults in seven program locations to […] Read More

Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project (HKFP) is an urban rooftop farm in midtown Manhattan, managed and run by volunteers. HKFP’s mission is to create a more food-secure urban community through collaborative farming, multi-generational education and community initiatives. Tiffany Triplett Henkel, pastor of Metro Baptist Church and executive director of Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, is a founding member […] Read More

Kathryn Freeman is director of public policy at the Christian Life Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. 1, Where did you grow up? Grand Prairie, Texas, a suburb within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Right now, it is Psalm 27:13. It […] Read More

University Hope is a ministry of University Heights Baptist Church (UHBC) in Springfield, Missouri, which seeks to provide small rescue loans to those trapped in the predatory loan cycle. By working with a local credit union, UHBC is able to guarantee loans at low interest rates to pay off payday or title loans. A mentor […] Read More

The Next Door (TND) provides a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families struggling with addiction, mental illness, trauma and incarceration with Christ-centered compassionate care. The continuum, which includes medically monitored detox, residential and outpatient programs, partial hospitalization and alumnae services, addresses the mental, physical and spiritual needs of women in substance-abuse crisis. […] Read More