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Profiles in Goodwill: Garrett Vickrey

Garrett Vickrey is senior pastor of Woodland Baptist Church in San Antonio.

  1. Where did you grow up?

Richardson, Texas, a Dallas suburb.

  1. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why?

1 John 4:1.

“Test the spirits.” It’s a common-sense reminder to a people that sometimes forget to use common sense in biblical interpretation. If someone seems holy and pious yet they’re a jerk, it’s not the Spirit of Christ guiding them.

  1. What is your favorite movie? Why?

Any movie accompanied by a box of Junior Mints.

  1. Who are three people you admire?

Dirk Nowitzki, NBA basketball player and 2011 Finals MVP; Harvey Cox; and Sharon Vickrey, my mom.

  1. What is one little-known fact about yourself?

I was the singer and guitarist in a band in college that sounded like a mix between Tom Petty and Radiohead (only with worse singing).