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Profiles in Goodwill: Jeff Roberts

Jeff Roberts is senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  1. Where did you grow up?

Knoxville, Tennessee.

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

Romans 12:18.

This verse has become a personal instruction in my life. I can always choose how I will respond toward others.

  1. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“About Time.”

The theme of the movie is to learn to live each day fully present, or as the movie puts it, “to live my ordinary extraordinary life.”

  1. Who are three people you admire?

President Jimmy Carter, Bob Hall (retired Baptist college ministry director at the University of Tennessee) and every local pastor who wakes up on Monday and knows Sunday is coming and wonders if there is a word from God.

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

I was the lead singer in a Christian rock band in college.