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Profiles in Goodwill: Shauw Chin Capps

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 old, so I spent most of my childhood years growing up in Singapore.

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

Matthew 25:40.

Jesus’ words in this verse have been instrumental in my calling and continues to be my guiding post.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

The entire “Harry Potter” series.

I love being transported to an alternate universe and love seeing good and love triumph over evil and hate.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Janice Capps (my mother-in-law), Diana Garland and Annette Briggs (my campus minister).

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

When I was attending Baylor University, I and four other girls from the dorm Bible study group I was leading went to the David Koresh compound during the FBI stakeout, flirted with the ATF agents, and they let us in!