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Profiles in Goodwill: Tambi Swiney

Tambi Swiney is the associate pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

1. Where did you grow up?

I was born in Jackson, Tennessee, and my family relocated to the Nashville area when I was 10 years old.

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

Luke 8:40-56.

Jesus demonstrates how to minister compassionately amid interruptions and competing demands.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“The Sound of Music.”

I love to sing in the mountains!

4. Who are three people you admire?

Jimmy Carter, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hattie Lou Brown (my grandmother, who died last summer at the age of 98).

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

I have traveled to all 50 states in the U.S.