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Profiles in Goodwill: Timothy Olagbemiro

Timothy Olagbemiro is a professor and pioneer vice chancellor of Edwin Clark University in Kiagbodo, Delta State, Nigeria. He served previously as a vice chancellor of Bowen University, the largest Baptist university in Nigeria.

He is an interviewee in EthicsDaily.com’s documentary, “The Disturbances.”

1. Where did you grow up?

Jos, Nigeria, where I attended Baptist elementary school and Baptist high school.

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

Philippians 4:13.

It is a verse of encouragement that enables one only to depend on God, and a verse of submission to our Lord Jesus, regardless of our achievements in life.

3. What is your favorite movie?

“Jesus of Nazareth.”

It is well documented, is filmed to appear real, and it enables you to see the reality of your belief as Christians.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Apart from our Lord Jesus Christ, Billy Graham, Bill Cowley (retired Baptist missionary to Nigeria and EthicsDaily.com’s 2016 “Baptist of the Year,” along with his wife, Audrey), and David O. Olagbemiro (my father).

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

My knees are never too far from the ground, as I pray regularly.