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Profiles in Goodwill: Tony Brooks

Tony Brooks is the Baptist General Association of Virginia’s (BGAV’s) Sunday school / discipleship specialist and field strategist for the southside region.

  1. Where did you grow up?

I had a variety of experiences growing up. Born in Ozark, Alabama, spent a couple of years in Lafayette, Louisiana, and from ages 5 to 18 in Valley in eastern Alabama, near the state’s border with Georgia.

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

I could choose from many verses as a favorite, but my mission statement since my 20s has been John 10:10.

I have been called to live out of the abundant life Christ offers and to help others discover abundant life.

  1. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“It’s a Wonderful Life.”

We all have an opportunity to be angels for people who are in need of hope and perspective.

  1. Who are three people you admire?

Henri Nouwen; Bill Cowley, my preaching/missions professor and mentor at Samford University during my college days; and Israel Galindo, my adviser on my doctoral project at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in Virginia.

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

I am extremely competitive in sports and games.