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Profiles in Goodwill

Leta Tillman is a retired Hardin-Simmons University professor and librarian. 1. Where did you grow up? McAllen, Texas. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Romans 8:28. This verse gives me a chance to look in the rearview mirror of my life and see God’s presence so as to […] Read More

Doyle Sager is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Missouri. 1. Where did you grow up? On a farm in northwest Missouri, near Albany (about an hour north of Kansas City). 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Galatians 5:22-23. This is my life text […] Read More

Amanda Tyler is executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. 1. Where did you grow up? Austin, Texas. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Micah 6:8. Its simplicity and challenge, succinctly summing up how to live the life God calls me to lead. 3. What […] Read More

Craig Sherouse is senior pastor of Second Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia. 1. Where did you grow up? Palatka, Florida. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? 2 Timothy 1:7. It carried me through prelims for my doctorate and other life challenges for the last 40 years. 3. What […] Read More

Todd D. Still is DeLancey Dean and Hinson Professor at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas. 1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Texas and was born in Wichita Falls in 1966. My family moved to Meridian when I was 12 and then to Waco when I was […] Read More

Suzii Paynter is executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. 1. Where did you grow up? San Antonio, Texas, and the south Texas region on my grandfather’s ranch in rugged Bandera County. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? The post resurrection stories of Jesus. I resonate with these […] Read More

Sam Tolbert is pastor of Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church of Lake Charles, Louisiana, president of the National Baptist Convention of America International Inc. and current president of the North American Baptist Fellowship. Tolbert was an interviewee in EthicsDaily.com’s documentary, “Different Books, Common Word: Baptists and Muslims.” 1. Where did you grow up? Lake […] Read More

David Hardage is executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. 1. Where did you grow up? Lamesa, Texas 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? The story of David. He is imperfect but usable and valuable to the Kingdom of God. 3. What is your favorite movie? […] Read More

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 […] Read More

Stuart Blythe is the rector of International Baptist Theological Study Centre in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. 1. Where did you grow up? Uddingston, a small town near Glasgow in the west of Scotland. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Luke 10:25-37. It has varied over the years, but […] Read More