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Profiles in Goodwill

Terry Smith is executive director of Canadian Baptist Ministries. 1. Where did you grow up? I was a cross-border kid, spending the first 10 years in Toronto, then eight years in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before returning to Ottawa, Canada, for university. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Matthew […] Read More

Lynn Green is general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. 1. Where did you grow up? The historic town of Winchester in the United Kingdom. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Colossians 3:1-3. It reminds me that it is all about Jesus, that I need to […] Read More

Olu Menjay is a second-term president of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention. He also serves as principal of Liberia’s Ricks Institute (a K-12 school) as well as assistant professor at the Columbus Roberts Department of Religion at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. 1. Where did you grow up? Sanniquellie, Nimba County, which is […] Read More

Oti Bunaciu is dean of the Facultatea de Teologie Baptista in the University of Bucharest. He is a past president of the Baptist Union of Romania and past president of the European Baptist Federation. 1. Where did you grow up? Bucharest, Romania. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? […] Read More

Hannah McMahan is executive director of the New Baptist Covenant. 1. Where did you grow up? North Carolina. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Barnabas is an interesting character to me. Without need for the limelight, he faithfully pushed forward the cause of Christ. 3. What is your […] Read More

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