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Profiles in Goodwill: Erica Whitaker

By Staff | July 17, 2019

Erica Whitaker is senior pastor of Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Starlette Thomas, interim pastor of Village Baptist Church in Bowie, Maryland, and minister to empower congregations at the D.C. Baptist Convention, is interviewed by executive director Mitch Randall about what it really means to be "woke."

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