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Profiles in Goodwill: Brian W. Ford

By Staff | October 16, 2019

Brian W. Ford is executive director of Churchnet, a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri.

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Erica Whitaker, senior pastor of Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville, explores the "underground railroad" underneath Plymouth Church in Brooklyn during Advocacy in Action 2019 in New York City.

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