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Profiles in Goodwill: Cheryl Kimble

Cheryl Kimble is senior pastor of Highland Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas.

1. Where did you grow up?

In Midwest City, Oklahoma, in the shadow of Tinker Air Force Base, where my father was an airplane mechanic.

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

This usually strikes people as unusual, but I’ve always loved Habakkuk 3:17-19.

This verse helps me to remember that no matter what is going on in the world or my life, I am to rejoice in all things.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“Steel Magnolias.”

The amazing community that develops between these six strong women and how they lean on one another through happy and difficult times is beautiful to me.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Gene Garrison, mentor, pastor and friend during my early years in ministry; James Dunn, former executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty; and Jimmy Carter.

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

I’m one of eight children.