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Profiles in Goodwill: Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is senior pastor of Central Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Where did you grow up?

Ohio; Kentucky; Bitburg, Germany; North Carolina; Colorado.

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

1 John 4:8: “There is no fear in love.”

It summarizes life’s greatest battle.

  • What is your favorite movie? Why?

“The Blues Brothers” (1980).

A formative assessment on the topsy-turvy nature of God’s call.

  • Who are three people you admire?

Roger Williams, Harriet Tubman and Oscar Romero.

  • What is one little-known fact about yourself?

I’m allergic to watermelon.