Don Brewer is a retired baseball coach and retired national sales manager for a foodservice equipment company.
He is the father of two sons, Jason and Stephen, grandfather to five and great-grandfather to one. Brewer has lived in Gainesville, Georgia, for 51 years – almost long enough to be a native.
Brewer is currently serving on Good Faith Media’s strategic advisory board for publishing.
- What story, verse or passage from your faith tradition’s sacred texts has significantly influence/shaped your life?
Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
This reminds me of the children’s song we used to sing, “We are all precious in his sight.”
- Who are three people who have shaped your life and worldview?
Malcom Tolbert, who helped me grow into a more mature faith.
My former pastor, Bill Coates, who for 20 years challenged me to grow spiritually.
Johnny Pierce, who weekly helps me evaluate whether my actions match what I say I believe.
- List three of your “desert island” books, movies or TV shows.
To Kill a Mockingbird would be my book and movie. The TV shows would be a tie between “Cheers” and “New Amsterdam.”
- What is one of the most critical issues people are facing today?
The failure of people to show respect to people who are different from us and have different political or religious views.
- What are a few of your hobbies?
Baseball, golf, cardiovascular workouts, cowboy poetry and music – from bluegrass to Beethoven
- If you could freeze your life into an already-lived 10 seconds, what would they be?
Another tie between the marriage to both of my wonderful wives (I lost my first wife to cancer) and the birth of my two sons.
- Our tagline at Good Faith Media is: “There’s more to tell.” What’s your “more to tell”?
To expand, teach and live the “Jesus Worldview Movement.”
The ultimate answer for all the world is to live Jesus’ greatest commandment: “To love others as we love ourselves.”
If you truly love someone, you are kind to them. Kindness and respect of others would go a long way in healing our country and world.
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