Alan Sherouse is senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Greensboro, North Carolina.

1. Where did you grow up?

Lakeland, Florida.

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

The road to Emmaus narrative in Luke 24:13-35.

Hope moves from distant and past to here and now.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

At this time in my life, with three kids age 5 and younger, I watch a lot of “Mary Poppins.”

4. Who are three people you admire?

Susan Snow (my sister), Daniel Goodman (college professor and mentor who passed away in 2009) and Will D. Campbell.

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

I sold a drum set to pay for an engagement ring. While I’m rusty on the drums these days, the ring has been on my wife Jenny’s finger for almost 13 years.

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