Brian W. Ford is executive director of Churchnet, a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri.
- Where did you grow up?
On an 80-acre farm near Hamilton in northwest Missouri.
- What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why?
I’ve always viewed my ministry calling through the lens of Luke 4 and Jesus’ first sermon to the home crowd in Nazareth; if no one is pushing me toward a cliff, I’m not doing it right.
- What is your favorite movie? Why?
All the “Star Wars” movies.
Although the Empire strikes back often, the rebellion is relentless and ever hopeful.
- Who are three people you admire?
Will D. Campbell, William Barber II and William H. Ford, my father.
- What is one little-known fact about yourself?
In my early days in seminary, I worked at a funeral home, a wedding chapel and a church simultaneously.