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.

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