Christa Brown, author of “This Little Light: Beyond a Baptist Preacher Predator and his Gang,” has spent years doing volunteer advocacy work on behalf of Baptist clergy sex abuse survivors.
- Where did you grow up?
Wichita, Kansas, and Farmers Branch, Texas, a suburb of Dallas
- What is your favorite book, verse or story in the Bible? Why?
I love the story of the Good Samaritan, which reveals to us that it was an unexpected outsider, not religious leaders, who did the work of rendering care and compassion.
- What is your favorite movie? Why?
It’s a tale of transformation, combining the magic of chocolate with the spirited perspective that outsiders bring to a charming, though insular, French village.
- Who are three people you admire?
Jim Hill, my husband; Barbara Jordan (1936-1996), Texas congresswoman, lawyer and educator; and Bob Allen, former managing editor of EthicsDaily.com and current news editor at Baptist News Global.
- What is one little-known fact about yourself?
I’ve run eight half-marathons, and though I’m slow as molasses, I always finish with lessons learned about endurance for the long haul.