Cory Jones is senior pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Burlington, New Jersey, and an / Baptist Center for Ethics board member.

  1. Where did you grow up?

Los Angeles.

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


Paul’s humanity is revealed; it connects with me and encourages me to press on.

  1. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“Coming to America.”

I just find the movie hilarious!

  1. Who are three people you admire?

Otis Moss III (senior pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago), Manny Scott (motivational speaker and one of my fraternity brothers) and Robert Smith (professor at Beeson Divinity School and my doctor of ministry adviser).

  1. What is one little-known fact about yourself?

I’m my toughest critic.

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