David Hughes is the executive director of the Transforming Center in Wheaton, Illinois. He served previously for 22 years as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

David’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Danville, Kentucky.

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

Matthew 11:28-30.

In this passage, Jesus promises wisdom for the head, nurture for the heart and rest for the soul.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“The Matrix.”

It affirms the existence of a reality that is more real than what we think we know and depicts transformation at the deepest levels of our being.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Abraham Lincoln, William Wilberforce and Pope Francis.

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

I have visited with family members of the president at the White House and Camp David.

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