Gary Burton is senior pastor of Pintlala Baptist Church in Alabama. He is a former / Baptist Center for Ethics board member.

  1. Where did you grow up?

On the west side of Birmingham, Alabama.

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

John 9:4.

The text speaks of cooperation, calling and limited opportunity.

  1. What is your favorite movie? Why?


The story of Louis Zamperini of World War II fame dramatically portrays the capacity for human endurance.

  1. Who are three people you admire?

Jerrie Burton, my wife; Emmett Williams, he led me to Christ in 1958; and Raymond DeArmond, he nurtured the call of God within me.

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

I have a golf cart tagged “Popemobile.”

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