Guy Sayles is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina, and is a board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics.
Guy’s articles that have appeared on are available here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Atlanta, Georgia.

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

John 3:16.

It’s the first verse I learned “by heart,” and it keeps stretching my heart as I realize how big the world God loves is.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“The Wizard of Oz.”

From early on, it has reminded me that the real search is for home.

4. Who are three of the people you admire?

Flannery O’Connor, Martin Luther King Jr. and Fred Linkfield (maternal grandfather).

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

In my senior year of high school, I climbed the steps of the Washington Monument on crutches—not my brightest decision!

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