Mark Woods is a Baptist minister and contributing editor for He served previously as the editor of The Baptist Times of Great Britain.

Mark’s articles that have appeared previously on are available here.

1. Where did you grow up?

I was born in Stockport, in the north of England, and grew up in Bournemouth on the south coast, known for its blue sea and golden sands.

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

Joel 2:25.

It’s a powerful statement of God’s ability to bring good out of even the worst that happens to us.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

At the moment, “Wild Bill” starring Charlie Creed-Miles.

It’s a gritty portrait of redemption and grace.

4. Who are three of the people you admire?

Samuel Johnson (an 18th century English, Anglican writer), Dirk Willems (a 16th century martyred Anabaptist) and H.W. Tilman (a 20th century explorer).

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

Quite a few people can twitch their ears, but I can move my left ear independently of my right.

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