Travis Collins is director of mission advancement and Virginia regional coordinator with Fresh Expressions US, a ministry of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, and the coordinator of the Center for Healthy Churches’ regional center in Virginia.

He was an interviewee in’s faith and prisons documentary, “Through the Door.”

Travis’ articles that have appeared on are available here, and you can learn more about “Through the Door” here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Anniston, Alabama.

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

The story about John Mark.

It is a story of youthful missteps and God’s grace.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“Saving Private Ryan.”

It is a powerful confluence of history and drama, emotion, action and values.

4. Who are three people you admire?

John McCain, Winston Churchill and Philip Yancey.

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

I was in the Miss Alabama pageant when I was in college. I was an escort.

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