Stan Wilson is the pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Clinton, MS. He was coordinator for the planning committee for Gathering 2008, “Crossing the Divide: Race, Racism and the Body of Christ,” and Northside was one of the pilot congregations for the Congregational Formation Initiative. He is very grateful for the ways that EP has encouraged and stood beside him in friendship as his small church seeks to make congregational formation central to their ongoing life together. Stan grew up in Atlanta, GA but after graduating seminary in 1994, he has was called to ministry in Mississippi where his family was rooted. He is married to Jennifer, who teaches high school math, and they have two daughters, Jane and Kate.