For Baptist pastor, success is a result of inclusion

After 10 years, John Baker has led First Baptist Church with an eye on the broader context of faith.
Saturday, December 8, 2007 | 7:51 p.m. CST; updated 11:39 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — John Baker has more than a dozen sheep in his office. Most sit atop a single bookshelf and are white, fluffy and stuffed. There are also some ceramic figures and, inevitably, a lone black sheep.