Pastor James (Jim) L. Goforth, Jr.
Pastor Jim was born December 23rd 1964 in New Orleans Louisiana, to Pastor James and Virginia Goforth. He gave his heart to Christ on a Saturday night in August of 1969. Pastor Jim was called to preach in December 1975. He began revival ministry as a preacher and musician in 1981. He was Licensed to the Gospel Ministry, November 7, 1982 and has served church staffs since 1983. Jim Goforth graduated from The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas in 1987 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music and Minor in Religion. Pastor Jim was Ordained to the Gospel Ministry in January 1991 by the Woodforest Baptist Church in Houston Texas. He was also awarded a Bachelor of Biblical Studies in December 2003 and a Master of Biblical Studies in March of 2005 from the United Theological Seminary, St. Louis Extension. Pastor Jim has also received extensive training in Leadership and Vision Development through a 2 Year Program (1997/1998) "Leader's Edge", operated by The Union Baptist Association in Houston Texas.
In March 2008 Pastor Jim was recognized for his Preaching Ministry and Reconciliation Efforts with an Honorary Doctorate of Biblical Studies by the St. Louis Extension of the United Theological Seminary.
Pastor Jim spent 8 years in full-time evangelistic ministry traveling, preaching, singing, and teaching in schools, churches, camps, and revivals from 1988-1996.
Pastor Jim served as a church planting Pastor in the Houston suburb of Pearland Texas and served 4 other churches in varying capacities in Texas and Missouri.
In February of 2003 Pastor Jim accepted the call to serve as Senior Pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Florissant, Missouri beginning the first Sunday in March of that year.
Outside of the pulpit, Pastor Jim loves most every kind of sport. He is especially devoted to golf, having served 2 years as a Teaching Professional in Houston while serving as a bi-vocational pastor. He has coached 25+ little league soccer and baseball teams as well as working with juniors in golf.
Jim Goforth is an accomplished musician and songwriter and has recorded 3 custom albums. He also enjoys writing devotional materials, reading both fiction and non-fiction and is a student of history.
In addition to our local St. Louis sports teams, Pastor Jim loves The Steelers, The Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He admits to loving Lobster, Fortel's Pizza, White Castle Hamburgers, and Krispy Kreme Donuts, though all in moderation.
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