As of 2018, Rev. Douglas Goode has been in ministry 50 years. He spent many years as an evangelist in the beginning of his ministry and preached in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas. He pastored several churches in some of those states as well. Pastor Goode has a rich heritage of ministry in his family. His father was a Pentecostal Church of God pastor, his grandfather and grandmother on his mother's side were both Assembly of God ministers. He had two uncles on his father's side that were Pentecostal Church of God pastors and his great and great, great grandparents were ministers of the Gospel. He had one brother, now deceased, that pastored several Assembly of God churches in Illinois and one brother, still living, that is pastoring in North Carolina. He is the 6th generation in his family line to preach the Gospel. Pastor Goode has a Bachelors, Masters, and a Doctorate in Ministry.
In 1970, Pastor Goode started working with the boys organization called Pathlighters in the PCOG. He achieved the honor of Assistant National Director in the SW Division that covered six states. Several of those young men still keep in contact with him. In 1999, he changed his credentials from PCOG to the Assemblies of God. He continued to work with young men in the Royal Rangers, which he still has interest and input in our district level.
In 2009, his beloved wife of 48 years passed away. Pastor Goode and his wife had not had children, but helped raise a niece and nephew who now reside in California. Several months later, he met Mary Jane. She had been a widow since 2004. At that time, she had three children and five grandchildren. They married at Lake Mauer Campground in January, 2010 and moved to Arkansas where his residence was. In March, a pastorate came open in Bradford, Arkansas, and they answered the call to pastor there. After three years, Pastor Goode knew what he had been sent there for was finished and it was time to move on. Not knowing where, after much prayer, he and Mary Jane decided it was time to move back to Missouri to be closer to family. Plattsburg, Missouri became home for them in September, 2013. Since moving back, the family has grown. Two granddaughters have gotten married and 2 great grandchildren have been born and another granddaughter is engaged. God has blessed Pastor Goode's years of faithfulness.
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