Church Leadership


Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. James D. Jackson
 
Rev Dr. James Jackson - Baptist Church in Harrisburg, PA
 
Brief - Bio for Rev. Dr. James D. Jackson
Rev. Dr. James D. Jackson is currently the Senior Pastor of the Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church (GMBC) of Harrisburg, PA.

Before becoming the Pastor of GMBC he was an Associate Minister at St. Paul Baptist Church in Bethlehem, PA, under the late Marshall E. Griffin Sr. Rev. Dr. Jackson received his ministerial license in September 2004. He was ordained into the gospel ministry in October 2007.

Dr. Jackson is an active member of the Central Baptist Association of Pennsylvania, serving as the former Vice-Moderator, former President of the Clergy Ministry and former General Secretary. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania State Baptist Convention serving as the former PBSC Treasurer, and Vice-President of the Central Region of the PBSC Clergy Ministry.

Dr. Jackson has been a member of the Commission on Peace for the Baptist World Alliance since 2010. Dr. Jackson had the privilege of being a presenter at the 2010 Baptist World Alliance Christian Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Jackson is honored to be serving on the Commission on Peace delegation to Thailand in July 2017
 
Dr. Jackson has been a member of the African American Ministers Alliance of Steelton since 2013 and The Baptist Resource Network of PA/SJ since fall 2016. Dr. Jackson is a former member of the United Black Churches Ministry Association of Pennsylvania in Allentown, PA (2004-2009).

Dr. Jackson is a member of the Mayor's Interfaith Advisory Council of Harrisburg and also is currently serving as a City Chaplain for the Harrisburg City Police Department (2013).

Dr. Jackson has been an Instructor for the Pennsylvania State Baptist Convention Congress of Christian Education, the Central Baptist Association Congress of Christian Education, Mt. Zion Institutional Revival of Steelton, PA, the Christian Leadership Institute of Harrisburg Pa, and The BRN Foundations Bible Conference (2017).

He teaches courses in Developing a Christian Counseling Ministry, Black Male and Female in the Development of the Family, Technology and the Church, Developing a Christian Education Ministry, Introduction to Theology , Adolescence & Faith and Marriage Created to be a Gospel Proclamation.

Dr. Jackson received his undergraduate degree (BA) in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. He did his graduate work at the University of Kansas where he received his Master’s and Ph.D., in Cognitive Experimental Psychology with a concentration in Gerontology.

From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Jackson started completing course work toward a Master’s of Theological Studies at Moravian Theological Seminary, in Bethlehem Pa. In the spring of 2014, Dr. Jackson returned to Moravian Theological Seminary and is now working to complete that degree expected graduation date May 2018.

In 1991, he received one of the first Minority Dissertation Fellowship Presented by the National Institute on Aging. In 2004 and again in 2005 he received the Carpenter Scholarship presented by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation to attend Moravian Theological Seminary. Additionally in 2005, he was awarded the Rev. Dr. Elaine Bogert Scholarship Award presented by Moravian Theological Seminary.

In 2007 he received the Outstanding Teacher and Advisor Award presented by The P.A.C. Organization of Kutztown University (Participant, Academics and Campus Life). In 2006, 2007 and 2009 he received an Ambassador of Learning Award presented by Kutztown University.

In 2012 he received the Educator of the Year Award for the Omega Xi Chapter, of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

In 2008 he received the Human Relations Award for his work on the Lehigh Valley Black African Heritage Project presented by The Allentown Human Relations Commission. From 2001 until 2009 he served as a Humanities Scholar and from 2001 to 2005 he was the Director of Research for the project. In March of 2009, he and other key individuals on the project received the Allentown Arts Ovation Award for Outstanding Achievement Through the Arts for the original work “Another River Flows” which was develop from that project.

In 1992 he was given an Outstanding Young Men of America Award. In 2010 Dr. Jackson was nominated for Who’s Who Among African Americans and in 2011 he was nominated for Who’s Who Among African American Executives and Professionals.

Dr. Jackson served on the Berks County Labor Council form 2008 to 2012 and is the former Chairperson of the Pennsylvania State Student-Faculty Liaison Committee of APSCUF (The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties)

Dr. Jackson is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, at Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pa, and he is an Adjunct Professor the Wesco Evening College at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA. He was formally an Adjunct Professor at Reading Hospital School of Health Science, Reading, Pa.

Dr. Jackson teaches courses in General Psychology, Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Adulthood & Aging, Life Span Development, Experimental Psychology, History & Systems and Cognitive Psychology.

He is the Faculty & Spiritual Advisor of the Campus Praise Ministries at Kutztown University.

He is a Co-Author of two psychology text books entitled: “Understanding Psychology” and “Charting the Human Development: A Life Span Perspective”.

Rev. Dr. James D. Jackson is a researcher, lecturer, and author in the fields of gerontology, academic student success and minority cultural issues, with numerous publications and numerous international and national presentations in these fields. A sought after instructor, Dr. Jackson has taught at Shippensburg University, Muhlenberg College, Lehigh University, Penn State Berks-Lehigh Valley, Widener University, Lincoln University, Moravian College, Allegheny University and Lehigh Carbon Community College and has received numerous teaching and service awards.

He is a member of Alpha Mu Nu Chapter, of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. in East Stroudsburg, Pa. where he serves as Keeper of Peace. He is also the Faculty Advisor to the Omega Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, at Kutztown University.

He is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania Wyoming Lodge #135 and the Order of Eastern Stars Virginia E Holland #86.

He is married to Lisa Ann Jackson, they have one son Ezra Daniel Jackson and he has one daughter Julaya Lei Bridgette.


[updated 3-17]
 

Our First Lady

 
Lisa Jackson - Baptist Church in Harrisburg, PA
 
Born in Charleston South Carolina, Lisa A. Jackson currently serves as the First Lady of Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church of Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Lady Lisa graduated from Liberty High School in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. She studied Hotel & Restaurant Management at Drexel University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Muhlenberg College, Allentown Pennsylvania.

In 1996, Lady Lisa became a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, teaching in Allentown, Bethlehem and Trexlertown, Pennsylvania. In September 2007 she joined LA Fitness Inc. in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. In 2009 she was promoted to Group Fitness Coordinator with LA Fitness Inc., Wyomissing.

In 2009 she became a Strength Conditioning & Weight Training Consultant with American Aerobic Association & International Sports Medicine Association, AAAI/ISMA. Lady Lisa currently teaches a variety of group fitness classes for LA Fitness, Inc. – Wyomissing.
 
As an entrepreneur, Lady Lisa owned and operated the first African-American business in downtown Emmaus Pennsylvania. LJ Gift Company was a gift shop that featured home décor, Christian gifts, exclusive hand-made jewelry and accessories. She also served on the Emmaus Main Street Board of Directors. In 2012 Lady Lisa became an independent jeweler with Fifth Avenue Collection-Beautiful Jewelry.
In 2009, Lady Lisa started the Health & Wellness Ministry at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church. In the past the ministry has offered group fitness classes, fitness assessments and weight loss challenges. Currently the Health & Wellness Ministry offers Soul Line dancing and partners with local organizations in the Harrisburg area. Lady Lisa has had the privilege of speaking to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter for Breast Cancer and Heart Disease Awareness and to the Diabetes Association of Harrisburg.

In 2010, Lady Lisa initiated the Minister’s Wives Fellowship at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church. The Minister’s Wives Fellowship has donated clothing to the YMCA-Harrisburg, non-perishable goods to the Fountain Gate Church & Ministries and the PA Food Bank. In 2012 the Minister’s Wives Fellowship supported a benefit concert for the Kaiyaba Primary School in Kenya.

Lady Lisa is an active member of the Central Baptist Association of Pennsylvania where she currently serves as the President of the Minister’s Wives and Widows Ministry. She is an active member of the Pennsylvania State Baptist Convention where she currently as the Area Vice-President of the Minister’s Wives and Widows Ministry for the Central Region.

In March 2013, Lady Lisa became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Currently Lady Lisa resides in Reading Pennsylvania with her husband James, her son Ezra and her step-daughter Julaya.
 

Pastor's Message

Pastor Messages 2017

 
LOVE ONE ANOTHER----LOVE FELLOWER BELIEVERS IN CHRIST
February 24, 20 17
Rev. Minnie L. Jackson
1 John 2:1-6
1 "My little children, I am writing this to you so that you may not sin: but if any one does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and 2 he is the expiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 3 And by this we may be sure that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He who says 'I know him' but disobeys his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly love for God is perfected. 6 By this we may be sure that we are in him: he who says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked."
First John is a letter, that is composed of 5 chapters, written by the Apostle John to the Christians of his time. John addresses the readers of this letter as (my little children), it is a term of endearment to new believers, to those who are babes or young in the Christian faith.

It is a lesson on love that is relevant to believers of today. It does not matter as to race, culture, denomination, rich, poor, there is one common denominator among the true believers of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; the Lordship of Jesus and He has commanded us to LOVE one another.

In the first chapter of this letter, John speaks a lot about the relationship between our walk, or the way we live our life in relationship to each other, and our fellowship, or intimate relationship with God. He testifying of what he has seen and heard, that is, of his fellowship with Jesus Christ while He ministered in human flesh here on earth. This testimony was very important to John so that (his little children) might have fellowship with him, with each other, with Jesus Christ, the Son and with God, His Father.

God is Light and when we walk in the Light, we have fellowship with Him. If we walk in the Light our relationships with each other will be that of truth and love. The lesson continues in chapter 2. John says that if we know God, we will keep his commandments, and in keeping His commandments, is the same, as walking in the Light of God; the same as our knowing God. Our fellowship with God, is bound up with obeying Him and living according to His truth. There in not one without the other.

John tells them (us) that he is writing about not deceiving ourselves but confessing our sins so that we may not sin. Believers need to be truthful about ourselves. We are not righteous on our own! We have a Saviour who can and will forgive and cleanse us, if only we ask with a sincere heart. We all need healing and forgiveness. So, John reminds us that sinning is not trusting in God to keep HIs promises.

We can count on God, we can trust in God for all that we need in life. The GOSPEL is truth. The gospel is not an overflow of information or entertainment; that of mere words. The message of Jesus Christ has power and it is powerful. The gospel has power to change minds, hearts, and lives.

Are you witnessing to your friends and family about your Lord and Savior?
Do others know that you are like Christ (a Christian)?
We MUST have Convictions of Steel!
Acts 2:21
Galatians 6:14
14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

The righteousness that we have is a favor from God. It is not based on our good works. We cannot trust in your own works, in our own goodness, and at the same time glory … in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. To say that we trust in our own work, is the same as saying that we reject Jesus' work on the cross, that His work is invalid and was not necessary for our salvation.

I can understand why Isaac Watts penned:When I survey the wondrous cross, On which the Prince of glory died,My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride.
Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ my God! All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood.
See from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down! Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small; Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all. Isaac Watts, pub.1707
“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
King James Version (KJV)
Rev. Minnie L. Jackson April 21, 2017
Matthew 24:25
Rev. Minnie L. Jackson
March 2017

Ephesians 1: 1-6
Lent is the 40 day period of penitence and fasting observed from Ash Wednesday to Easter by many churches, but all of this is to naught if one has not truly accepted God’s Grace, and no one explains that better than Paul in the Book of Ephesians. This morning focusing on Ephesians 1:1-6.
Scholars believe that Paul wrote this letter between 61- 65 AD while he was a prisoner in Rome, then Asia Minor, and now modern day Turkey.
Paul writes this letter to comfort and encourage believers in this area and to let them know that he is praying for them.

Paul begins this chapter by introducing himself: He says: I am the *Apostle Paul. I am an *apostle by God’s will and I am writing this letter to the *saints in Ephesus. Paul is writing to God’s people of that time and this letter is relevant for us today. Everyone ought to know who they are, if they belong to Jesus, so Paul identified himself as an apostle chosen by GOD.

Paul says if you believe in Christ Jesus, you are in Him and He is within you. Paul wanted to assure these believers that when they are in union with Christ, they have, we have, power to stand our ground in the WORD of God.
” God has blessed us in Christ Jesus with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places, and our right response to these blessings is to live for Christ. As the church, we are to live, lives of service, working for peace and reconciliation among our brothers and sisters all over the world, in our communities, in our families and in our homes through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

This book clearly points out the difference between spiritual blessings and physical blessings. It is a book that teaches us, as believers, our position in the Grace of God.
In verse 2, Paul prays for God’s people. Paul says, I pray that God, our Father, and the *Lord Jesus Christ will send you *grace and *peace.

Paul is the writer of this book. Paul was a grace preacher. Notice Paul says, “Grace be to you… and peace. The Holy Spirit is very careful, in the WORD, of God, to place every word in its right position.
Notice here, Paul did not say “peace and grace,” He did not say peace and grace because apart from the grace of God there is no peace with God. When we become recipients of God’s Grace then we have peace that passes all understanding.

God does not and will not offer peace apart from grace. Nor can any man have peace before he accepts God’s grace. And that Grace and Peace are found only in Christ Jesus. There is no other place to find grace.
The Bible teaches us that, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, (And we beheld His Glory, the glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) FULL OF GRACE and truth (as recorded in John 1:1 and 14).

We praise the God and Father of our *Lord Jesus Christ who has greatly *blessed us. God has *blessed us in the *heavenly places with every *spiritual *blessing in Christ.

Before God made the world, He chose us, and He wants us to live holy lives. He wants us to be intentional about doing those things that are good and right in His sight. Yes, He loves us but He is also a God of judgment.
God chose to make us his sons and daughters by Jesus Christ. He did this so that we can be *holy and without *sin in his sight, through the blood of Jesus Christ, yet we all will have to give an account for our deeds in this life.

Jesus lived as a human on this earth, now He is seated on the right hand of God the Father, interceding for all of us who believes in Him and keep His commandments.

If we are to have grace and peace we must identify with Christ Jesus in all things.
We must identify with Him, Christ Jesus
  • In nature: II Peter 1:4 In life: 1 John 5:12
  • In relationship: Hebrews 2:11 In service: Matthew 28:20
  • In suffering: Roman 8:17 In inheritance: Roman 8:16-17
  • In everlasting glory Revelation 1:1, & 5:10
1 Corinthians 2: 9-10 teaches us that “… Eyes hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. BUT GOD hath revealed them (them - meaning things) (What thing? all things) unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things.
We praise him for his wonderful *grace. We thank him for the free gift that he gave to us in salvation. Certainly we will never understand all Scripture. But, it is the pleasure of Jesus to reveal unto the spiritually minded the deep things of the Scriptures.

  • We have grace and peace because
  • We are chosen in Christ We are sanctified in Christ
  • We are foreordained in Christ We are adopted in Christ
  • We have grace and peace because We are accepted in Christ
  • We are redeemed in Christ We are forgiven in Christ
  • We are enriched in Christ
  • We have grace and peace because
  • We are enlightened in Christ, who is the Light of the world
  • Our inheritance is in Christ. We are sealed until the day of redemption in Christ.
Finally, Ephesians 1:6 NLT (New Living)
So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.
Paul prayed for the people of God, for the believers in His Son Jesus Christ and I pray today that God will grant each one of us, His grace and His peace. Amen.
Romans 15:13 ESV
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Amen.
BORN TO DIE
Rev. Minnie L. Jackson
How many would want to be born, if they knew ahead of time, that the only purpose of being born is to die? This was Jesus’ fake! He knew from the beginning of time that this day would come. God didn’t put angels in charge of the business of salvation. The Scripture says that mankind is made just a little lower that the angels. God put us in charge of His entire handy work, everything, nothing was excluded, and we could not get that right. We could not save ourselves.

So God had to come down in order to get this job of forgiving us for our sins right the first time and forever. The One who died at Calvary is the second Person of the Trinity. John bears witness to this in Revelation 5:1-12, when his heavenly vision had to shift from the first to the second person in the Godhead when he noted Christ as Redeemer. He focused on 5: 1-5, John recorded in the Holy WORD,


Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, 4 and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. 5 And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”


It is the eternal One whose head is bowed in suffering and pain on Calvary's hill.
The One who dies at Calvary is God HIMSELF!
The God whom we serve is eternal, He was before time, He lives in time, and will be when time is no more. We confess that the Cross is beyond our mind’s capacity to explain it fully yet, we bear witness to it with confidence and joy.
Jesus is the Lord of history! The slain Lamb! WORTHY is the Lamb!

Pastor Messages 2016

“For the Cause of Christ”
As our church family starts to move toward the vision that Yahweh has given us, we need to keep in mind the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us. For the past several months, “For the Cause of Christ” has been our sub-theme at Goodwin. However, we need to ask ourselves what was ‘the cause of Christ’. Jesus Christ came to set men free and to deliver the good news of Yahweh. Therefore, if this was Christ’s Cause, then this should be our cause. How do we set men free and how do we spread the good news? First, as Christians, we set men free by serving as examples, by word and deed, of what Christ stood for. We must be examples of selflessness, kindness, patience, mercy, grace, love, forgiveness, commitment to good, fighting against temptations and those things that are contrary to Christ’s cause, striving to live a sinless life, and in all that we do, focusing on God the Father. We also set men free by sharing with them the teachings of Christ, his unconditional love for us and how he lived, and died for our sins.

Yahweh gave us commandments to live by and Christ taught us to love thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul. He also taught us to love thy neighbor as thy self.

Goodwin we are truly a church blessed to be a blessing and we should celebrate all the great and wonderful things we do. However, there is so much more we can do ‘for the cause of Christ’. It is time to come together with purpose and vision to use our gifts ‘for the cause of Christ’. It is time to anchor ourselves in the Word of God ‘for the cause of Christ’. It is time to go forth for the cause of Christ’ and invite your loved ones, friends and acquaintances to share in our study and worship experience so that they may be lifted up in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ. It is time to get excited about the ‘cause of Christ’.

Pastor Jackson and First Lady Lisa



 

Clergy

Consisting of the Pastors and the ordained and licensed Associate Ministers, the Clergy Ministry is comprised of persons that have been called by God and challenged to set an example of Christ on earth. This ministry supports, encourages and provides leadership to the congregation by summoning the church to a deeper level of spiritual and theological integrity through the preached Word of God. The Clergy Ministry provides religious education, spiritual guidance, and moral counseling so that the body of Christ may be edified and the ministry of Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church might be enhanced and improved.

bible study

 
Bible Study - Christian Education in Harrisburg, PA
 

SPIRITUAL GIFTS

LESSON 1
[ INTRODUCTION ]
LESSON 2
[ SPIRITUAL GIFTS ]
Spiritual Grow |Student Notes
 

Clergy Online Inspirational Ministry

 

2017 Inspirational messages

2016 Clergy Inspirational Messages

Clergy Inspirational Messages

Clergy Inspirational Messages

CLERGY INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGES

 

Electronic Media On-Line Inspirational Ministry

Minister Minnie Jackson

Background Scripture

“Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you…” (Matthew 28:19-20, NLT).

purpose

To provide uplifting Biblical messages to revive the Mind, Spirit and Soul as we live our daily lives; to provide encouragement and hope for such times as these and to serve to explain God’s purposes for all believers.

ministry objectives

  1. To strengthen the faith of Christians
  2. To challenge the beliefs of unbelievers
  3. To present a different method to Bible Study
  4. To work with and build the Clergy Ministry
  5. To reach as many people with the Gospel as effectively as possible

guidelines

  1. Ministers are to provide a 200 -1200 word inspirational message.
  2. Messages are to be submitted to Minnie Jackson by e-mail.
  3. Contact information: vctory@verizon.net
Messages written to establish this portion of the 2014 electronic ministry are “Come unto Me”; “Women Builds the Home”; “Communication with the Father” “Ashes on the Alter”

goals

The future goals of this ministry is to develop an effective and efficient way of spreading the Gospel through universal links, inspirational messages, pictures and suggested chapters for study.
 

Deacons

deacons

The mission of Deacons is to serve Christ as a proclaimer of the gospel, to be a caring and compassionate ministry, and builders of Christian fellowship. Deacons are to be examples or models for fellow Christians to follow. We have adopted a team concept in working with our Pastor to become partners, working together for God in becoming spiritual men on a spiritual mission.

Ezekiel 36:27 (KJV) And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statues, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. The Deacons meet the Monday after the first Sunday at 7 pm.

Chairman, Deacon Steve Moore
Vice Chairman, Deacon Rick Coleman
[ VIEW DEACONS HERE ]

deaconess

The mission of the Deaconess is to become a partner in Christian service with the Deacons. We share a divine responsibility to proclaim the gospel to believers and unbelievers, provide care for church members and other persons of the community. We help build and maintain church fellowship, and provide Christian leadership in order to help the church attain its spiritual mission.

Proverbs 31:30 (KJV) Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

The Deaconess meet on the Monday after the first Sunday.
 

Deacons

 
Steve Moore - Christian Education in Harrisburg, PA
Deacon
Steve Moore
 
Rick Coleman - Christian Education in Harrisburg, PA
Deacon
Rick Coleman
 
Herbert Cole - Christian Education in Harrisburg, PA
Deacon
Herbert Cole, Emeritus
 
Ted Keys - Christian Education in Harrisburg, PA
Deacon
Ted Keys
 
 
Matthew Moses - Christian Education in Harrisburg, PA
Deacon
Matthew Moses
 
Nathaniel White - Christian Education in Harrisburg, PA
Deacon
Nathaniel McWhite
 
WIllard Smith - Christian Education in Harrisburg, PA
Deacon
Willard Smith, Emeritus
 
Eugene Spriggs - Christian Education in Harrisburg, PA
Deacon
Eugene Spriggs
 
 

trustees

The Trustee Ministry serves God and the church family as the Fiduciary and Operation Managers of the Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church. In this respect, Trustees serve in all leadership capacities and represent the congregation on the Joint Board.

Mission/Description: The Trustee Ministry serves God and the church family as the Fiduciary and Operation Managers of the Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church. In this respect, Trustees serve in all leadership capacities and represent the congregation on the Joint Board.

Scriptural Reference: Acts 6:3 “Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Trustees meet 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM

Special Criteria: Trustees should be trustworthy, responsible, accountable, and in good standing with the church.
Attend Sunday School, Bible Study on a regular basis, and tithe.

Other Information: Responsible for overseeing and maintaining all physical (tangible and intangible) and fiscal assets of The Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church. Oversee, monitor and maintain the financial well-being of the church, along with the Budget & Finance Committee.

Trustees’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the administration of all church property and material assets, assuring compliance per the church constitution and by-laws. The Trustee Chairperson serves as the only “authorized” signor on behalf of Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church and external organizations, agencies and/or entities.