IMG_1655 (2021_10_04 13_48_34 UTC)


Many are Called, Few are Chosen

Reverend Joshua Goodin, the fourth of five children born to Jacqueline Goodin and the late Jesse Wallace Jr., was born and raised in South Philadelphia.  He was educated in the Philadelphia School District attending Furness High School.  Upon graduation, he attended West Chester University of PA., and later transferred to Geneva College at the Center for Urban Theological Studies, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree.  Reverend Goodin completed the PULPIT (Program for Urban Leaders and Pastors in Transition) program at Missio Seminary in 2021 and is currently finishing his Master of Divinity Degree coursework.


A man after God's heart

          As a child Reverend Goodin felt a special anointing on his life growing up at the Greater Saint Matthew Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Steven Avinger Sr. Reverend Goodin was ordained as a deacon in 2007, then licensed to preach in 2008, and was ordained on his birthday January 18, 2015. He has served various servant leader roles in Men's, Education, and Music ministry. Until January of 2015 he served as the Pastoral Head of Ministry of Zamar (which consist of Music, Dance, Mime, Communication, and Theater Arts). Reverend Goodin then transitioned into the role of Youth Pastor at Greater Saint Matthew Baptist Church Chosen Ministries. In November of 2017, the Saint Paul Chapel Baptist Church voted to elect the Reverend Joshua Goodin as the 8​th Senior Pastor. Reverend Goodin was installed the first Sunday in March of 2018, since assuming of pastor Reverend Goodin has founded the St. Paul Chapel Restoration CDC, had the churches non-profit status reinstated, restructured the new member’s course, ordained one deacon and four deaconess, renovated the church’s Family Life Center, implemented noon day bible study, membership has increased, and new fellowships established. Reverend Goodin has been on the move for the kingdom and the best is yet to come.


Reverend Goodin's affiliations:

  • Member: Baptist Pastors and Ministers Conference of Philadelphia & Vicinity

  • Fellowship Pastor: The Fellowship of Churches

  • Director of Pastors & Ministers Division: New Day Interfaith Fellowship of Churches and Ministries

  • Vice President: Pennsylvania Progressive Baptist Alliance

  • Community Liaison: Turning Points for Children


            Reverend Goodin is a sought-after preacher, workshop facilitator, and ministerial trainer.  He is the founder of New Kingdom Builders Fellowship and Joshua Goodin Ministries.  Reverend Goodin is a father, son, sibling, and friend with a servant’s heart.  His life scripture is: “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)