Pastor Goddard was raised in a good moral home, but without church. He met his wife, Tammy, in the 8th grade. Pastor Goddard did not hear the Gospel until after he graduated from high school. Two years later, he was enrolled in Bible college to train for the ministry. In 1981 he and his sweetheart were married.
The following year, he graduated from Hyles-Anderson College, and in July of 1982 he knocked on his first door starting Faith Baptist Church. Pastor Goddard continues to lead this wonderful church after more than three decades.
The Goddards have four children: Joshua, Hannah, Esther, and Josiah; and four grandchildren.
Josh and his wife, Carly, have three children: Bryce, Grace, and Kaylee. Josh serves here at FBC as an assistant Pastor and our Youth Pastor.
Hannah’s husband, Jordan Flesher, is an assistant pastor on the East Coast. Hannah works on the secretarial staff of the church. Hannah and Jordan have two children.
Esther married a childhood friend, Matt Peterson, who grew up together at Faith Baptist. They both graduated from Bible college and now work on staff at Faith Baptist Church.
Josiah is still living at home enjoying his teen years.