Pastor David Goodson surrendered into full time ministry when he was called to preach in 2003. Having not been raised in a Christian home, the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ pricked his heart the first time he heard it on August 11, 2001. That day Pastor David accepted Christ as his savior at 34 years old and his life has never been the same since then. Prior to his salvation, Pastor David studied graphic arts and worked in the special effects industry after earning his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. From there he owned his own graphic design business and worked in sales. The time he spent in the secular world prepared him even more for his calling to ministry. Pastor David has been through significant communication and leadership training, has worked with and led hundreds of people, and he understands the demands of a career that church members have to balance with service. When God called Pastor David into ministry, his past experience all came into play and his light began to shine while following the Lord’s calling! When you meet him, you will immediately see that he has a genuine love for people. One of his greatest passions in life is sharing the Word, he has been studying the Word chapter by chapter and verse by verse for 15 years. Pastor David also has a real heart for souls both around the world and right here in our community! Over the past 16 years, Pastor David and his wife, Christine, have been able to personally lead hundreds of people to Christ. Pastor David and Christine have been blessed with three wonderful children, Tareea 24, Hayden 20, and Riley 18. When Pastor David realized that God was calling him to start HOPE Baptist Church in Stallings, NC, the entire family rallied beside him in prayer in support of the new church plant. He and his wife are very excited to take on this honor for God. They are committed to building God’s church and know that they are just vessels to be used. They all look forward to what God will do in the future with HOPE.