Pastor Emeritus Connie Goins
Connie Goins was born in the small, rural town of Sale Creek, TN., the only daughter of Tillman and Frances Fuller. Connie’s mother, Frances, was a Licensed Minister in the Church of God long before it was popular to be a “woman preacher.” Connie literally “cut her teeth” on the pews of the Sale Creek Church of God. She was teaching the “Toddlers Class” at that church at the early age of 12. She grew up with a love and passion for the Lord and for the work of the church.
She and her late husband, Kenneth, were Youth Pastors at the Sale Creek Church of God for approximately 17 years. They both had an overwhelming desire to serve the Lord whether it was ministry to children, youth or adults.
She and Kenneth have 4 sons. She is a proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren (to date) and 2 great-grandchildren.
She and Her late husband, Kenneth, pioneered and pastored Watts Bar Church of God which which was organized March 30, 1983. Connie, an Ordained Minister in the Church of God, was Lead Pastor of Watts Bar Church of God after Kenneth went Home to be with the Lord on August 28, 2008. She remained Lead Pastor of Watts Bar Church until June 10, 2012 when she was deemed Pastor Emeritus by Bishop Donald Walker. On that date, her son, Kelly, became the Lead Pastor.
Pastor Connie, in addition to being Coordinator for “Chosen Ladies Conference”, serves as Pastoral Care Pastor of Watts Bar Church.
Pastor Connie, still having a tremendous desire to minister, ministers in her home church as well as other churches. Any where the Lord opens a “Door of Ministry,” Pastor Connie gladly walks through it.