Hello, I’m Jim Goforth, or Pastor Goforth, Pastor Jim, James L. Goforth Jr.

I was an evangelist for 8 years, then a pastor in Texas, St Louis, and Kaiserslautern, Germany in an English Language Church ministering primarily to USA Military Personnel and Families.

Lisa and I have recently returned to the USA to care for some family issues.

In August 2018 we have accepted the call to be the Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church Mixon, Texas. Mixon is a small ranching community in the Tyler suburb of Troup. The church is 155 years young and is primed for growth as Tyler expands and people move out. Already though, “these woods and pastures of full of people” who need Jesus. We are ready to minister to those faithful followers of Christ and prepare for the next residents who will come.

I am the husband to Lisa since 1985 and have two sons AJ (1988) and Bryan (1992) as well as Bryan’s bride Maggie, and our sweet granddaughter, Lydia, and grandson Elliot

I am a singer, musician, and songwriter, as well as an avid athlete and fly fisherman and classic car owner.  On my day off you’ll find me on the golf course

find my worship music: https://soundcloud.com/jimgoforth

watch sermons: https://pastorgoforth.sermon.net

Read my books: http://www.amazon.com/author/pastorgoforth

16 thoughts on “About

  1. I was encouraged by your work today, I Know, Child. My husband and I are doing an interim work at the IBC in Panama. Your words were just what I needed to be lifted to Him today. Thank you for writing…I know it’s hard work.

  2. Hello….I am trying to locate the pastor that tried to start a church in Chateaugay NY many years ago and I am wondering if you are him?

  3. Thank you for following the Lord’s call wherever He leads you. We attended the church in Germany where you preached and continue to watch your messages online now that we have moved. I pray you continue to listen to His call and spread His message. God bless you.

    • Thank you please keep us in your prayers. We are working on sermon video at our new church. Hopefully up soon. Also see the books available on Amazon. May the Lord bless and keep you

  4. I would often watch Pastor Goforth when Faith Bap, K-Town streams their 10 am services live (In NY that was about 5 am!) but well the time. I always enjoyed his messages!.

  5. I am watching your series on Revelation and the videos cuts off part way through. You were preaching on the 24 elders seated on thrones around God’s throne and were just about to share who you believe those 24 are. Could you please share who you believe they are? Or do you have your sermon notes from the series you could share with me? Thank you! I have grown in my understanding and faith watching and listening to you.

    • Hello Mrs Hoff

      Sorry for late response, I am in surgery recovery

      Sorry for problem with video

      I’ve attached a manuscript that I believe is the one you are looking for.

      Bottom line though, I believe the 24 Elders is specifically “the Church”, the saved, after Pentecost and before the Rapture.

      Also you can get the manuscripts for all of these studies in my two volumes “His Face Was Like The Sun” and “His Eyes Like Blazing Fire” both are available in paperback and kindle format


      I’m also presently preaching through The Revelation on Sundays in my church and that format is different than the Bible Study … I hope to release that in book form later this year.

      May the Lord bless you, as promised, as you study The Revelation of Jesus Christ

      Until we see Him Face to Face

      Pastor Jim

      • Pastor Jim,

        Thank you! I will get the books online. I will also be praying for your recovery. Hope all goes well.

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