Executive Pastor Jennifer D. Gooden is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Frank Love and Mildred (Simmons) Holmes.
She is a graduate of Ames International School of Ministry and holds a degree in Biblical Studies. She attended Florida Christian College in Kissimmee, Florida in pursuit of her Bachelors of Science Degree in Christian Leadership. She has completed the intensive Apostolic Prophetic Training Seminars at Christian International, under the leadership of Bishop/Dr. Bill Hamon, in Santa Rosa, Florida. She has earned a Bachelors of Biblical Studies Degree in Ministry Leadership, with a concentration in Pastoral Ministry from Ames Christian University in Fort Myers, Florida. She has 3 years of collegiate studies at the Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina in Law Enforcement Technology/Criminal Justice. Additionally, she has received a Doctorate of Divinity from St. Thomas Christian University in Jacksonville, Florida. She is an Army Veteran having served 14 years of active duty service, and 3 years in the Army Reserves where she has had the opportunity to travel extensively.
She has been married over 28 years to her awesome man of God and priest, Apostle Leon R. Gooden, Jr., who is an anointed powerful preacher of the gospel. Out of this union they are blessed with three lovely children, Damien, Leon III., and India. They are blessed to be the proud grandparents of seven grand-children.
Pastor Jennifer Gooden, alongside her husband, Apostle Leon R. Gooden, Jr., pioneered the ministry (church) of Kingdom Builders Christian Ministries, Int’l in October 2010. She is the president of Right Hand Apostolic Ministries (RHAM), a Fellowship Organization birthed out of the loins of her husband, in February 2015.
Pastor Jennifer Gooden is a gifted administrator, as well as an anointed teacher of the gospel, and has formerly served in several ministries prior to pastoring in the capacity of Youth Director, Christian Education Instructor, Evangelism, Co-Director of Pastoral Care Ministry, Counseling Ministry, Personal Secretary to Bishops and Apostles, Church Administrator, Women's President, Liturgical dance ministry leader, previously on staff at Interfaith Jail Ministries in Pensacola, Florida as Spiritual Counselor where she ministered weekly to hurting women, Additionally, she has served in various other ministries in Christendom.
As a Pastor, she has been anointed to preach, teach and prophesy under the power of the Holy Ghost. She is an anointed vessel that has been used to minister prophetically to God’s people. Pastor Jennifer Gooden, known to her congregation as “Pastor J” is gifted, as well as anointed, to write, organize, and systematize ministry manuals, pamphlets, brochures, and booklets for teaching and training materials/aides to be used as effective tools to further spread the Gospel. She has been dedicated to the work of the Lord full-time for many years and has a true heart for God, His people, and serving in ministry. She has a strong desire for God's people to discover their gifts, talents, and abilities that are given from the Godhead and operate in them to the fullest, in the body of Christ.
Her motto is, "Time is a precious gift from God therefore, cherish every moment of this gift from above by prioritizing those things which are most important in life, because once the moments in time are gone you can never retrieve them, they can only be replaced by a memory".
She currently co-labors alongside her husband as the Executive Pastor, Co-founder, Church Administrator, and Women’s President, under the leadership of the Senior Pastor, Apostle Leon. R. Gooden, Jr.