Rev. Eric J. Goode
Home Church Address:
5039 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philosophy of Preaching: Preaching is the proclamation of the liberating Gospel of God’s Sovereignty through Jesus Christ, as informed by a study of Sacred Scripture, illuminated by the Holy Spirit.
Reverend Eric Goode, a native of Duval County in Jacksonville, Florida, was born on December 2, 1986. At the age of three, he was adopted by Bernice Hooper and the late Willie Hooper of Philadelphia.
On October 15, 2004, Reverend Goode preached his trial sermon and was licensed to preach the Gospel during the 4th Church Anniversary of the New Pentecost Christian Church, September 17, 2006. On the first Sunday of March, Reverend Goode relocated to New Hope Temple Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Reverend Dr. John Coger, where he served as the Youth Pastor.
Reverend Goode also worked with the following:
Regional Chaplain for Aristocare in Philadelphia.
AMACHI Mentoring Coalition under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. W. Wilson Goode, the former Mayor of Philadelphia.
Reverend Goode graduated with his Baccalaureate Degree in Pastoral Ministries from the Philadelphia Biblical University in May 2012. In 2020, he earned a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Black Church Studies at the United Lutheran Seminary. An avid learner, he is currently pursuing a Masters of Sacred Theology from United Lutheran Seminary.
On March 22, 2014, Reverend Goode was elected the Pastor of The People’s Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA. He was installed as Senior Pastor on Sunday, May 25, 2014, where his aim is to carry on the church’s rich legacy of community service.
In addition to his pastoral function, on a denominational level, Reverend Goode has participated in the following:
Vice Moderator of the South, Pennsylvania Eastern Baptist Keystone Association
Past Vice President, Cedar Park Neighbors Association.
Past Director of Community Relations, Cedar Park Neighbors Association
Faculty Lecturer, Wayland Baptist Theological Seminary
Chairman, The Pastoral Enrichment Committee of the Baptist Pastor’s and Minister’s Conference of Philadelphia & Vicinity
Board of Directors, Philadelphia Baptist Associations
Most of all, Reverend Eric Goode is a child of God who preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ with power and conviction.