When he was just a five year old boy, Pastor John Goetsch, Jr. accepted Christ as his Savior during one of his father's revival meetings. He was
raised in an evangelist's home and was privileged to see God work in
revival meetings across the country, as well as learning many valuable
lessons about the ministry.
that God was calling him to ministry, he moved to Lancaster, CA, to
attend West Coast Baptist College, and graduated in 1999 with a
Bachelor's Degree in Church Ministries.
his last year in Bible college, John Goetsch, Jr. pastored the First
Baptist Church in Boron, CA, and stayed for the next three years to
help the church get back on their feet, and find a permanent pastor to
In 2001, he
and his family moved to Fresno, CA, to be an assistant pastor to Chuck
Miller at Faith Baptist Church while waiting on God's timing to go into
full-time evangelism, and in 2005 the Goetsches started traveling as a
family across the country preaching revival meetings.
their time of traveling the Goetsches came to Faith Baptist Church in
Yuma many times to fill in for services while they were searching for a
pastor. God knit the hearts of the people of Faith Baptist to
this family and several years later they called on John Goetsch, Jr. to
consider candidating to be their pastor.
open to God's call and timing, Pastor Goetsch prayerfully considered
the call, and on Sunday, April 5, 2009, the Goetsches came to candidate.
April 26th, 2009, Faith Baptist Church of Yuma voted unanimously to
accept John Goetsch, Jr. to be their pastor, and he and his family
moved to Yuma during the first week of May.
Goetsch has a passion to preach the Word of God, a desire to see Christ
lifted up above all else, a burden to strengthen families in a world
that tries to tear the family apart, and a compassion to reach the
people of Yuma for God's glory.
He and his wife, April, have been married for 15 years, and they have five children- four daughters, Katie, Annie, Mollie, and Sophie and one son, John Goetsch III.