Apostle L.R. Gooden Jr. Biography
Apostle Leon R. Gooden Jr. is a Forerunner for GOD, a man who strives after God’s own heart, who has been called by God to preach, prophesy and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ with a strong apostolic prophetic anointing with manifestations of healings, miracles and deliverance. God has called him with a Davidic covenant to repair the breaches and raise up the ruins and rebuild on a sure foundation of the Apostles and Prophets.
Apostle Gooden was consecrated into the office of Apostle on 20 February 2015, by Chief Apostle Alvin McCullough of Mana from Heaven Ministries International. Apostle Gooden was confirmed as an Apostle Elect by Chief Apostle Alvin McCullough of Mana from Heaven Ministries International on 3 October 2014, with a consecration ceremony scheduled for February 2015. Apostle Gooden was confirmed and installed as Pastor of Kingdom Builders Christian Ministries in October 2010, by his then spiritual father Bishop L.D. Skinner Sr. Apostle Gooden was confirmed and set into the Office of the Prophet in January 2010 by the Apostles presbytery. Apostle Gooden was ordained and licensed a Elder in the Lord’s Church, by his then spiritual father Bishop L. D. Skinner Sr. of the Bread of Life Christian Church in Columbus, Georgia on 15 September, 2005. Apostle Gooden was licensed as a minister in the Lord's Church in 2003, by his then mentor and spiritual father, Bishop L.D. Skinner Sr. of the Bread of Life Christian Church in Columbus Georgia.
Apostle Gooden is a native of Pensacola Florida and has been used in several ministry assignments for God in various locations and positions throughout the church, as a Youth Director, Christian Education Department Instructor, Transportation Department Director, Men’s Ministry President, Prison Ministry Minister, Spiritual Gifts Instructor, Pastor's Aide Instructor, Pastoral Care Director, Armor Bearer and Instructor, Security Director, Deacon Training Instructor, Adjutant to the Bishop and Prophetic Presbytery.
Apostle Gooden has been sent to minister on foreign soil in Kenya Africa, Kitengela Africa and Machakos Africa with powerful manifestations of prophetic declarations, healings and deliverance under the power of the Holy Ghost.
Apostle Gooden retired from the U.S. Army on October 1, 2005 after faithfully serving our country in peacetime and (combat) war time for over 21 years. He is a decorated combat airborne paratrooper who has the never give up spirit that carries over into his ministry.
Apostle Gooden has a degree in Business Administration from Fayetteville Tech Community College, a degree in Biblical Studies from Ames International School of Ministry and a Doctorate of Divinity from St. Thomas Christian University in Jacksonville Florida. . Apostle Gooden is also a graduate from the Adjutant Academy/Administrator Academy at the Joint College of Bishops in Aurora, Ohio. Apostle Gooden has been called upon to minister at Preach the Word Worldwide Network headquartered out of Tallahassee Florida. He is also the author of WALKING IN THE WORD, a powerful book to help you walk with God everyday.
Apostle Gooden has been married to the lovely Pastor Jennifer Gooden for over 25 blessed years. They have 3 lovely children, Damien, Leon III and India and three grandchildren.
His motto is “Do all that you can for as many people as you can, whenever you can and wherever you can”.