Dr. Charles E. Goodman, Jr.
The Reverend Dr. Charles E. Goodman, Jr. serves as the Senior Pastor/Teacher of The Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church of Augusta, GA. Before beginning his kingdom assignment at Tabernacle, he shepherded Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church located in Salem, Alabama for three and a half years. A native of Greensboro, NC, Dr. Goodman attended Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC, where he graduated with honors. His hunger and desire to be enriched intellectually and spiritually led him to matriculate at Candler School of Theology located on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He graduated in May 2005 with a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Homiletics and Black Church Studies. In addition to providing leadership to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Dr. Goodman enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry Program at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, with a concentration in Preaching for the 21st Century, and graduated in May 2009. Dr. Goodman was blessed to participate in the Institute of Preaching and Pastoral Renewal program at Candler School of Theology, which allowed him to travel abroad to preach and study in the Holy Land in the spring of 2006. Dr. Goodman completed his Master of Management degree with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Cambridge College and graduated in December 2014. Dr. Goodman served as Assistant Professor of Religion in the Department of Humanities on faculty at Paine College in Augusta, GA. Dr. Goodman was voted one of “America’s Most Loved Pastors” in the September 2006 edition of Gospel Today magazine. In April 2008, he was inducted into the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. Dr. Goodman was also recognized by The African American Pulpit as one of the “20- To-Watch” Young Preachers under the age of 40 in the summer of 2008 issue. At the age of 28, Dr. Goodman was one of the youngest to ever achieve both of these distinctions. After faithfully serving at Pleasant View Baptist Church, God allowed Dr. Goodman at the age of 27, to become Senior Pastor/Teacher of The Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church of Augusta, GA in December 2006. Dr. Goodman has been at Tabernacle Baptist Church for ten years and his tenure has been marked with much success and growth. Under his leadership, the ground-breaking and construction of the Tabernacle Baptist Church Family Life Center facility that houses the administrative and ministerial arm of the church has been completed. Land has been acquired and renovations done to modernize the current facility and enlarge the campus footprint, exceeding 8,300 members. “Created to Worship, Called to Preach, Chosen to Lead”