Rev. Billy James Goins Sr.: Born 29 Sept. 1932 Stigler, OK, Died 14, Jan. 2016, Bakersfield, CA.
Survived by Janis Alsup Goins, his wife of 60 years and sister Mary Gilliam, both of Bakersfield, children Randall & Vyckie Goins, Cynthia & Ron Pounds, Leisa and Herb Cierley, Billy and Monica Goins. Rev. Goins leaves 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. And 5 great-great grandchildren and numerous children by adoption.
Rev. Goins was preceded in death by his parents James and Gladys Goins of Bakersfield, in-laws Ben and Vivian Alsup of Oildale and sister Ada Nickels.
Rev. Goins began his ministry in 1966, serving as pastor and servant until his death. Rev. Goins was a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and found great joy in serving Native Americans, throughout his ministry. Rev. Goins served in Southern California and Arizona for 47 years before retiring from his last pastorate in 2013.
Rev. Goins served in Arroyo Grande 1st Assembly Arroyo, Grand, CA (Associate Pastor), Lone Pine Assembly of God, Lone Pine, CA (Pastor), Riverview Assembly of God, Oildale, CA (Pastor), Word of Life Assembly of God, Miami, AZ (Pastor), Northland Assembly of God, Oildale, CA (Staff), Calvary Assembly of God Porterville, CA (Pastor), 1st Assembly of God, Hemet, CA (Interim Pastor), Cedar Creek Assembly of God, White Mountain Apache Reservation, Cedar Creek, AZ (Pastor), 1st Assembly of God, Wasco, CA.
Memorial Service will be held January 30, 2016, at Bakersfield First Assembly of God Church at 11 a.m. Rev. Goins, a Navy Veteran, will be interred at the National Cemetery during a private family service 29 Jan. 2016.
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