January 21, 1941 - April 13, 2022
Pastor Windford R. Goodner, a spiritual visionary, community leader, ministry mentor and friend to so many: he finished his earthly assignment on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Marcia, in July of 2020 and son Darrell, in February of 1964. The retired senior pastor of the Mt. Helm Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. W. R. Goodner was a servant leader who offered his wisdom, teaching, preaching, mentoring, and spiritual guidance to anyone who allowed him opportunity. He gave 40 years of sacrificial stellar leadership to the beloved people of Mt. Helm, the Union District Association, the State Convention and the National Baptist Convention (emphasis in Foreign Missions). A man after God’s own heart, Rev. W. R. Goodner was mission minded and focused in his quest to serve the “least of these”, by insuring the gospel be preached to all nations. His multiple excursions to provide assistance, encouragement and evangelism to Liberia, Ghana and Acra (Africa) were his passion. For over 18 years, Pastor Goodner’s focus was to provide tangible presence and assistance through sending missionaries who would travel to offer their services: medically, financially and spiritually. It was a great work and he would not and could not come down. An indelible impact and imprint has been left in Africa, due to the call and mission of Pastor Goodner. He was a pastor’s pastor and a minister’s mentor. Pastor Goodner was a wealth of wisdom and wit. Very calm, jovial and patient in character, Pastor Goodner met no strangers. Everyone was a prime candidate to be solicited for the body of Christ. His life’s work remains vibrant and relevant, as he leaves thousands who have been poured into through his deposits of wisdom, preaching, teaching and casual conversations. His departure was sudden yet his branding is unremovable. We who remain as recipients from the life deposits of Rev. Windford R. Goodner will carry out his legacy. We know “if it is the Lord’s will”, we will live to share Pastor Goodner’s wisdom with others. “And we know that all things work together for the good to them that love the Lord and are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) This full life gifted to us was slowly emptied out in 81 years and 83 days. We give God thanks and praise for allowing us to experience the invaluable treasures in the life of Rev. Windford R. Goodner. An humble servant who has done well to live well so that we can now speak well of his life. Pasotr Windford Rece Goodner, passed on April 13, 2022. Public viewing will be on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 12pm - 7pm at Mt. Helm MBC, 1602 N. College Avenue. The Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Emmanuel MBC , 4958 Ribble Road. The family hour will be at 10am and the funeral service will be at 11am. Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
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