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Pastor Johnny Godair


First Pentecostal Church, Durham, NC, Rev. Johnny GodairJohnny Godair has served in apostolic ministry for over 55 years.  His vast ministerial experience includes roles as an evangelist, pastor, church planter, mentor, and organizational executive.

He received the Holy Ghost and was baptized at age 15.  Shortly after graduating high school he began evangelizing full-time. Pastor Godair’s heart, however, has always been dedicated to Home Missions. As a single young man, he founded a church in Malden, Missouri, starting with zero members. A year later he married the former Mickey Sue Kerr.  Being led of the Lord to start a home Missions church in Durham, NC, the Godairs resigned the pastorate in Malden, MO in 1973 when the average attendance was 310 for Sunday School.  Bishop Godair has been the founder of every church he has pastored.

Aside from his pastoral duties Bishop Godair is a nationally renowned conference and camp meeting speaker and is considered an apostolic mentor to many pastors across America and around the world.  His effective leadership, passionate preaching, and godly lifestyle have left an indelible mark on both ministry and laity for a powerful impact for generations to come.

In 2008 he was assigned the responsibility of Chairman of the Worldwide Pentecostal Fellowship headquartered in Tulsa, OK.  He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the WPF.   The church continues to experience tremendous growth under his leadership.