Rev. Tony Goins has accepted the assignment as pastor of Mountain View Pentecostal Holiness Church, located at 497 Hatcher’s Chapel Road, Claudville.
Goins said that his mission for the church is to make a local community and global impact with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
His vision is to make the church a healing center for the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the Body of Christ. He said that the church will be where people from all walks of life can meet God.
Rev. Goins was born and raised in the Flat Rock area of Surry County, N.C., and is a son of Thomas and the late Ruth Elizabeth Goins. He graduated from North Surry High School.
He and his wife Kim were married in 1979. They lived in Mount Airy, N.C., from 1979 until 2005, and raised two children: Angela Goins Resignalo (married to Joshua Resignalo) and the late Anthony Goins. They have three grandchildren and four other children in their extended family.
They had a singing ministry, The Goins Family, for 25 years. Rev. Goins retired as a captain from the Mount Airy Fire Department in 2000, and accepted his call to preach in 2001. He graduated from Vintage Bible College in 2005.
Kim Goins, a certified medical assistant since 1998, is employed at Triad Neurological Associates in Winston Salem, N.C.
In Mount Airy they attended the Mount Airy First Pentecostal Holiness Church, where they held many leadership roles. In 2001, they served as music ministers of Calvary Assembly of God, and later assisted in a church plant with The Church of the Living God, where Goins was ordained.
He also assisted in building the conference headquarters for The Church of The Living God in Pfafftown, N.C.
In 2005, Goins was ordained with the Cornerstone Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC). He has since served as pastor of Lenoir P.H. Church, Longtown P.H. Church in Hamptonville, N.C., and New Life Worship Center in Greensboro, N.C. They moved back to Mount Airy in May 2015.
“We are excited about what God is doing at Mountain View PH Church and we are looking for great things to happen,” Goins said. “Our ministry at Mountain View includes all ages. Our children’s ministry is growing. We have VBS plans in the making, along with other ministries to enhance our children’s ministry.
“Our teens and young adults are excited about God’s plan for our church. We have a wonderful senior program, and will be expanding the various ministries as time goes on. We also have great music which includes accompaniment by acoustical guitars, bass guitar, drums, piano, and lovely voices that sing God’s praises.”
Sunday school is held at 10 a.m. and morning worship begins at 11 a.m. (Children’s Church follows the singing.) Sunday night worship is at 6 p.m. and Wednesday night worship and youth classes begin at 7 p.m.
“This is a wonderful place to be,” Goins said. “We extend an invitation for whosoever will to come and worship and grow with us.”