Goodsprings Full Gospel Church is an independent, Spirit-filled church with a hunger for God and a heart for people. Established in 1944, we are celebrating our 74th year of ministry. We want to extend a personal invitation to you to come worship with us. You will feel welcome, loved, and experience the freedom and power of the Holy Spirit.

Our vision is to maintain a place of vibrant worship, to provide an atmosphere of Christian unity and fellowship, to teach & preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to disciple believers in the knowledge of the Scripture and in the Christian lifestyle, to evangelize the lost in our community and beyond, and to support foreign missions.

Service Schedule:

Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship - 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship - 6 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study - 7 p.m.

Church Location:
11225 Highway 269
Parrish, Alabama 35580

Mailing Address:
Goodsprings Full Gospel Church
P.O. Box 3161
Jasper, Alabama 35502
(205) 686-9210

E-Mail: info@goodspringsfgc.com


Order Pastor Ben's 4 book bundle for $25 plus shipping at our online store.

Book 1: God's Strategy For Tragedy: A Documented Modern-day Miracle Read this remarkable account of how Ben was struck by a car as a child and lost 3 inches of bone in his leg which God restored by a creative miracle.
 

Book 2: A Practical Pattern For Prayer: Prayer Moves The Hand That Moves The World
Prayer is the key to the heart of God that unlocks all the resources of heaven.
This book will help you rediscover the power of prayer and reignite your passion for praying.


Book 3: The Redemption Files: True Tales of Turned Around Lives God is a master at
briging good out of bad. This book covers fourteen Bible characters whose lives were
dramatically turned around by the power of redemption.


Book 4: A Pilgrim's Perspective: Points To Ponder Along Your Path Life is a journey and earth is not our destination. This book shows the temporary nature of earthly things and the permanent nature of heavenly things. It deals with various issues we encounter and attitudes we should cultivate along our pathway so we won’t get so entangled in trivial pursuits that impede our spiritual progress.

 

Watch Ben's interview with Sid Roth on It's Supernatural online!

This interview aired on the following networks: Daystar, Cornerstone, NRB, Sky Angel, The Church Channel,
Miracle Network, God TV, Faith, GLC, Inspiration and many other cable outlets.
(DVD copies are available at our online store.)


Watch our weekly telecast The Word Workshop

If you live in the Jasper, Alabama, area or in Walker, Winston, Fayette, Cullman, or Jefferson Counties, you can view our telecast on Jasper's new digital TV 16-1 or on Charter Cable channel 10. If you live outside the viewing area, you can watch via live stream at TV16hd.com. The broadcast airs on Mondays @ 9 p.m. and Tuesdays @ 12 (noon). Our show features Gospel music and Pastor Ben's Sunday messages.


Pastor Ben & Michelle Godwin


Victory Even in Your Valleys

By Pastor Ben Godwin

Life is full of peaks and valleys, ups and downs, highs and lows. While we’d love to live on the mountaintop all the time, that’s not reality. You will face some dark valleys in life, so don’t be surprised or despair. We all experience disappointments, failure, betrayal, conflict, broken relationships, financial stress and the loss of loved ones. That’s not negativism—that’s realism! We all deal with negative thoughts and emotions, but we must keep walking by faith, not by our feelings. Emotions fluctuate like a Yo-Yo, but our devotion must remain constant.

Jesus never promised trouble-free living. In fact, He predicted the opposite (Jn. 16:33). In this fallen world, bad things happen to good people and sometimes the righteous suffer and the wicked prosper (Mt. 5:45). Life is not always fair or fun, but God is still faithful. Valleys are spiritually symbolic of trials and tribulations. Peter reminded us, “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings” (1 Pt. 4:12-13a, NKJV).

Valleys are low places. Occasionally, we get down emotionally and even spiritually, but don’t stay down. Solomon wrote of Jesus, “I am . . . the lily of the valleys (Song. 2:1). Notice it’s plural. We can make it through every valley we face knowing He is with us. The ancient Syrians miscalculated—“Thus says the Lord: ‘Because the Syrians have said, “The Lord is God of the hills, but He is not God of the valleys,” therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the Lord’” (1 Kgs. 20:28). God helped Israel defeat Syria just to prove that He was with them on the mountains and in their valleys too. Consider eight significant valleys in Scripture.

1. The Valley of Baca: “Blessed is the man . . . who passing through the valley of Baca make[s] it a well” (Ps. 84:5-6, KJV). Baca means “weeping” or “sorrow.” We can’t fully experience God’s comfort until we first deal with grief. When David’s city, Ziklag, was burned and he and his men’s wives and children were captured, they wept until they couldn’t weep anymore. Then they blamed him and wanted to stone him. “But David encouraged himself in the Lord” (1 Sam. 30:6), and they pursued after the enemy and recovered everything they lost. The figurative valley of Baca became a well of blessing! 

2. The Valley of Elah: This valley, meaning “oak,” is where David fought Goliath (1 Sam. 17:2-10). After being anointed by Samuel, chosen by God as king and playing his harp in the royal court, David faced his fiercest foe in this deadly valley. David stood strong and tall like an oak tree and God turned his biggest battle into his greatest victory!

3. The Valley of the Shadow of Death: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me” (Ps. 23:4). Other versions render it “the darkest valley.” The Psalmist encountered many dark valleys when King Saul tried to kill him, gave his wife (Michal) to another man and chased him as a fugitive for years. God kept David through all the perils and lonely nights of hiding in caves. All along, he was training for reigning. As the song suggests, “Hidden valleys turn shepherds into kings.”

4. The Valley of Berachah: This was the site where Jehoshaphat defeated the Moabites and Ammonites. He placed the singers and musicians in front of the army and, while they worshipped, God ambushed the enemy. Before the conflict, Jahaziel prophesied, “The battle is not yours, but God’s . . . You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord” (2 Chr. 20:15b, 17a). They named this valley “Berachah” (or “blessing”) because it took three days to collect all the spoils of war (2 Chr. 20:25-26). God turned their biggest battle into their biggest blessing!

5. The Valley Full of Ditches: When Israel and Judah fought against the Moabites, they traveled through the desert and couldn’t find any water for seven days. Facing dehydration and certain death, Jehoshaphat called on the prophet Elisha who told them to dig ditches throughout the valley. God supernaturally filled the ditches with water, gave them victory over the Moabites and turned their shortage into a surplus overnight (2 Kgs. 3:16-24).   

6. The Valley of Hinnom: Hinnom was an ancient site of Baal worship and pagan human sacrifice (2 Chr. 28:1-4; 33:6-9). The Greek term Gehenna means “the vale of Hinnom.” In Jesus’ time, it was the garbage dump of Jerusalem where trash was burned, and corpses of animals and criminals were discarded. “Gehenna” is translated “hell” twelve times in the New Testament. Jesus used this analogy in His preaching (Mt. 5:22, 29-30; 10:28). While hell is a literal place, we often use the term figuratively to express going through hellish situations. Winston Churchill said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” If you’re facing hell on earth, call on the One who can bring heaven down into your situation.

7. The Valley of Dry Bones: God gave Ezekiel (chapter 37) a vivid vision of a mass graveyard of scattered skeletons. Suddenly, the bones reconnected, sinew and skin covered them, and the corpses resurrected as an “exceeding great army.” This army represented “the whole house of Israel” and how spiritual revival would come. This speaks of how God can bring life out of death. Just as the Holy Spirit raised Jesus from the grave, He can breathe new life into our dead circumstances. 

8. The Valley of Jehoshaphat: Jehoshaphat means “the Lord is Judge.” God, not man, has the final verdict in our lives. This valley is also called “the valley of decision” (Jl. 3:2, 12-14). Sometimes decisions can be difficult and stressful, but God can bring peace and clear direction to our decision-making. Our destiny is not a matter of chance, but a matter of choice.    

So, if you find yourself in a low place, remember the “Lily of Valleys” is with you and He will give you victory even in your valleys.

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His Anointed Drama Team performing



Michelle Godwin singing "Resurrection Morn."



His Anointed Too Drama Team performing "Lead Me To The Cross."


Pastor Ben preaching