Meet Raymond Goodlett

What is your role at Redemption Hill?
Pastor at Holton Elementary, Family and Student Ministry Director
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What is your prayer / hope for Redemption Hill?
My prayer and hope for Redemption Hill is that, from its first day to its last, this church will be a place where the words of Scripture are proclaimed and received “not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God…” (1 Thessalonians 2:13). I pray also that we would be known as people who have “turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven” (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10), as we “learn to devote [ourselves] to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need…” (Titus 3:14).

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

“If you cannot afford to pay for something in full, leave it there in the store” (My Dad). I’m grateful that my Dad taught me, from an early age, to be content and to avoid debt.

What are your favorite books and movies?

Books: The Bible, Mere Christianity (CS Lewis), Systematic Theology (Wayne Grudem), The Trellis and the Vine (Tony Payne and Colin Marshall), The Tipping Point (Malcolm Gladwell), Generous Justice (Tim Keller), The Pursuit of God (AW Tozer).

Movies: The Jason Bourne Trilogy, Gladiator, The Incredibles, The Princess Bride, Invincible, the original Karate Kid, Pride and Prejudice.

What are you listening to these days?
The Bible on CD, The Briefing (by Al Mohler), American Family Talk Radio, ESPN Talk Radio.

What can you be caught doing on your day off?
Hanging out with my wife and kids somewhere in Richmond, or quietly reading my latest book on my Kindle app.

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?
My wife and I share a birthday (November 10)! And…In addition to soccer, I also played badminton at Howard University.

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