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And he gave some, apostles: and some, prophets: and some, evangelist: and some pastors and teachers; (12) For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12

Fred D. Gooden III is the Senior Pastor of the Divine Influence International Worship Ministry; One of the fastest growing inner-city ministries in the beautiful city of Jacksonville, FL. As a Pastor he readily equips his sons and daughters for ministry as the Apostle Paul did in the early church. He specializes in training and equipping the saints to be vessels of honor in the body of Christ for the “End Time Harvest”. He is an Apostolic Pastor, operating in the gifts of the spirit, characteristics and prophetic voice of God; working miracles, ministering and activating or imparting the seer seed, as people are being filled with the Spirit of God.

Pastor Gooden is a native of Jacksonville, FL and is the husband of one wife for 18 years; she is his partner in life and ministry. One Lady Sabina Gooden is anointed to preach in her own right and serves humbly at her husband’s side; Raising a family both natural and spiritual, in the home and the house of God. God is using this dynamic pair to teach longevity in marriage, family, and unity.

Fred Gooden has graduated through the ranks of serving in various positions through his Christian experience. Several men and women of God greatly impacted his life and charged him to go forth and fulfill the calling of God on his life. After 12 years of ministry, Pastor Gooden submitted to the Apostolic office. He has a remarkable testimony of being delivered from a life of violence and drugs. God has given him a genuine ministry of love and passion for street evangelism; to see lost souls receive salvation, deliverance, restoration and mentored. Many ex-offenders, who lived a life of crime, have been reformed through his personal testimony. Divine Influence is a haven for the youth; it is a thriving church filled with young lives, thirsty and passionate for God. To the glory of God Apostle Gooden’s ministry is a breeding ground for youthful believers to learn and grow.

In August of 2014 Apostle Gooden received his Doctorate of Divinity from St. Thomas Christian University..
Dr. Gooden serves as Chief Apostle and Presiding Prelate of “The Sons of Issachar Covenant Fellowship” and it’s centered on uniting pastors, and called Men and Women of God who have accepted the call and understand the “end time” as David did to take the throne and establish the Kingdom of God on earth.

This prophet of God takes the work of God serious and is infectiously committed to taking the gospel global to the streets, islands and coast to coast by radio, cd and prophetic explosions conferences that’s coming to a city near you. He is an end-time “Son of Thunder” and a prophetic voice to the nations.

Exodus 9:16 But for this have I let you live, that I might show you My power, and that my name, may be declared throughout all the earth.