Jeff Goss Ministries - Our History
To understand the history of the ministry, it is best to first know the history of the man. Jeff Goss was born in 1961 and he did not hear the Gospel message until he was about 13 years old at a Christian football camp at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. He asked Jesus into his heart at that time but did not follow Him very closely or make Him Lord of his life until he was 19 years old.
In his own words he shares about the encounter that he had with God in the basement of a friend's home in Dodge City, Kansas.
The Bible says that the way of the transgressor is hard and because of my sins (drugs, alcohol and immorality) as a college sophomore my way was full of oppression. On March 28th, 1981 I hit my knees and was crying out to the Lord for help and then it happened. It's hard to describe exactly what it was that happened but the Holy Spirit came upon me in a mighty, powerful, overwhelming way. I felt the chains of sin and bondage come off of me. I went from extreme turmoil and torment to extreme peace and joy in one instant. It felt like a thousand pounds of weight come off of me and I felt clean, light and forgiven. The blinders came off my spiritual eyes and it was like a light came on inside me. All of a sudden I could see that I was a sinner, that sin was bad and that God was good. I thought to myself, "Why didn't I give my heart to God sooner, because this is so awesome". I went to a beer party that night and tried to drink a cup of beer but I couldn't drink it. I broke up with my girlfriend that same day and I surrendered my life completely to the Lord.
In the summer of 1982 his evangelistic ministry began by being part of a group from his home church in Great Bend, Kansas that would drive to small towns in the area and go door-to-door sharing the gospel. He had a hunger to know God better and believed He had a call on his life so he enrolled in Marilyn Hickey's Bible College that fall. While there he did a lot of street ministry and was even the assistant leader and eventually became the leader of the singles' evangelism program at Pastor Wallace and Marilyn Hickey's Church in Denver (called Happy Church at the time). He graduated in 1984 and has been involved with ministry ever since then.
He helped pioneer and was associate pastor of a church in Topeka, Kansas. He was a missionary to Mexico and to the Navajo Reservation. While living in Kansas City he pioneered and pastored an inner city church and worked as a night manager and security guard for a homeless shelter. In the fall of 1998 he moved back to Great Bend and was the youth pastor and associate pastor of a church and pastored another church in LaCrosse, Kansas. He is now in the St. Louis, Missouri area and, along with operating Jeff Goss Ministries, he works as a security officer for the St. Louis Dream Center (an inner-city church founded by Dave and Joyce Meyer) where he and his family are also members. (Jeff and Julie were married in 1989 and are the proud parents of three great kids.)
Jeff and Julie and their family attend and are members of the St. Louis Dream Center, founded by Dave and Joyce Meyer and pastored by Jeff and Jami Allensworth. Jeff Goss Ministries operates under Victory World Outreach Church, Inc. out of the Washington D.C. area which is pastored by Jeff Wright. They are also ordained through Victory World Outreach Church, Inc.