Pastor Goins was born in Monroe, Michigan and attended Monroe High School. He is a graduate of Frankfort Pilgrim College and attended there for his post graduate work as well.
Rev. Goins pastored in Sheboygan, Wisconsin for six years building a church there. He served thirteen years as a pastor in Alexandria, Louisiana; and has served at Asbury since 1976. He has also served Congregational Methodist Denomination as Vice Chairman of the Mississippi Annual Conference.
Pastor Goins was the proud husband of over 50 years to his wife Violet Goins. They have four boys: Terry, Ken, Kevin, and John, and a number of grandchildren too..