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Pastor Jimmie Gooden was born in New Orleans, LA on November 18, 1969.  He is a 1987 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School of New Orleans.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and Computer Science from Dillard University of New Orleans in 1991, and he received his Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School of Lynchburg, VA. in 2011.  Pastor Jimmie is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity in Professional Ministries from Liberty.  

He was active in the church immediately after his baptism at the age of six.  He sang in the youth choir, and served as a junior deacon.  Pastor Jimmie continue serving God as a deacon, a member of the male chorus and Sunday School Superintendent. 

He was licensed to preach in June of 2007 and ordained on February 10, 2012. Pastor Jimmie answered the call from God and founded Purpose Life Christian Fellowship of Destrehan, LA in June of 2012.  He realized that so many people wake up each day with no purpose, and that God has a special assignment for him to spread the word of God to help those who are lost by putting them on the path to living a purpose life in Jesus Christ.

He continues his work in the commercial construction industry, but understands that there is nothing greater to build than the kingdom of God.  He was also very active in his community serving as a youth football and basketball coach in Destrehan, LA