Betty Jean Goodwin                    Senior Pastor


My husband, Paul, and I came to Worcester First Church of the Nazarene, July of 2009. We love being a part of Worcester and the surrounding communities. This church is a fine church with a good direction and with God's purpose and plan in place.

We have been married since 1980. We have three adult children that are married and we are grandparents to the greatest grandkids....ever! We also have a foster son who came to our home from Thailand in 2012.

My journey in the pastorate began in 1998 in Upstate NY and I was ordained in 2001. My education is from John Wesley College (BA in Early Childhood Ed.), Nazarene Bible College (BA in Biblical Studies) and Eastern Nazarene College (MS in Marriage and Family Therapy).  I love being a pastor... My favorite part is knowing & learning more of God and watching Him at work in transforming people's lives...and mine.  

A few of my favorites:
People: My husband, Paul, and our family
Hobbies: gardening, bird feeding, walking, sewing, and home.

TV/movies: mysteries, westerns, history, comedy
Music: piano, contemporary Christian
Place to live: in the country