Ernie Godshall

Ernie Godshall BioBACKGROUND: 

God called me to Himself in 1972 and took my wife and me to Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, NY. My educational background is a B.A. in History from Bob Jones University, an M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Westminster Theological Seminary West. God used each of these institutions to grow my knowledge of the Word and my usefulness in ministry.

I am thankful to our God for allowing me to preach God's Word to God’s people here at Faith Bible Church from its beginning back in 1992. I delight to see God bring people to our church, young and old, who hunger for His Word and want their lives to count for Christ. I am privileged to work with a godly board of elders submitted to Christ's Lordship and the sufficiency of His Word. In addition to enjoying the ministry of the Word, I enjoy landscaping, taking walks, cheering for the Phillies and the Eagles, and spending time with our grandchildren.


I love books, especially books that help me grow and give me an exalted view of God and His Word. Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands by Paul Tripp, Spiritual Depression by Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Body of Divinity by Thomas Watson are just a few of a plethora of books I have read with great profit. I have spent many hours learning from godly leaders like Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Jay Adams, John MacArthur, John Whitcomb, and Al Mohler. I thank God for these men because of their commitment to the Word of God and humility in leadership. I was a history major in college and still love to spend time reading in church history, the history of the United States, World War II, and especially biographies. 


Galatians 2:20 and 6:14 have been helpful verses for me to keep a clarity check on the gospel. I memorized Psalms 145, 34, and 63 many years ago and still profit greatly by meditating on these rich portions of God's Word, turning them into prayer. Often I will begin a prayer time with Psalm 145:1 "I will extol You, my God O King, and I will bless your name forever and ever."