Pastor John W. Godfrey Jr. was privileged to be born into a pastor’s home. He accepted the Lord as his Savior at the age of five. He attended and graduated from Great Hope Baptist School in Chesapeake, Virginia. After high school, Brother Godfrey attended Ambassador Baptist College where he received a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Pastoral Studies. After his junior year of college, he married Kristin, his childhood sweetheart. He then began working full-time at Ambassador Baptist College as the Men’s Dormitory Supervisor. After three years, God moved the Godfrey family to Chesapeake, Virginia where Brother Godfrey became a staff member of Great Hope Baptist Church and School with the goal of getting some local church experience before pastoring. After six months, God opened the door for Brother Godfrey to begin serving as the Youth Pastor of Great Hope Baptist Church. He had the privilege of working for his father, Pastor John W. Godfrey Sr., for the next five and half years. During the six years that Pastor Godfrey was in Chesapeake, he attended Tabernacle Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with a Master of Religious Education degree. God has blessed the Godfrey family with six wonderful boys. On November 13, 2011 Brother Godfrey accepted the pastorate of Immanuel Baptist Church in Clifton Forge, Virginia, and it is his desire to have a ministry founded on Biblical preaching and focused on building families.