Ephesus Church Makes History
NEW ORLEANS – On Jan. 5, 2019, Harold Goodloe was installed as the 27th pastor of the Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church, the fourth oldest church in the denomination. It celebrated its 125th anniversary on June 2, 2017. Goodloe comes to Ephesus from the Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mobile, Ala. He has been in pastoral ministry since 1990, serving churches from the West Coast to the South. He and his wife, Deborah, have been married for 35 years. They have five children and eight grandchildren.
Goodloe plans to build on the foundation at Ephesus and expand and grow the church by enlisting, educating, empowering, engaging, encouraging and evaluating the members in ministry. “Friendship evangelism” will fuel the growth of ministries in the church and community and he seeks to increase discipleship. Goodloe wants to see people enjoy their Christian experience, thus producing a positive expression of Christianity to encourage others to know Christ.
By Davis Haywood