Rev. Etoria Goggins, Pastor

We greet you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are so glad that you stopped by the church web site. At First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Manassas (FAME), the Word is preached with power and the Holy Spirit empowers us to come together in a spirit of unity, ready to work and willing to serve. We are excited to lead FAME to new levels of spiritual growth and maturity, by sound biblical teaching, preaching, prayer and spiritual impartation.

As a result, we KNOW that souls will be saved, lives will be changed, relationships will be restored and the community will be empowered by the power that works in us.

As you explore our website, we pray that the Lord will encourage you to come and visit the GREAT congregation at FAME. The Church Family is warm and inviting. We promise that you will feel right at home. The blessed people of FAME count it a privilege and a joy to serve you under the power of the Holy Spirit.

We are excited that you dropped by our website today and we want you to consider serving in ministry with us. So with sincere hearts we invite you to come and experience the move of the Holy Spirit. We are believing God for the manifestation of His power and presence in our worship and service for Him.

We thank you for stopping by and hope to see you next Sunday. We promise that your life will never be the same. We pray God’s richest blessings on you and your family.

In His Service and Ministry,

Rev. Dr. Etoria V. Goggins, Pastor

Rev. Dr. Etoria V. Goggins' Bio

Rev. Dr. Etoria V. Goggins is an ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  She is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and a Master of Divinity from the Howard University School of Divinity, Washington, D.C. She has also studied at Wesley Theological Seminary. Rev. Dr. Etoria V. Goggins was employed with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C.  She was formerly employed with the Prince George’s County Public School System.

On Friday, April 22, 2016, Rev. Goggins was appointed Pastor of First AME Church (Manassas), Virginia.  She served eleven years as Pastor of Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Odenton, Maryland. Within the first year of her appointment to Mt. Zion in 2005, God blessed them to move into a new church facility located in Severn, Maryland.  She served under the leadership of her spiritual father, the late Rev. Dr. William Robert Porter at Hemingway Memorial A.M.E. Church (District Heights, Maryland) where she served as Minister of Outreach and Evangelism Ministry, Coordinator for the Praise and Worship Ministry and facilitator for the Adult Bible Study. Additionally, she has served in a variety of leadership positions within the church.

Rev. Dr. Etoria V. Goggins has served as the “Women in Ministry” Caucus Leader for the Capital District in the Washington Conference.  She currently serves as the Recording Secretary for the Washington Annual Conference and served as President of the AME Ministerial Alliance of Washington D.C. and Vicinity (2013-2015). Additionally, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Collective Empowerment Group.  Rev. Dr. Etoria V. Goggins is a member of the Baltimore Regional Initiative for Genuine Equity (BRIDGE), the North Anne Arundel County Christian Clergy and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

God has anointed her with the ability to both preach and teach the Word of God with clarity and understanding. She has traveled throughout the country and abroad preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Rev. Dr. Etoria V. Goggins has also served as a volunteer hospital chaplain at Howard University Hospital.

Her life and ministry can be summarized with the following passage of Scripture:  “God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that you can think or ask according to the power that works IN you.” (Ephesians 3:20)