Joshua Goodling: Terminal Cancer Survivor, Speaker, Author


At a very young age, Joshua knew God had brought him through many trials already in order for him to be an inspiration and encouragement to others. While only in the fifth grade, his family lived in the basement of an old church. Joshua would go out on Saturday mornings and invite people to come to the church that evening and hear him speak. Many people would laugh and make fun of him, or tell him to stop bothering people. However, on the biggest night, 75 people came out to hear him there. He's been speaking in churches all over the United States ever since then.

He graduated with a degree in Theology from a Christian college in 1988 and traveled as an evangelist. From 1991 to 1993, he was on the staff of a Christian camp and conference center, where he would frequently speak to campers and retreat attendees. In 1998, he co-founded and co-pastored a small church in Tennessee for two years. He has written 3 books, many articles, and countless daily devotional emails about living the Christian life and following Jesus Christ.

God has graciously used his testimony and messages to be a source of inspiration and encouragement to many people. He has impacted lives all over the United States and around the world.


“It was our blessing and pleasure to have you speak and I pray that God opens many doors for you so that others will be blessed, their lives changed and His name be glorified“

“Joshua you have a truly remarkable testimony. God has granted you a special gift. Your reference to your "small-size" is only material on earth. In heaven you are a giant. God Bless you.“

“The physical difficulties that were placed in Joshua's life have definitely been used to God's glory. He doesn't see them as obstacles, but rather as tools for sharing his faith. His story has impacted people around the world. Josh realized a long time ago that he wasn't put here on earth for Josh's benefit, but for God's. That's why we're all here – just very few people realize it and do something about it.“

“I found testimony to be a deeply, real, inspirational, very truthful, powerful, message of the Lord!“

“Great message of love. Your hand is dipped in the positive love for the Creator by sharing your talent and strength. I regained my ground with a new and positive outlook when I heard it. It is refreshing to my spirit and I thank you for it. God be praised and bless you for your self-less acts of love.“

“Joshua, thank you for speaking to our youth group! Even several weeks later, our young people are still talking about you and your speech.“

“Thank you Joshua for your part in speaking to our youth club. One young girl was absolutely captivated by your testimony and the Holy Spirit used it in her life resulting in her personal salvation.“


I believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, which contains all the information we need to find Jesus Christ as our Savior and to live a genuine Christian life in this world.

I believe there is only one true God, eternally existent in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).

I believe Jesus Christ is the true Son of God, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and that He died on the cross of Calvary in order to pay the penalty for man's sin.

I believe Jesus rose again on the third day, and that He will return again some day to call those who believe in Him as Lord and Savior to Heaven.

I believe all men are sinners, that there is a penalty that must be paid for sin, and that penalty is hell.

I believe true salvation through faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to escape that penalty.

I believe that all Christians are to seek to live a life separated from the world, seeking first the Kingdom of God in complete faith and trust in Jesus Christ, while seeking to love others and make a difference in this world.

I believe that one day we will all stand before God and give an account of the way we have lived, and what we have done with the blessings He has given to us.

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