Rev. Dr. Carolyn Smith Goings is a Dyersburg, Tennessee native and was ordained in 1982. In addition to pastoring, Dr. Goings has served as a chaplain in hospitals, prisons, hospice care, and on a college campus. Along with completing a Master of Divinity degree at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Rev. Goings earned two degrees from Goddard College: a Bachelor’s in English and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She completed a Ph.D. degree from Antioch University in Organizational Leadership with a focus on race relations. Carolyn has lived in thirteen of the forty-eight contiguous states. She has four adult children: Kathryn, John, Jennifer, and Will; five grandchildren, and an energetic German Shepherd puppy.

Dr. Goings is available by telephone at 731-325-1255. You may also reach her by going to the “Contact” page on this website and completing and submitting the form you will find there. You will receive a response within 24 hours.