Phil Goss is the lead pastor of Faith Assembly. Beginning in 1988, Pastor Goss has led Faith as it has grown from a small congregation on the south side of Bayshore Road to a vibrant community of faith, with campuses on both sides of Bayshore Road and an impact that reaches around the world. We are known for a culture that warmly invites everyone to experience freedom and restoration in Jesus Christ.
Pastor Goss has a heart for making Jesus known all around the world, and actively supports our missionaries and missions partners in making that happen. He is a member of the Asia Pacific Board of Regents, a board member for Crossroads Alliance, and is a member of various missions-minded agencies.
A life message of healing and hope in Christ was shaped in part by a near-fatal car accident Phil experienced as a young pastor in Missouri. Left in a hospital room to die from severe trauma, he experienced the grace of God and restorative work of the Holy Spirit. Like Jacob, a man in the Bible who wrestled with God, Phil’s encounter with God left him with a limp, but also a new perspective of God’s purpose.
Phil and his wife Naomi live in Cape Coral. They have five children and many grandchildren.