Originally from Bordentown, New Jersey, Bill Goodrich moved to San Diego, California to complete a four-year tour in the Navy. There he met and married Violet Hartman in March of 1974. They have three children, Jeremy, Kirsten, and Brett, along with six grandchildren, and have lived in the Indianapolis area since 1986.
Bill accepted the Lord in June of 1975 in California and began full-time Christian ministry in January 1977 with a Christian house ministry called “The Lord’s Place”, where people were provided a place to live in a Christian environment. In August 1977, he accepted a staff position with Horizon Christian Fellowship of San Diego as assistant Pastor to Mike MacIntosh. Bill served under Mike for the next 9 years until he felt called to move to Indianapolis, Indiana.
Bill has been the Senior Pastor of Horizon Christian Fellowship of Indianapolis since it started in July 1988 beginning with a Bible study in Bill and Vi’s living room. Under Bill’s supervision, God has also started Horizon Christian School, a summer camp program, a two-year full-time Calvary Chapel Bible College extension and planted over 20 churches locally and worldwide.