Jeff Golden

Jeff Golden is an ordained Minister, and a Licensed Social Worker. He received his Undergraduate Degree from Niagara University and his Master’s Degree from the SUNY Buffalo School of Social Work. He is Ordained with Cedar Lake Christian Church. He has been in ministry in one form or another for most of his adult life. He has held positions as an Associate Pastor, Pastoral Advisor. Jeff has also traveled some as an itinerant minister, and has previously held positions with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The 700 Club” as the Operation Blessing Coordinator for Western New Work. He also assisted in founding Sun Rays Ministries, before returning to school to complete his degrees. In addition to the ministry through the I Am A Friend Of God web site and connected ministry endeavors, Jeff “quietly” assists Pastors and Ministries in Crisis.

Jeff has held various practice positions throughout his career as a licensed social worker. He is currently serving the elderly as a social worker attached to a private insurance company. Jeff along with his close friend Dr. Larry Keefauver launched the I Am A Friend of God website in January of 2019, in concert with launching the I am a friend of God radio program which was heard on The Message For You 91.7 FM in Cartersville GA, serving the Atlanta GA, Piedmont Alabama and Chattanooga Tennessee areas. Jeff and Larry are currently developing new podcasts, as well as developing a coaching program to assist Christians young and old in addressing “The issues of Life” Their goal is to continue serving the body of Christ in any way, using their giftings and talents through any door the Lord  chooses to open for them.

In 2005 while Jeff was at his desk working on one of the various businesses he has owned, God spoke to him very clearly that he was to buy the domain name I am a Friend of God. Jeff went to his internet registrar and all three main domains were there. Jeff states; “I got distracted and was not immediately obedient. A week or so later I remembered and went back to buy the domains. One of them had been purchased and not by an organization you would think would want a domain with that name on it. I repented of my lack of obedience and I promised God if the domain ever became available I would buy it no matter what it cost. Over the years, I would check and it had either just been renewed or the renewal wasn’t up for a while. Then in March of 2017, on a Sunday morning I clearly heard God say ‘look for the domain now.’  Well I felt impressed to do a google search in place of going to my domain registrar. There it was up for auction on GoDaddy. I placed a bid. I won the bid and was able to purchase that remaining domain on that day. It was after I had that final domain that God began to speak to me of the ways he wanted me to use each of the domains. I knew that this was a calling, I knew that this was the process God wanted me to pursue. In 2019 I am a friend of God went on the Air at the Message FM in Cartersville GA. I invite you to share in our vision of helping people become a friend of God.”