Joshua Goodling

At the age of four, Joshua Goodling was diagnosed with a terminal cancer that would drastically change his life. The doctors said his chances of survival were zero, and gave him about one week to live. That was over 45 years ago, so it’s been a long week! After two bouts with the dreaded disease, the cancer was eventually gone, but it left him with partially paralyzed vocal chords, stunted growth, and other problems that he would deal with for the rest of his life. However, Joshua didn’t allow those circumstances to control him, and people all over the world, in all walks of life, have been challenged and inspired by his moving story of overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and then using his life to bring hope, happiness, and encouragement to others. Unlike many professional speakers who charge large fees to share their stories, Joshua doesn’t have any speaking fee. He simply wants to impact hearts and change lives. Your audience needs to hear the Joshua Goodling story!


“On behalf of Forsyth/Dawson FCA, I want to send you a heartfelt thank you for speaking at Piney Grove Middle School yesterday. I was absolutely mesmerized by your story. It was by far one of the most powerful messages I have ever heard.” One mom wrote to tell me that her son said that you were the most inspirational speaker he has ever heard and that he got more out of your message than he ever has at church or any other spiritual gathering.


“We had over three hundred and fifty eighth graders and two hundred plus third graders from a local elementary school in attendance. When you spoke I was amazed at how quiet the students became.” Your message not only resonated with our students but the teachers and staff as well. I can’t wait to have you come back and speak again to our whole student body.


“The School Nutrition Association of South Carolina was privileged to hear Joshua’s story at our 58th Annual Conference. He challenged and inspired us all by his life.” We shall never forget the lessons we learned from him and will be better servants for it. Please keep sharing your message, the world needs to hear it.

Since 2013 Joshua’s story has impacted over 25,000 youth. For FREE. That’s right… because, unlike many speakers, Joshua doesn’t charge a speaker fee.

If you would like to sponsor or support Joshua in reaching thousands of youth… then please consider a donation today!

Here’s how you can make a difference!

  • Mail a donation to Ken Turner Ministries, PO Box 1325, Dayton, TN 37321
    (Write in the memo that your gift is to support Joshua Goodling)
  • Donate online by clicking here.
  • Note: Your gift will be used to support Joshua Goodling’s efforts in reaching youth.
  • Ken Turner Ministries is a 501(c)(3) youth outreach and your donations are tax-deductible.

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