Meet David Goins
Born and Raised
in Alton, IL
Graduated from Alton Senior High School, Class of 1978.
Graduated from the University of the Ozarks with a Bachelor’s Degree in English education, Class of 1983.
Married Sheila Goins, June 16, 1984.
They adore their 3 adult children and take great delight in their 11 grandchildren.
David enjoys all sports.
Retired Alton Police Sergeant.
He currently works as a Security Officer for BJC.
FaithCurrent Pastor of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Alton, IL.
Rev. Sheila E. Goins
Rev. Sheila Goins is no stranger to the Riverbend community. She was born and raised in Alton, IL, and is a graduate of Alton High School Class of 1983.
She married her sweetheart, David A. Goins in 1984. They have 3 adult children and 11 beautiful grandchildren.
Rev. Sheila has been employed within the banking industry for more than 30 years, and she continues to thrive in the banking industry. She currently is the Branch Manager for Midwest Members Credit Union in Wood River, IL. Sheila is the first African American woman to be hired as a Branch Manager of a financial institution within the Riverbend area.
Sheila was ordained a Reverend for Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in 2008 and works in ministry alongside her husband.
She is a psalmist and has a great passion for motivational speaking. Her calling to motivate audiences has presented her with numerous speaking engagements locally and across the seas.
Sheila has been recognized for organizing one of the first interracial and interdenominational community choirs in the Alton/Godfrey Riverbend area. The name of the choir is the Riverbend Community Gospel Choir. Rev. Goins has presided as this choir’s President for 20 years. In 2017, she led the choir to record their first gospel CD.
Rev. Goins clearly understands the importance of being involved in her community. She has previously served on the board of directors for the Alton Park & Recreation, Foundations Board for St. Anthony’s hospital in Alton, Il, she served as the Board Chair for a non-for-profit crisis pregnancy resource organization called, Arms of Love, known currently as Options Now. In addition, she proudly served as an Ambassador of the Riverbend Growth Association and was named Ambassador of the year for 2012 and in 2013.
Sheila is currently one of the newest board members for Alton Memorial Hospital BJC in Alton, Il. She currently serves as a member of the James Killion Park Beautification and Enhancement Committee and she is a member of Wood River, Phillips 66 Caps Committee.
Rev. Sheila’s many community involvements have awarded her numerous accolades and unwavering respect within her community.
Rev. Sheila Goins continuously aspires to be progressive and effective within her community. She has embraced a vision to always serve with purpose and joy. Her pride and joy lie with supporting her husband, delighting in her grandchildren, and staying healthy and fit.