About Stephen

Stephen Goode aka “Police 2 Pastor” serves as Pastor of Biblical Counseling at Northside Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Trinity Bible College and Theological Seminary with a B.A. & M.A. in Biblical Counseling and is the President of the Dr. Robert J. Goode Institute of Online Biblical Studies. Steve is the host of The Biblical Counseling Moment aired on the radio and iTunes Podcast. Fans downloaded the episodes more than 500,000 since 2011. He is also a gifted independent videographer and producer.


He served eleven years in North Carolina as a sworn police officer for the Greensboro Police Department where he has extensive experience working closely with families in crisis. Steve has been interviewed on Discovery ID in a recently aired true crime series called The Devil You Know (Make Believe Media Inc.). He is regularly called upon as a subject matter expert by the media. He has even served as an IT manager for a Fortune 500 company where he managed personnel in seven states. Stephen and his wife April have been married for 17 years and they have two children. Stephen started the “No Perfect Marriages Allowed” dinner evening format which allows churches to host a fun and humor filled couples evening designed to give couples some new tools and ideas in their marriage from a biblical perspective. Stephen’s police background and stories have heavily influenced this endeavor.