Strat Goodhue was born and raised in Hawaii. He graduated from Kalaheo High School in Kailua, and went to college in Hawaii and California. He didn’t have any real goals in life, and believing that people evolved by random chance from primordial goo, he didn’t think life had meaning or purpose. His life was radically changed at the age of 30, when he entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Strat sold his high-rise window cleaning business and spent 9 months in the South Pacific nation of Tonga as a missionary. He returned to Hawaii where he was eventually ordained and served as the associate pastor of Calvary Chapel Windward for five years. He’s been happily married to Doreen (also from Kailua, Hawaii) for 20 years. Strat and Doreen served on staff of Gospel for Asia, a missionary organization, in their U.S. office in Texas for 10 years. Strat served as the coordinator of the Church Relations Department and spoke in churches across the U.S. about the need for the Gospel in unreached areas of the world. The Goodhues currently serve with Serve India Ministries, a ministry that trains independent pastors in India and gives them a vision to plant churches in five villages during their five years of training. Serve India is now training more than 6,000 pastors who are working in more than 30,000 villages. Strat is the Executive US Director of Serve India (and Doreen assists him) and has written two books: How to Know the Will of God and The Place of Joy. Strat and Doreen currently live in Renton, Washington.