Bill Goans was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended UNC-Charlotte after graduating from Myers Park High School. Bill received Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord after his junior year in high school through the ministry of Young Life. He went on to be a Young Life leader throughout college and then went on staff with Young Life and served that organization for 25 years. He has a Masters in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and did Doctor of Ministry studies in preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Bill attended Grace Community Church since it began and taught adult Sunday School in the Lifelines class before becoming the Teaching Pastor in August of 2001. Bill is married to Joann and has two married children: a son, Daniel, married to Lauren, and a daughter, Rachel married to Chad.
Bill now serves as Senior Pastor at Grace Community Church which is committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ who live out the gospel crossing racial and economic lines.