Dr. Mario Bacote Goods
Mario Bacote was born in Newport News Virginia. Her family moved to Elizabeth New Jersey
when she was nine years old. Later the family moved to Newark New Jersey where she resided
there for over thirty-five years. She attended Central High School and was Married after High
School to her former Husband Don L. Goods for 14 years who had a military career in the Navy
and Army. She has two married daughters from that marriage, and two grandchildren.
Later she attended Essex County Vocational School and graduated as a medical Assistant,
Mario pursued studies at Essex County College and graduated with an Associate Degree in
Social Science. She continued her education at Rutgers University- Newark where she received
her bachelor’s degree in Sociology She worked a Substitute teacher for Newark, East Orange and
Irvington School system teaching from elementary Education to High School, for eleven years,
and worked in various community social service positions.
Social Service Coordinator, for Head Start Program in Newark.
Social Worker and Site Manager for the Head Start Preschool Program at the Plainfield
South Second street Youth Center for Seven years.
Social Worker for Head Start Program. Concerned Parents in Paterson
Program manager For Community Health Initiatives, at Urban League of Union County.
She was a Community Advocate and workshop presenter for:
Educator for Reproduction Health and Pregnancy Prevention.
Workshop presenter for community Social Issues for teens and adults.
Certified Parenting Skills Coordinator
Summer Youth Employment Counselor
Health Fair Organizer for Community Events, and fund Raiser Events.
She went back to school at Rutgers University Newark, Graduate School where she got her
Master’s Degree in Public Affairs and Public Administration.
Mario has been a missionary assistant with her grandmother in Virginia ever since she was six
years old, when her grandmother did monthly missionary work and preaching in a country
church in Richmond Virginia.
When the family relocated to New Jersey as teen and young adult, she also assisted her other
Grandmother in Street Evangelism giving out the Message Magazines gospel of Jesus in the
seventh Day Adventist Church.
Minister Mario loves the Lord enjoy teaching, preaching, a strong advocate in Prayer, believing
that prayer changes things. She has heat of compassion for the Chaplain Ministry.
God called Mario to do professional Ministry in 1996, she began her Biblical education at
Abundant Life Christian Institution located in Newark, NJ where she received a Master’s Degree
in Christian Education, and an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Theology 1997. She was graduated
Valedictorian of her class in 1997. She received her Evangelist license from the Rose of Sharon
Community Church by Rev. Ball in Plainfield in 2001 and Received Ministerial license for the
Baptist Church in 2008 in Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Evans. She has been preaching the
gospel throughout Essex County Union County for over twenty years. She has participated in
Women’s Retreat as workshop Presenter, and Keynote speaker at Women’s Church Events. God
called her into the Chaplain Ministry in 199. Where to has been a voluntary chaplain in various
Hospitals: University Medical Center in Newark, St. Michael Medical Center in Newark, she has
evangelized and did sermonettes in many Nursing homes in the community.
She always updated her knowledge in of the Bible, she did Biblical courses at New Brunswick
Theological Seminary in New Brunswick, New Jersey 2007, and currently is taking Biblical
courses in Regent University, Master of Divinity Program. She was Chaplain for National
Counselor for Negro Women for three years, and Breast Cancer Coordinator, where she
collaborated with doctors and community Nurses to organize Workshops for Women’s Breast
She is the Author of Jesus Is Lord – the Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ, available on Amazon’s
.com and Barns and Nobles Book stores.
The Holy Spirit inspire her to preach the gospel wherever she goes.