Before starting Goalline, Rainey served as the Minister of Youth and Activities at the First Baptist Church in Thomasville, Georgia. He was also Minister of Youth at the First Baptist Church in Tupelo, Mississippi. In addition, Rainey has been involved in student ministry at Thomas University for the past eleven years.
John Rainey attended Brewton Parker College in 1972 and graduated from Georgia Southern College in 1975. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Masters of Religious Education.
Rainey is married to Carolyn, who joins him in this ministry.
John is joined this year by 7 student workers. Aubrey Izzo, Patrick Haley, Law Carter, Sierra Robinson, Kaleigh Premo, Anna Marie Augins and Niquie Mack.
Aubrey Izzo is a returning leadership member in her senior year studying Early Childhood Education. Patrick Haley is a new leadership worker playing varsity baseball and studying Accounting.
Law Carter is also a new leadership worker and is playing varsity baseball. Sierra Robinson is another returning leadership member who is an alumni of the Women's soccer team at Thomas University.
Kaleigh Premo is a four year leadership member who is also a Women's soccer alumni. She is entering into her final semester studying Business Management. Anna Marie is a returning leadership member studying Biology at Thomas University.
Nique Mack is a returning leadership member. She is in her final year studying Pre-PA Biology and was a former softball player at Thomas University.