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James W. Goll (born July 3, 1952) formerly known as Jim Goll, is the Director of Prayer Storm (founded 2009), Coordinator of Encounters Alliance, and author. He is the co-founder of Encounters Network. He is involved as an instructor at the Wagner Leadership Institute and is a member of the Harvest International Ministries apostolic team.
Goll is the author of numerous books including The Lifestyle of a Prophet (2013) Radical Faith (2011), Deliverance from Darkness (2010), Father Forgive Us! (1999), and Wasted on Jesus (2000). He has also authored several books on intercession and the prophetic: The Prophetic Intercessor Intercession: The Power and Passion to Shape History (2003), The Coming Israel Awakening (2009), The Lost Art of Intercession (1997), Kneeling on the Promises (1999), The Beginner's Guide to Hearing God (2004), The Seer: The Prophetic Power of Visions, Dreams, and Open Heavens (2004), Dream Language: The Prophetic Power of Dreams, Revelations, and the Spirit of Wisdom (2006), and Angelic Encounters (2007). He produced numerous "Study Guides" and hundreds of teaching tapes and CDs. Goll is also a contributing writer to Kairos Magazine and several other periodicals.
Goll earned his Doctorate in Practical Ministry from the Wagner Leadership Institute in Colorado Springs, CO. It was awarded by the Chancellor C. Peter Wagner at a special ceremony in May 2006.
James and his now deceased wife and co-founder of Encounters Network, Michal Ann, were married for over 32 years. James has four children from this marriage: Justin, GraceAnn, Tyler, and Rachel. James lives in Franklin, Tennessee.
Voice of God and 2012 Presidential Election
In October 2012, Goll described an experience that he had had in 2008, that which Goll termed hearing the Voice of God stating "“When the nation has been thrown a curve ball, I will have a man prepared who comes from the state of Michigan and he will have a big mitt capable of catching whatever is thrown his way.” In October 2012, Goll stated that he at that time finally understood that the voice had been God telling him that Mitt Romney would win the election. Goll later partially recanted that interpretation.