Pastor & Wife

Pastor & Wife

Dr. Joseph L. Gueste is the organizing pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Moreno Valley.  Pastor Gueste was born October 21, 1950 in Senatobia, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Austin High School in Chicago, Illinois.  He served his country in Vietnam as a United States Marine.  Pastor Gueste is married to Dr. Verdean Gueste and they have six children, 13 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Pastor Gueste is a graduate of the University of La Verne with a Bachelor of Science degree.  He has also received the degrees of M.Div., M.R.E., and D.Min from Seminary/Bible College.

Pastor Gueste has twenty years work experience in the aerospace industry. He was licensed into the ministry in July of 1978 by the Friendship Baptist Church in Yorba Linda, CA.  He was ordained in July of 1984.  His ordination was recognized by the American Baptist Churches PSW in February of 1985.

Pastor Gueste is presently or has served in capacities such as:  Board of Directors for Green Lakes Conference Center, National Board of Church Planning for ABCUSA, Church Planning Associate for ABSPSW, Church Resource Minister for Transformation Ministries, Transformation Ministries Black Caucus, Riverside County Sheriff’s Chaplain’s Corps, and Moreno Valley Hospital Chaplain’s Corp.


Min. Verdean Gueste, First Lady of Trinity Baptist Church was born April 25, 1955 in Helena, AR.  She is a graduate of Mansfield High School in Mansfield, OH.  She has received the degrees of B.TH, M.R.E, and D.Min. from Seminary/Bible College.

Min. Verdean Gueste has many years of work experience in security and retail.  She was licensed into the ministry in March of 2004.  She is the Director of the Women’s Ministry, a bible study teacher, and a member of the Praise/Worship Team.

Min. Verdean Gueste is presently or has served in capacities such as: member of the Board of Directors for Transformation Ministries, Secretary for the Board’s Executive Committee, and the Assistant Director for Transformation Ministries Black Caucus.

Together, Pastor and Min. Gueste, make an awesome team for the ministry of Trinity Baptist Church.