Pastor Chineta Goodjoin

Pastor Chineta Goodjoin

Organizing Pastor


Rev. Chineta Goodjoin grew up in Gaffney, SC. At an early age, she was active in her church as a youth leader, liturgist and elder. She did not realize at the time that her call to ministry was being nurtured.

Rev. Goodjoin received a Master of Divinity degree from Johnson C. Smith Seminary of Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA. Upon graduating, Rev. Goodjoin received a call to serve as Associate Pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, CA. After two years of service at Knox, Rev. Goodjoin was invited to organize a new Presbyterian Church in Orange County, California. She accepted this call and is currently serving as Organizing Pastor of New Hope Presbyterian Church within the Los Ranchos Presbytery of Orange County.

Prior to being called to seminary, Rev. Goodjoin was a Speech-Language Pathologist for Gwinnett County Schools in Georgia, and Cherokee County Schools in South Carolina. Rev. Goodjoin has a Master of Art degree and a Bachelor of Art degree in Speech-Language Pathology from South Carolina State University.

Rev. Goodjoin has preached nationwide, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and she has won several preaching awards. Her sermon, “At the Feet of Jesus” is published in The African-American Pulpit magazine. She has a story telling preaching style that is set on a foundation of faith and trust in God Almighty. Rev. Goodjoin is married to Reginald Goodjoin, who is the Music Director at New Hope Presbyterian Church.

Rev. Goodjoin believes in the power of Romans 12:2.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.