Our History histgram
The founding pastor was Dr. John R. Chandler.
Rev. Chandler founded two churches,
Trinity in San Diego in 1951, and Trinity Presbyterian in San Jose in 1957. Construction was completed in 1959 and members were soon filling the sanctuary for Sunday worship. At the time of Rev. Chandler’s departure TPC had over 650 members.
Two senior pastors served our congregation from 1963 to September 1978. They averaged over six years of tenure. In September 1978 TPC called the Rev. Jack Longley as Senior Pastor and he served until April 2009, some 30 1⁄2 years.
Rev. Donald Hammond served as an Associate Pastor in the 2005 to 2008 time frame. Rev Hammond was called to serve as TPC’s Senior Pastor in March of 2011 and retired in September 2013.

Vincent Arishvara joined TPC in 2002 as a part time Youth worker.  He completed his seminary studies and was ordained in the PCUSA.  Vincent served as Temporary Pastor before being called to be our Senior Pastor on January 11, 2015 and was installed on March 1, 2015.