La’Tresa M. Jester is an innovative and results driven servant leader, a visionary, a uniquely purposed thinker, captivating speaker and entrepreneur who serves as the senior pastor of Gideon Baptist Church located in Tucson, Arizona. Her mission is to develop and inspire ‘Better’ through purposeful relationships, one person at a time.
La’Tresa Jester has had the privilege of serving as many firsts in the state of Arizona. In 2008, she was recognized by the National Baptist Convention, USA, as the first African American female installed as a Baptist Pastor in Arizona. In 2010, she was confirmed as the first female to serve as President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) of Tucson. In 2012, she was appointed the first female to serve in Arizona as Distric Overseer of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship.
WHAT IS LA’TRESA JESTER’S MISSION AND VISION?
La’Tresa’s mission is to develop and inspire ‘Better’ through purposeful relationships, one person at a time. The life of her vision is to enhance Better as a lifestyle and not just an experience “Better is a Choice”