Joseph Guynes

The Redeemer's Place,
Lead Church Planter
The Redeemer's Place
January 8
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About My Family

Cathy and I have been married 43 years. We have four grown, married children who have blessed us with seven grandchildren whom we cherish and are intimately involved with each week.

Cathy originally hails from New Jersey and has a degree in Spanish with certifications in interpretation and translation. She leads our women’s ministry and simultaneous translation ministry. I originally hail from Dallas, Texas, but moved to New Jersey as a teenager where Cathy and I met , started dating and eventually married after I completed my undergrad degree at Villanova University.

I went into ministry as an executive pastor, serving in this role at two local churches after completing a 30-year career with Johnson & Johnson and receiving an MBA degree from Xavier University and a Master of Divinity degree from Knox Theological Seminary.

About My Church Plant

We began The Redeemer’s Place on the first weekend of March 2020, one week before all the COVID-19 restrictions hit our state of Florida. Our Sending Church was The Local Church where I had served as executive pastor for more than five and one-half years.

We held our inaugural service in-person and then had to go to live-streaming our weekly services beginning the very next week and for the next six months until the restrictions were lifted in October 2020. We resumed live worship at that time on Saturday nights by renting space in a local church.

We are a church of approximately 60–70 people and have doubled in size since starting despite all the challenges. Our mission/vision statement is: “We exist to joyfully and passionately glorify God by proclaiming the supremacy of Jesus Christ and by edifying His people.”

NAMB Church Planting

Millions living in North America have not been reached with the gospel. But a new church makes change possible in an unreached neighborhood.
Send Network church planters immerse themselves in a community, learning the rhythms and culture as they establish relationships with the lost. A church plant grows out of the evangelism efforts of the planter and his core team.


Pray for the following: 1.) Continued spiritual and numerical growth of our tiny church so we have more workers and leaders. 2.) The Lord’s favor to find space that we can purchase to increase our ministry reach. We will need the Lord to place on someone’s heart to be very generous through a donation or financial gift that will allow us to proceed. Leasing is financially not a desire; it is much more expensive than owning and does not give long-term stability and presence in a community. This is the single biggest issue facing our ministry because it hinders our ability to expand our ministry to our community. 3.) Pray for an expansion of worship team members and leadership.


Pray for us, specifically for numerical growth and a place of our own to meet in our community. Send notes of encouragement to our church family! Offer to help with monthly financial assistance so we can grow our ministry. Go to and hit the “give” button.
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