Golden State Baptist College is a ministry of North Valley Baptist Church of Santa Clara, California. The church was established in 1975 with a small band of seventy-five people. In 1976, Dr. Jack Trieber was called to pastor this work. God has greatly blessed this ministry, which now averages nearly 3,000 a week in attendance.

Approximately 30 years ago, Dr. Trieber began to see the need to train men and ladies of our church and nearby churches for full-time Christian service. In 1992, the Golden State Baptist Institute was established for this purpose. In May of 1995, we were able to witness the first commencement exercises of Golden State Baptist Institute. Golden State Baptist College, founded in 1996, is an outgrowth of Golden State Baptist Institute. The purpose of Golden State is to train men and women who have a sincere desire to serve the Lord by equipping them with the tools necessary for a fruitful ministry.