Trinity Presbyterian Church –
History and Story
Trinity Presbyterian Church’s three-pronged, heartfelt mission is to glorify God through simple, God-centered worship, to equip church members through faithful teaching, and to aggressively evangelize both at home and abroad. Put more succinctly, the church aims to exalt the Savior, expound the Scriptures, and exhort the sinner. Since the inception of Trinity Presbyterian Church, sharing the truth that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord has been a compelling passion for its members.
The history of Trinity Presbyterian Church is permeated by both tribulation and victory. What could be defined as spiritual success, meaning the growth and maturation of members in their relationship with God and in their relationships with one another, has come as a direct result of God’s humbling revelation of Himself. Trinity Presbyterian Church asserts that only when members listen to and obey the calling of the Father, can they be successful in their endeavors.
Trinity Presbyterian Church was founded, for example, during the
Reconstruction Era after the War between the States.
As the nation faced economic and social hardship, God’s faithfulness and power were
at work in the first and only Presbyterian presence in
Presbyterian Church prospered in the following years and consequently
constructed a permanent building at the southeast corner of
The focus of Trinity Presbyterian worship services is the same today as it was at the church’s initial meetings, glorifying and exalting the Holy Spirit. Every effort is made to divert attention away from human efforts and direct it to the appropriate source, which is the leading and supreme authority of the Holy Spirit. Singing hymns, meditating, praying, collecting offerings and reading and expositing Scripture accomplish the common goal of communicating the truth that Jesus Christ, the living Lord, dwells by His Spirit in and with believers.
Trinity Presbyterian Church equips Christians with spiritual and intellectual depth so that their lives may be rich and joyful with a strategy is two-fold strategy. First, members are encouraged to make concerted efforts to explore the Scriptures and infiltrate their minds with biblical principles. Second, in keeping with the greatest commandment to love God with all one’s heart, soul and mind and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, members create opportunities for building strong relationships within the church body and with other segments of the community.
The learning process begins in the preschool and children’s department, where children from birth to sixth grade are educated about the supreme authority of their Holy Father. In Sunday School children commit to memory the Scriptural answers to simple yet profound questions like, “Where is God, and how can I worship Him?” The trusting, eager minds of young children are molded into a habitual, faith-based approach to thinking about their world.
grow older and enter into Catechism Class, they explore more detailed areas of
their belief. Children’s Church, Pioneer Clubs, and
Evangelism is the culmination of the church’s educational
efforts within the body. Since early in Trinity Presbyterian Church’s history,
missionary groups have spread the Gospel throughout the city of
Early in its history, for example, when Trinity
still bore the name Central Presbyterian Church in 1901, a night school and
Sunday School were established at the cordage mill in
Evangelizing to the people of
For foreigners in need of the Gospel who have come
Trinity Presbyterian Church’s efforts to share the saving message of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord stems from the faithful presence of the Holy Spirit where people gather in his name. The fruits of equipping members through Christian education is that they are thereby empowered to evangelize aggressively both at home and abroad. Thus the ultimate goal of the church remains constant and rewarding,- to exalt and glorify God through simple, sincere worship and dedication and to equip its members to evangelize the non-Christian world.