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Trinity Presbyterian Church was founded in 1964 with initial meetings on the St. Andrew's campus. Organizing members later built their first building on the current property on Blues Farm Road in 1966. The preschool was begun in 1966 also and was the first in the community. In 1979 phase two of the campus buildings was completed including the current sanctuary and offices.
Today the church is just almost 50 years old. In fact, we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2014! Trinity is formed of a diverse group of people from all kinds of places. Trinity has a mix of races, faces and ages. The Church now has its first seminarian inquiring for full-time ministry, Denise McLeod. She is a divinity student at Columbia Theological Seminary, GA.
Trinity Presbyterian Church is a member congregation in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. The largest Presbyterian Denomination in the United States. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has approximately 2.5 million members, 11,200 congregations and 21,000 ordained ministers. Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him. For more about the PC(U.S.A.) please click here.
There are two regional governing bodies with whom we are connected in our denomination. These two bodies, our synod and our presbytery, help us to work in partnership with other Presbyterian congregations to carry out mission and ministry.
Our synod is Synod of the Mid-Atlantic (www.synatlantic.org). The synod is a large geographic body that contains 14 presbyteries.
Our presbytery is the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina (www.presbycc.org), the southern most presbytery in our synod. The Presbytery of Coastal Carolina includes the counties of Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Jones, Lee, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland and portions of Lenoir, Wayne and Craven counties. It has approximately 190 member churches. These churches, working together through the presbytery, run two camp and conference centers in addition to sharing in many other mission endeavors.
MISSION STATEMENT Of TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA)
Trusting God Means…Worshipping God together, learning from God’s Word, serving God day by day, loving God in all things…And Praying!!
Practicing Faith Means…Proclaiming and revealing the good news of God’s saving grace by ministering to the needs of our community and world in the name of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit…And Praying!!
Caring as a Family Means…Welcoming everyone, sharing hospitality, nurturing each other in love and compassion, spending time together in Christian fellowship and action…And Praying!!