Meet Our Staff
Pastor Jerry joined the Trinity Team in January of 2018, but before becoming Trinity Baptist Church’s Senior Pastor, God gave him the opportunity to lead several churches, including Shadydale Baptist Church in Marietta, OK, Central Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cookeville, TN, First Baptist Church of Baileyton in Greenville TN and then his home church of Bear Cove Baptist Church in Sparta TN where he served for 15 years. Pastor Jerry received his B.S. in Industrial Technology from Tennessee Tech University. He then received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and holds two Doctorate degrees, first a doctorate from Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies focusing on member assimilation. He completed his second doctorate from Liberty University, emphasizing church revitalization. He has a heart for making the story of Jesus known to his neighbors and the nations. Pastor Jerry is a true family man who loves spending time with his wife, Laura, his three children and their families, and his Grandsons. His hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and most anything outdoors.
Associate Pastor of Worship
Matt began his ministry at Trinity in February 2013. He married his wife Jenny in May of 2006 and they have four children. Matt holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The Baptist College of Florida(2008) and is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before coming to Trinity, Matt was on staff at Sandhills Baptist Church (2005-2008), La Junta Baptist Church (2008-2009), and Blue Lake Baptist Church (2009-2013). He also has served in public education as a middle school and high school band director.
Associate Pastor of Students and Families
Tim joined the Trinity Team in September 2018. He has been serving churches as a student pastor since 2005. He is a graduate of Boyce College in Louisville, KY, where he received a degree in Biblical Studies. He also holds a Master of Arts in Christian Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Tim and his wife, Kelly, have four boys, William, Abe, Judd and Tucker. Tim and Kelly believe ministry is a family endeavor and seek to leverage all that they do together for the sake of Christ and the gospel.
Although Jon is new to our Trinity Team, joining us in 2023, he has over 15 years of Children’s Ministry experience. He has also served as a teacher at The Classical School of the First Academy in Orlando, Florida where he was awarded Christian Educator of the Year in 2007. Prior to serving in Children’s Ministry, Jon worked as a Character Artist in Creative Development for The Walt Disney Company. He attended the University of Delaware (Health & Physical Education), the Baptist College of Florida (Biblical Studies), and was ordained at First Baptist Church of Orlando. Jon’s heartbeat is for kids to know Jesus and to develop a desire to have a relationship with Him. Jon has been married to his high-school sweetheart, Donna, for 35 years. Together, they share a passion to partner with parents to help develop the future generation. They have been blessed with 2 married adult children, 4 outrageously wonderful grandchildren, and a 5th grandchild due to make his debut in early summer.
Andrea came to Trinity as the Administrative Assistant in 2018 but has been a member of Trinity for over 20 years. She married her husband Mark in 1986 and they have 2 children, Grey and Lindsey.