Trinity Church

Incorporated January 2010 ~ Lauderhill, Florida

 

After the Lord called the late Bishop H.D. Bryan, Sr. home to glory, a meeting was held by the saints of God, for the purpose of establishing a new church that would carry on the illustrious spirit of the great Church of God in Christ. Listed among the saints present were: Elder Frankie and Sister Tina Walls, Claude Alexander, Missionary Gloria Wright, Eric and Adrianne Wright and their children.

In January of 2009, Elder Walls began his pastoral calling and on Sunday, January 03, 2010; the first official service of Trinity Church of God in Christ was held at the Inverrary Resort and Hotel in the city of Lauderhill, Florida. Pastor Frankie Walls conducted Sunday School and Communion Service with the message entitled

“I Know a Man”

and with just a handful of members present that included: Sister Tina Walls, Brother Claude Alexander, Elder James Clinton, Brother Eric Wright and children; Sister Kimberly Jackson and Sister Sarah McIntosh Trinity was birthed.
On Friday, February 5, at the 2010 Annual Worker’s Meeting in Orlando, Florida; 2

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Assistant Presiding Bishop of the Worldwide Church of God in Christ, Bishop Jerry Macklin, our Interim Jurisdictional Prelate proclaimed to the entire Western Florida Jurisdiction, Trinity Church of God in Christ’s official church affiliation and membership to the Western Florida Jurisdiction.

On Sunday, February 21, 2010, Pastor Walls appointed the first deacons to Trinity, Brother Claude Alexander and Deacon Eric Wright, Sr.    

On Sunday, March 14, 2010, Pastor Walls appointed Mother Ruth Nathan Johnson as Trinity’s First Church Mother and he appointed Missionary Gloria Wright as Trinity’s first Women’s Department President. 

By the hand of God, in January 2011, Trinity was able to secure a church building in which it has seen exponential growth in membership and through the vision given to Pastor Walls by God, Trinity has acquired a brand new 22 passenger church bus, purchased a Hammond B3 organ, Yamaha keyboard, drums and sound and video equipment; multiple forms of social media Facebook, Twitter, and church website to share the Gospel and reaches beyond our four walls with our

Hope of Glory

broadcast four days a week @ 8:30am on WEXY 1520 AM.    

On Friday July 16, 2010; Pastor Walls facilitated the Trinity’s first baptismal service, 13 members, at the home of Missionary Gloria Wright. Eric Wright Sr., Tyler Wright, Darius Wright, Maya Wright, Homer Lewis, Ericka Miller, Nevel Ross, Joyce Rhodes, Tamira Loban, Tamara Loban, Kierra Loban, Amber Sparling and Krystal Sparling.

Several members of Trinity attended the 90

TH Annual Holy Convocation of the Western Florida Jurisdiction in Orlando, Florida. Trinity celebrated again as Pastor Walls was the inspirational speaker during the Wednesday Night, July 21st

service, expounding on the Convocation theme: Tried, Trials and Triumphant. Pastor Walls’ message preceded the message of second presiding Bishop Jerry Macklin. Trinity’s entire Deacon’s Board and several of Trinity COGIC families flanked the audience.

On Saturday, July 31, 2010, Trinity COGIC hosted its first fund-raiser in the form of a dinner sale. This function was spearheaded by the dutiful efforts of Sister Joyce Monroe and Sister Lela Atwell. The dinner sale was held at her home and was supported by the entire membership, through cooking, cleaning, delivering and shopping. The Lord truly blessed, as the occasion was a tremendous success reflecting a complete sell out of all food items.

Trinity began to conduct dinner sales as a major fund-raiser between the months of July and November. Several dedicated members contributed to this effort including: Sisters Annie Rolle, Mary Richardson, Addie Kale, Missionary Gloria Wright and Deacon Eric Wright.

On Tuesday, December 28, 2010, Trinity held its first Leadership Committee Meeting including members, which consisted of Deacon Claude Alexander, Pastor Frankie Walls, Mother Ruth Johnson, Sister Tina Walls, Sister Deidre Sparling, Missionary Gloria Wright and Missionary Joyce Rhodes. (Absent: Sister Joanne Chambers) The meeting spearheaded the quarterly meeting for the year. Objectives included reinvigorating the Sunday School and solidarity of the leadership team.

Friday, December 30, 2010 Trinity’s Leadership Committee hosted our first Annual Prayer meeting in the home of Missionary Gloria Wright. Members present consisted of Deacon Claude Alexander, Pastor Frankie Walls, Sister Tina Walls, Sister Deidre Sparling, Missionary Gloria Wright and Missionary Joyce Rhodes. (also…Jeremy, Tyler, Maya, and Darius). This meeting spearheaded the Noon Day Prayer hour, which continues today each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the same said location.

In our endeavor to secure a more stable place of worship, by the divine order of God, Pastor Walls was introduced to Pastor Dave Anderson, the pastor of Lighthouse Covenant. Pastor Anderson graciously welcomed Trinity to lease this beautiful facility located in Tamarac, Florida. On Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Lighthouse Covenant, Pastor Dave Anderson and Pastor Frankie Walls hosted a joint Fellowship Service to mark the occasion of Trinity’s new church location.

Since that time, Trinity has been a leader in the ministry by hosting several community-based engagements including the following:

  • “Behold they Mother” Annual Women’s Day and Fellowship Brunch – April 2011 and May 2012
  • “100 Men Standing Together in Holiness” First Annual Men’s Day – August 2012
  • Host Church for the Bishop’s Visit to the East Coast District – May 2012
  • 2012 District Revival at Trinity with guest evangelist, Elect Lady Jeanette Walker and again at St Thomas with District Evangelist, Pastor Frankie Walls – July 2012;

These events are just a few to name of the countless holiday celebrations and family festivities, which underscore Trinity’s vision for faith, family and community!

It was also during this time of growth and development that we lost two of our dearest members, in the persons of Deacon Emanuel Rolle and Sister Kimberly Smith. Truly their legacies, labors of love and contributions to the ministry will forever be etched in the Trinity COGIC history.

By the hand of God, after Trinity secured the Tamarac church building, we experience exponential growth in membership and through the vision given to Pastor Walls by God.