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Our History

A BRIEF HISTORY OF TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

Our Beginning...
In the 1960's the American Missions Committee of the South Pacific District of the American Lutheran Church (ALC) purchased land in the Nohl Ranch area for a mission congregation. The first two buildings consisted of a chapel and a wing for office and education use. Chaplain Willard L. Conradson, coming off active duty with the U.S. Air Force, was extended a Letter of Call to come and organize the new congregation. On January 27, 1966, a formal Organizational Meeting was held and Trinity Lutheran Church became an actual organization and corporation with 76 baptized members.

Our Ministry Grows...
A Christian Day School was started in 1971 with 31 students and Mrs. Joan Beck as principal. A new education wing was built with six modern classrooms. Renovation on the Library building and the remodeling of the original Church Wing into new offices were also completed in 1986. The capacity of the Christian Day School was increased to 215 students.

Our Faithfulness to God's Word Continues...
In 1978, Pomeroy J. Moore, a layman of the Congregation was called by God to attend Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary, Tacoma, Washington, to prepare for full-time ministry. Pastor Conradson, who was retiring from the ALC pastoral ministry, installed him as pastor of the congregation. In 1985, the church voted unanimously to withdraw its membership in the ALC because of theological liberalism and the synod's abandonment of the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy. James Elmore, also a graduate of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary who served his internship at Trinity in 1984-85, was Called and installed as Associate Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in November 1986. In June 2002, a pastoral transition took place - Pastor Elmore became Senior Pastor and Pastor Moore became Associate Pastor. In 2004, Pastor Moore accepted a call to serve Trinity Lutheran Church in Gadsden, Alabama.

Our Vision Remembers Our Past and Looks to the Future...
A new sanctuary and offices were constructed in 1992 and dedicated on January 23, 1993. Planning for a new fellowship hall and new classrooms and offices for the school was begun. In March 2004, Trinity launched, in partnership with INJOY Stewardship Services, its 3-year "For Us and Generations to Come" stewardship campaign. $1,003,000 was pledged at our Celebration Service on June 6. Construction completed Fall 2006. In 2011, Trinity called Pastor Shane Yates to serve as Associate Pastor. Pastor Yates also serves as a Chaplain in the US Army and is the President of Healing Heroes Ministries. Trinity serves as a home base for Healing Heroes Ministries.