Our History

 

Trinity Baptist Church

Established 1957


Trinity Baptist Church was established in Grand Prairie, Texas on November 13, 1957 under the leadership of Pastor Cecil Vaughn. 

Trinity Baptist Church was located at 314 Skyline, and Bro. Vaugh pastored the church from 1957 to 1963. 

In 1963, Bro. Louis Acree was called to Pastor Trinity Baptist Church, and during his ministry, the church built a new Sunday School building on the existing property. In 1970, Bro. Louis retired, and the church called Bro. Tom Heath as the new Pastor in November of 1970.


 

UPON THIS ROCK

“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18


Trinity Baptist Church continued to grow and in 1999, the church began a new building project.

In 2002, the new building was completed, and Trinity Baptist Church opened the doors at its new location in Grand Prairie, at 2001 West Pioneer Parkway.

Following Bro. Tom Heath’s retirement in March of 2003, the church called Bro. Tommy O’Dell to be the Pastor. In February of 2015, Bro. O'Dell suffered a fall, resulting in a traumatic brain injury. After eight months in a coma, Bro. O'Dell went home to be with the Lord on October 22, 2015.

On December 9, 2015 Trinity Baptist Church called Bro. Steven Giordano as the new Pastor. In March of 2016, Pastor Giordano coordinated an internal remodel to include the church offices, restrooms, sanctuary, and the churches East & West entrances into the foyer. The updates were completed in October of 2016.

While his hands were certainly full, Pastor Giordano still made global missions a priority, as well as enhancing the Sunday School programs and curriculum. This is included a new Children's ministry (CREW 252); a new College and Career ministry (Crossroads); and a restructuring of the Teen ministry (TRUTH).

Trinity Baptist Church continues to thrive, and remains steadfast to the Cause of Christ, while being a beacon of light within the community!