the story of trinity

Trinity Presbyterian Church was organized in 1960. When it was determined that there was a need for a Presbyterian church in the northeast section of Denton, members of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church volunteered to colonize a new church. Most of the fifty-eight charter members came from St. Andrew to begin Trinity Presbyterian Church. The first worship service was held at Jack Schmitz Chapel, and church school classes were held across the street in the Eleanor Green Dance Studio, but later moved to a "coffee house" with a bizarre decor that required many hours of renovation and redecoration. In September of 1961 the congregation moved into the first unit (former fellowship hall and educational wing) which was designed by architect-member Roland Laney at the present site - 2200 Bell Avenue.

In 1979 the congregation determined that it needed to update its facilities and began a building fund drive. Ground was broken for the present sanctuary on August 5, 1979; the congregation dedicated the new sanctuary on April 20, 1980. In 2000 a new fellowship hall with handicapped-accessible restrooms and kitchen were added as well as renovation of offices and classroom spaces. The church celebrated its 40th anniversary in July, 2000, filling the new hall with current and former members, family, and friends. Trinity has had pastoral leadership from the following ministers: Paul Young (1960-1966), Kenneth Wright (1966-1970), John Pierce (1971-1976), William Spearman (1977-1982), Val Fowler (1983-1990), Jim Lappen (Interim Supply, 1990-1991), Kent Miller (1992-2005), and Dr. E. Corinna Nation Interim, 2005-2007. Our current pastor is Craig Hunter.