Trinity, originally called the Baptist Chapel, began as a mission of First Baptist in May 1931, in the middle of the Great Depression. Trinity was incorporated in December 1934 with the purpose "to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, as set forth in the New Testament Scriptures, through ministers duly ordained and set apart for their work by the church."
The staff and leadership at Trinity Baptist are comprised of men and women who are uniquely gifted by God to work together to serve, lead, and shine the light of Christ in Norman and throughout the world.
Randy has been in the music ministry since 1977, and has been the worship leader at Trinity since 1995. He currently has four albums, available for purchase through the church. He and his wife Kathy have two married sons and three other sons; two married daughters and five other daughters; and seven grandchildren.
Max was Director of the Baptist Student Union at the University of Oklahoma from 1967 to 2004. Currently he is a professor at SW Baptist Theological Seminary, MW Baptist Theological Seminary, and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He volunteers with several collegiate ministries and has many speaking engagements. Max and his wife Sandra have one married son and four grandchildren. He has been an elder at Trinity since 1992.
Larry E. Toothaker, Ph.D., is a retired Statistics Professor from the the University of Oklahoma where he taught applied statistics courses from 1968 to 2008, published statistics articles in scientific journals, and wrote statistics books. He and his wife Nietzie have two married children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys woodworking as a hobby. He has been as an elder at Trinity since 2003.
Dr. Billy Wolfe came to the University of Oklahoma as a visiting Professor of Communications after having served as an educational tent maker in Hong Kong, India, and Singapore. He retired from Rose State College and Oklahoma State University-OKC in 2015. He now works with an unreached people group in Asia with our Trinity Chinese Fellowship. He and his wife Ann have two married sons. Billy has served as an elder at Trinity since 2014.
Ryan has been on staff at Trinity since 1998. He has worked with youth, college, and young adults. He has developed The Academy and The Wilberforce Initiative. He currently serves as Associate Pastor, overseeing membership, discipleship, and campus groups as well as preaching. He and his wife Kara have one son and three daughters.
Chris started as a college minister in 1995, and came to Trinity in 2007. He is currently leading our college ministry as well as overseeing outreach, security, greeters, and facility management. He and his wife Valerie have three sons and one daughter.
Kathy came on staff in 2006. She had been volunteering for at least a decade before joining the staff. She leads the STARZ choir and teaches regularly in KiDZ worship. With five boys and seven girls of varying ethnic backgrounds, ranging in age from almost teenager to married with children, she has much experience to share with the parents and children that come through the elementary ministry at Trinity. She is married to Randy, our Pastor of Worship.
Kara has been working with children at Trinity for 20 years, but she came on staff in 2004. She started a Parents Night Out program as well as Preschool Play Dates. She currently heads up the Childcare program and leads in the Preschool Ministry. Kara is married to Ryan, our Associate Pastor.
Gina has been working with children for over 30 years. She came on staff at Trinity in 1999. In her current position, she oversees all Trinity preschool programs as well as the Here I Grow Child Development Center, a weekday program that has been open to the community since 2000. She has been a conference speaker, Sunday School and Awana leader, and Children's Choir director. Gina is married to Ronnie, our Senior Pastor.
Curtis has served in various volunteer positions and joined the staff in 2018. He is passionate about helping young people embrace the life-transforming power of the gospel. He and his wife Emily have four sons.
Anita joined the church office staff in 2001. She spends quality time on the computer and does a lot of editing. She assists in other areas when she can. She and her husband Eddie have two grown daughters.
Kim joined the church office staff in 2005. She manages the books for Trinity and the Here I Grow CDC. She and her husband Jim have a married son and daughter and seven grandchildren.
Lori joined the church office staff in 2016. She graciously manages the calls, the visitors, and whatever else the staff needs with a smile. She and her husband Don have two married sons, three other sons, seven daughters, and one granddaughter.
Christ is the Head and final authority of the church. His Word, the Bible, is the binding and final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We believe the Bible was inspired by God, is inerrant and infallible in the original autographs, and is preserved by God in such a way as to be authoritative and totally reliable today. We also believe that it is truth without any mixture of error in all realms of reality-historically, scientifically, doctrinally, and prophectically.
We believe in:
- the Trinity of God
- verbal, plenary inspiration of Scripture
- total depravity of natural man
- the virgin birth of Jesus Christ
- His blood atonement
- His bodily resurrection
- personal and imminent return of Christ
- person and work of the Holy Spirit
- eternal security of the believer
- freedom of religion
- the autonomy of the local church
- worldwide missions: the obligation of every church
- a regenerated church membership
- personality of Satan
- justification by faith
- the reality of heaven and hell
- the priesthood of the believer
- two ordinances only: baptism by immersion & the Lord's Supper
- church discipline
Christ's love for you compels us to provide more depth than trendy and shallow teaching. It is not uncommon to see Bible teachers not even open a Bible when the truth of God is being declared. But Christ's worthiness deserves nothing less than our deepest devotion and commitment to Him. At Trinity, the potential for your spiritual growth and impact for God is unlimited. "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." Romans 1:16
Location: 801 N. Peters Ave, Norman OK 73069
Sunday Services: 10:40am | 6pm