Leadership and Church Governance
Pastor Rich Lusk has been at TPC since December, 2004. Before that he served at Redeemer Presbyterian (PCA) in Austin, TX and Auburn Avenue Presbyterian (CREC) in Monroe, LA. He and his wife Jenny have four kids.
Rich is a graduate of Auburn University (B. S. in Microbiology) and the University of Texas at Austin (M.A. in Philosophy).
Along with pastoring Trinity Presbyterian Church, Rich is on faculty at the Bucer Institute (Monroe, LA).
In addition to many articles, papers and essays, Rich is the author of Paedofaith: A Primer on the Mystery of Infant Salvation and a Handbook for Covenant Parents, as well as a contributing author to The Federal Vision and The Case for Covenant Communion. See the Pastor's Corner for more audio and writing by Pastor Lusk.
Jimmy is a native Floridian, who earned his B.S. degree from Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) and his M.Div. degree from Beeson Divinity School (Birmingham, AL). After serving as assistant pastor at Fullness Christian Fellowship, Jimmy was called to serve as TPC's associate pastor in 2012.
Jimmy and Michelle were married in 2007 and have two children.
You can call Jimmy at 205-259-6301.
Church Teacher and President of Trinity House Institute
Peter Leithart is a Teacher in our church, as well as President of the Trinity House Institute, where he labors alongside other scholars in promoting biblical, liturgical and cultural literacy. He is the author of numerous books, including Against Christianity, The Baptized Body, and Defending Constantine.
Leithart received an A.B. in English and History from Hillsdale College in 1981, and a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1986 and 1987. In 1998 he received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England. He has served in two pastorates: He was pastor of our church (then called Reformed Heritage Presbyterian Church) from 1989 to 1995, and was founding pastor of Trinity Reformed Church, Moscow, Idaho, and served on the pastoral staff at Trinity from 2003-2013. From 1998 and 2013 he taught theology and literature at New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho, where he continues to teach as an adjunct Senior Fellow. He and his wife, Noel, have ten children and five grandchildren.
Gilbert Douglas serves as the Clerk of Session at TPC.
Karl Petersen serves as TPC's Treasurer.
Download or view PDF online: Trinity Presbyterian Church Constitution (Revised 2015)
Trinity Presbyterian Church actively participates in the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC). We officially joined the CREC in October, 2006.
Our desire is to further the work of God’s Kingdom throughout the earth and to see the gospel ministry prosper so that the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ (Rev. 11:15). We work toward the day that every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Phil 2:10, 11).
As the CREC continues to grow, we are humbled by the Lord’s kindness and patience with us. By God’s grace, we shall continue laboring together with a generous and patient spirit. Our gathering of churches is not intended as a separation from other orthodox believers who confess the name of Christ, but rather as a gathering within that broader church, that we might work together effectively for the reformation of the church and the redemption of the world.
Sincerely, Pastor Jack Phelps, Presiding Minister, CREC