PASTOR - Brant Hoots

Reverand Hoots was called as the pastor of Trinity Baptist Church on November 8, 1981. He is a native of Winston-Salem and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as youth minister at Northwest Baptist Church and associate pastor of Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Winston-Salem before coming to Trinity. He is married to the former Kay Wall and has two sons, Eric (Amy) and David (Claire) and four grandchildren, Brady, Jackson, Avery and Ariana. Brant's hobbies include water sports, walking, reading and following his beloved Tar Heels. 

Minister of Music - Joel Harris

I began playing the organ/piano for worship at the age of 15 for the church my father pastored. My music ministry of directing choirs soon followed. I am a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University with a bachelor's degree. I became Trinity's music director in 2004. My responsibilities include leading the adult and children's choirs, as well as the Praise Team. In addition, my duties also include outreach and fellowship activities. 

"I will praise You, Oh Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High." Psalm 9:1-2

Pianist/Handbell Director - Brenda Powell

My music has been a passion of mine, especially playing the piano. From the age of five, I began playing for Wednesday night prayer meetings. By age nine, I was playing hymns for them. Since the age of 15, I have served as a church pianist. My duties at Trinity also include leading the hand bell choir. I thank God for the gift of music and the opportunity I have had to serve as the pianist here at Trinity for the past 36 years.

"Oh come let us sing unto the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation." Psalm 95:1

Organist - Vickie Griffin

At the age of 13, I began a lifelong career in church music. I was assistant pianist and played for Wednesday and Sunday night services, and later the Sunday morning worship. I became the church organist when I was 18 and continue to serve in that capacity today for Trinity. 

"My prayer is that others see His light in me as I glorify Him through music." Matthew 5:19

Administrative Assistant - Dawn Powell

As administrative assistant at Trinity Baptist Church, I minister to the pastor and the church family in a quiet manner. It is a blessing to be a part of the Trinity family.