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Please accept this invitation to become a part of our family of faith and be assured, you will be warmly greeted and embraced.
Trinity Baptist Church, located in Newton, NC, is a church rooted and dedicated to sharing Christ’s love throughout the local community and beyond. Dually aligned with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the N.C. State Baptist Convention, Trinity offers members many opportunities to serve and minister as a moderate Baptist congregation.
We invite you to join us each Sunday morning for Adult Bible Classes and Children’s Sunday School at 10 a.m., followed by Morning Worship at 11 a.m. Our worship service offers a variety of music accompanied by a full choir, organ and piano. The children in our congregation are very special to us, and are always included in our service with their own Children’s Sermon.
Trinity also offers a Wednesday night fellowship dinner and service, September through May. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a time of worship, singing and weekly message at 6:30 p.m.
Trinity desires to reach out to the community and plays an active role in community service agencies including the Cooperative Program, NC Baptist Men, Global and Community/Special missions, WMU of North Carolina, Baptist Children's Homes, Eastern Catawba County Christian Ministries (ECCCM), The Corner Table, Habitat for Humanity, Catawba Regional Hospice, Feed the Flock monthly meals, and Samaritan's Purse. Other opportunities for personal and spiritual growth at Trinity include the chancel and hand bell choirs, youth and children activities, women’s Bible study and more.
Trinity Baptist Church was chartered with 88 members in March of 1980. The first services were held in the YMCA in Conover.
The church called Brant Hoots as pastor in the fall of 1981. We were meeting at that time in the Old Newton Elementary School on Ashe Avenue. The men of the church renovated the school cafeteria into their sanctuary and used the 2nd and 3rd floors of the school for Sunday School space.
The Reverend Alvin Walker, a charter member of the congregation, served very capably as interim pastor until Pastor Hoots came in November of 1981. We had a membership of 98 members who were intent on honoring the name of Jesus Christ and sharing his love with this community and beyond.
We adopted a Vision Statement that states:
"Trinity Baptist Church is a church on a mission for Jesus Christ by reaching out to others in our community with the message of Jesus and his saving love, by loving, praying, sharing and helping unselfishly in the name of Jesus. We will grow in our response to the Gospel and obedience to God by seeking Christian discipleship through prayer, study of scriptures, worship and service in the name of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ."
The church wanted and needed a permanent home for worship, education and fellowship. So, we began the process of securing land and building a facility that would provide a beacon of light for this community.
We purchased our property on the corner of Highway 321 and 13th Street in 1983. Construction began in 1986 and we moved into our new 10,000 square foot facility in May of 1987 with a membership of 150 people.
With a permanent facility and a vibrant outreach, we experienced the exciting growth of new folks to share and join in our service to Christ.
From the beginning, we have focused on relationship to our families, and to all people in the name of Christ. Expressions of that focus include a strong Sunday School; education, services and fellowship for our children, youth and adults; a dynamic music program; and a strong emphasis on missions and service.
We have been blessed to have a strong cast of gifted and called people who are willing and able to serve our Lord with their special gifts and abilities.
The church has a relationship with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina as resources to channel our missions giving and opportunities for training and fellowship with other committed Baptists.
We have been led by strong Deacons and Stewards, both men and women, who have led us to commit to prayer and study and preparation for dynamic worship in a spirit of reverence in the presence of Christ our Lord. We have provided effective and responsible teaching for understanding the Scriptures, attempted to strengthen families in Christian love for each other and have attempted to foster fellowship as we allow the Holy Spirit to lead to us to recognize and accept the dignity and equality of all who stand at the foot of the cross.
The future of Trinity Baptist Church is very bright as we continue to seek ways to share and witness to God's love and saving grace. Our congregation has grown to 390 folks who are committed to that task. We continue to invite others to share in our vision and calling to be God's people here in this place we call Trinity.