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Lauren and her family have been Trinity members since March 2022. Lauren and her husband, Robby, moved to Lake Charles in June 2020. Robby is in the Coast Guard, which originally brought them to Lake Charles. They moved from Fairhope, Alabama, where they were previously stationed. Lauren and Robby are originally from the East Texas area.

Lauren was saved at the age of 9, at First Baptist Church of Crosby, Texas. She grew up playing every sport offered to girls. She started volunteering with Upward at her previous church from 2008-15. She understands the importance of community and loves to see it grow at the Trinity Center. She began as a recreation assistant at the Trinity Center in August 2021. When the director opportunity became available, the Lord directed Lauren’s path to make her dream a reality.

Lauren and Robby have been married 10 years and have two daughters, Haley (20) and Eva (8). She loves to coach her girls! 

Leo is a native of Canton, Mississippi. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Leo and his wife, Donna, have two daughters, Adelle and Alani.

Gabriel is originally from Southeast Mexico and joined Trinity Baptist Church when he and his wife moved to Lake Charles in 2015. He has been involved in the Spanish ministry leading Bible Studies and discipleship ever since. He is currently serving as the associate pastor for the Spanish ministry.

Gabriel’s life purpose is proclaiming the whole counsel of God in the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

He has been married to Anais for 11 years. They have one daughter, Anna.

Gabriel es originario del sureste de México y se llegó a Trinity Baptist Church cuando él y su esposa se mudaron a Lake Charles en 2015. Ha estado involucrado en el ministerio en español liderando estudios bíblicos y discipulado desde entonces. Actualmente se desempeña como pastor de asociado para el ministerio hispano.

 El propósito en la vida de Gabriel es proclamar todo el consejo de Dios en el Evangelio de Jesucristo.

 Ha estado casado con Anaís durante 11 años y tienen una hija, Anna.

Kevin is a licensed professional counselor married 33 years to Krystal, the love of his life. They both grew up in church and met during a church event at Acadian Baptist Center in Eunice, Louisiana. Kevin grew up on a rice and soybean farm and was saved at Elizabeth Memorial Baptist Church in Branch, Louisiana, at the age of 7. One year after graduating high school he joined the Air Force, and with their sense of humor, he was assigned to work with the U.S. Army as a TACP working with live ordinances and a variety of pyrotechnics.

Later, Kevin earned a B.A. degree from Leavell College at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He then served as senior pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Eunice for almost seven years while completing my master’s degree in professional counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He has served as Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) director at Family & Youth, as well as a treatment provider for Calcasieu Parish Drug and DWI Court. He joined the Trinity team in 2015 and loves helping people in their journey through life.

The Richards have four adult children and five grandchildren. They love doing things together like walking, gardening, and other projects around the house. Kevin enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors. He is thankful to be a part of what God is doing here at Trinity and in the lives of His people.

Keith, along with his wife, Amy, and son Jackson, moved to Lake Charles three weeks before Hurricane Laura from Eunice, Louisiana. He joined the Trinity staff in the days following Laura and not only came to appreciate how much Trinity gave to the Lake Area but also how much this community pulled together. Keith came to Trinity after spending 13 years working for Acadian Baptist Center and 10 years working for LAS Fire & Safety, both in Eunice. Amy is a pharmacist, Jackson is a student at Barbe High School, and their daughter Alicia joined us recently to attend McNeese State University. They have three other children, Tyler, Matthew, and Faith.

Keith was raised as a preacher’s kid and came to know Christ personally at the age of 7 while attending Trinity Baptist Church in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keith and Amy have a passion for missions, just like many people here at Trinity. They have led several groups to El Salvador and made trips to Mexico and Kenya to share the gospel.

Keith loves serving here at Trinity and inherited a great staff led by Cinnamon, Bobby, and Victor. They do an incredible job of keeping Trinity looking good and running smoothly. Their goal is to create a distraction-free environment that will allow God to move in a mighty way in the lives of those who visit this campus each week.

Rick has been with Trinity Baptist Church since April 2004. He has an undergraduate degree in Oral Communications from Baylor University and a Master’s of Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was raised in a pastor’s home and was saved at the age of 7. He has a wealth of experience having served churches in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana. Rick and his wife, Karen, have two grown children and four grandchildren. He oversees all ministry areas, works specifically with the adult ministries, and gives overall leadership to the vision of Trinity with the senior pastor. His life verse is Matthew 6:33: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.”

John David is a worship leader and creative with a desire to see people connect with God. Born and raised in the Lake Area, JD grew up with deep roots in the local church and came to know the Lord at a young age. He quickly found his calling in full time ministry after serving at his local church and serving with IMB and NAMB missionaries on short term mission trips. Over the last decade God has been faithful to give John David opportunities to serve in a number of different ministries and capacities in and outside the church. John David is married to his wife Jenny and they enjoy the outdoors, being on the water, road trips, and any chance for adventure. JD leads worship in our North Venue and assists our communications department with content creation and social media elements. 

Michael and his family moved to the Lake Area from Orlando, Florida, in July 2021 to join the Trinity team. He has worked in communications ministry since 2014 after starting his career as an editor and designer at newspapers in Florida, New York, and Alabama. Michael graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida, in 1998.

Michael was saved and baptized at the age of 10 at First Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida.

Michael and his wife, Crissy, have been married since March 2004. They have three children, a cat named Fuller, and a golden retriever named Rookie.

Michael is thankful for the opportunity to lead Trinity’s communications team and have a front-row seat to see everything God is doing at The Family Place. He is excited about Trinity’s future and believes the best is yet to come!

Andrew grew up in church being taught the Bible, hearing the stories, and singing the songs. However, the truth of God’s word did not pierce his heart until he was 13 years old. As a camper at Dry Creek Baptist Camp, he realized he was a sinner who needed a Savior, and he surrendered his life to Jesus on the first day of camp.

Andrew's college years were very formative in his life. He majored in psychology at McNeese State University and was heavily involved with the McNeese Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM). His time at the BCM gave him his first taste of ministry. During this time, he surrendered to a life in ministry and began working in student ministry. After graduating from college, while still doing student ministry, he also worked in college ministry at the BCM. After he finished his time at the BCM, he began furthering his education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with a master’s degree in Christian education.

In 2018, Andrew married his wife, Morgan. They served in ministry when they met in college and are still serving together today. She is his greatest supporter and greatest help in ministry and life.

In 2020, Andrew began working at Trinity as the student ministry associate pastor, emphasizing on college ministry. He is passionate about discipleship and education. He believes everything he learned in seminary, as well as everything he continues to learn as he studies God’s word, is to share with others to equip them to live obediently as stewards of the gospel. He is thankful for the opportunities he has had to disciple our students and help them grow as obedient followers of Christ.

David has been on staff at Trinity since August 2021. He oversees student ministry, college ministry, evangelism and assimilation at Trinity. Originally from Northwest Arkansas, David has served in ministries in Oklahoma, South Carolina, Mississippi and Georgia. He has been in full time ministry for over 11 years. He's married to Kathryn and they have three boys, twins Andrew and Eli (5) and Owen (3). 

David encountered Jesus at the age of 16 and surrendered to full time ministry at 18. He went to Oklahoma Baptist University, majoring in Applied Ministry and got his masters in Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. David has a passion to engage in the local community and to see lives transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ.

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