We thank the Lord for the incredible doors being opened to directly impact the people who are in dire need in the Ukraine. 

This past week, through your support and prayers, we were able to directly support efforts to care for thousands of refugees.  Not only did we bring them help financially, we were also able to buy hundreds of pounds of food for frontline soldiers, purchase critical items like tools, socket sets and drills for repair of cars, homes and church buildings, outfit young men from a church in Ukraine that were sent to the front lines this past Thursday, and supply 100 tactical tourniquets and trauma dressings for units under fire even while we were in country. 

We aided a Christian camp in Romania to buy food, diapers and supplies, as they are feeding and caring for over 60 refugees, mostly women and children. We were able to financially support the incredible team of people that God has on the ground there, taking the gospel message of Hope in a hopeless situation. 

Trinity, I want to thank you for praying, giving and supporting AidUkraine and the ministries that are making it happen in the name of Jesus Christ! It’s been wonderful to see Trinity, Ralph Sexton Ministries and Hearts With Hands come together on such a large scale for the Lord.

Pastor Winston Parrish

I want to personally thank you for your heart of love and support for the victims of the brutal war in Eastern Europe. This entire conflict is a sad and avoidable reality that never had to happen in the first place. The political aspect of any war has to always remain secondary to the heart of the Christian.  The fact is, there are over 5 million people who have been displaced due to the war, most of them leaving home with only the clothes on their backs, and their earthly possessions reduced to a few plastic bags or a backpack.

We’ve witnessed an incredible undertaking by God’s people to step up to the plate and answer the call for help.  I’m pleased to report that as of Thursday of this past week, seven tractor trailer loads of supplies have departed from the Hearts with Hands warehouse for Ohio.  As of today, all the supplies have arrived safely and are now being processed and labeled per European Union Customs protocol, to be transferred to Poland then carried by truck to the Ukraine. A large portion of the supplies will be taken to the warzone by air.

We were also able to designate an entire shipping container of supplies for Camp Cristi in Romania.  This camp has been housing, feeding, and caring for dozens of Ukrainian families since the war began.  Many of these families are Jews who are seeking relocation back to Israel where they will continue their lives.

We praise the Lord for His blessing, His leadership and His provision that allowed all of this to come to fruition.  It makes my heart leap for joy to see three ministries come together with the same focus and same vision for the glory of God! Let’s continue to pray for Ukraine and all the people who are in harm’s way.

This year has been filled with wonderful services, lives being changed and new opportunities to serve!

Celebrate Recovery continues with new energy to impact special needs in the lives of many. We are blessed to have such a committed team of volunteers.

Our new Grief support group, GriefShare, opened with a wonderful response. Annette Anderson has taken the leadership role for the new ministry and has already blessed many broken hearts!

The Men’s Fishing trip was special this year. The men met for a special service at Wrightsville Beach’s, Silver Gull Resort, late in the evening in the shadow of the famous Johnnie Mercer’s Fishing Pier, we honored the life of David Hensley, Sr. The men formed a horseshoe of prayer into the ocean, as we helped David Hensley honor his dad!

Ladies’ prayer groups are growing in numbers and faithful prayers cover our church families. We thank the Lord for their love for all of us!

My joy has been working with the Heritage Keepers this year. The Bible study every Wednesday morning has been a highlight of my week. The planned trip to the Ark filled the bus in just 48 hours. We are looking forward to Pastor Winston and Miranda hosting the Keepers on Wednesday, May 25th at Lake Julian for a picnic.

Just a sample of the many blessings here at our church!

You are loved,

Pastor Ralph Sexton

In life there are people who just can’t be duplicated or emulated. They are a special breed, a once in a lifetime relationship or  acquaintance.  For me, Tim Lee is one of those few men.  I’ve known Tim all my life and I’ve always seen him as a hero, a soldier, a real life John Wayne and a preacher. I mean no disrespect in that, as a child I thought John Wayne was the toughest man to ever breathe air.

Every time I’ve ever been around Tim he has been the same.  He is consistent in his concern, loving in his tone and always ready to share Jesus with anyone willing to listen.  Even in the midst of great family tragedy during the untimely passing of his Granddaughter, Ally, Tim, Connie and the entire Lee Family stood strong in their Faith and continued on for Christ in the face of great loss.

Dr. Tim Lee is a war hero, a Purple Heart recipient, a husband, a father, a grandfather and a friend. He’s a Bible preaching lover of the truth. Tim paid a high premium for freedom and he’s willing to tell the story for God’s Glory.

Today, Miranda and I are honored to host A man who has made a difference, my good friend, Dr. Tim Lee.

Pastor Winston Parrish

Dear Church Family,

It’s been a wonderful few weeks in the Lord.  We’ve seen God’s hand move in a mighty way in multiple ways, in many locations.  We can celebrate multiple salvations, and spiritual refreshing for many saints. Please be praying about who you can invite to Friend Day on March 20th!  What if we all participate?  Imagine the impact God the Lord could make on our region.  As we look ahead make sure to keep an eye on your church calendar.

  • Special Guest Dr. Tim Lee —March 13, 2022
  • Prayer Brunch for ladies & men—March 19, 2022 10AM
  • Friend Day—March 20, 2022
  • Palm Sunday with morning Communion April 10, 2022
  • Family Day, something for everyone! Easter Egg Hunt, Food, Games, Music, Corn-Hole Tournament on Saturday, April 16, 2022,  10AM-2PM
  • Easter—8AM/10:30AM, no Sunday School, no 5:00PM. *Jubilee Choir Singing at both services

Pastor Winston Parrish