On March the 20th, Trinity will host   a very special Sunday for all of our friends, family members and acquaintances as we come together to celebrate “Friend Sunday”!

This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to invite as many people as you can to be your guest on that day. Each ministry will be providing invitations for you to hand-out through February and March. Our desire is to reach into our community to the people we know and make a concerted effort to invite them to be with us at Trinity.

We will have extra seating that day as well as information about who we are at Trinity Baptist Church.  We will have a special gift for each guest as well as a gift for each person who brings a first time visitor. Children, teens, adults and Heritage Keepers are encouraged to invite people to church on that Sunday. Our focus that day will be a message of hope and of truth, pointing each person in the building to Jesus!

Start thinking and praying about who you can invite now!  Who do you know that needs to hear the good news of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ? Invite them!

P.S. On Wednesday, March 3, at both morning and evening services, we will have a special equipping seminar on, “How to invite someone to church and How to strike up a gospel conversation”

Pastor Winston Parrish

In the Bible we find that Jesus Christ made His point clearly:  One day He will return—and not one human being on earth knows when that will be.  Religious fanatics make wild claims of having knowledge of the specifics of the Second Coming of the Lord.  These fanatics are causing many Christians to ignore or shy away from the good news that Jesus is coming again.

God’s Word commands us to know the signs of the times, to remain watchful, and to be ready for the coming of Christ.  The perilous times of the day, the wars and rumors of wars, the unification of world religions and the ever-growing desire for global currency leaves the child of God a “trail of breadcrumbs” that points to the fact that any moment Jesus could come, and the fact is, one day He will.

We are excited to announce a special effort to travel to Europe and the Middle East to teach and preach on location. This is a straightforward, in-depth exploration of the key biblical texts regarding the Second Coming, following Scripture, and observing current global tensions in a post 1948 World where Israel is alive and well, ever striking the pendulum of prophetic motion towards the second coming.

As we study what the Word of God says about end times, it will stir your heart with a deep desire for Christ’s return.  As we hold fast to the truth, we will be blatantly reminded by the events of the day to live expectantly until He comes again for His bride!  Join Dr. Ralph Sexton and Pastor Winston Parrish for Operation SkyWatch—

Dynamic content from:

Kyiv, Ukraine—Wars and rumors of Wars

Amsterdam, Netherlands—NATO, what it is and why it matters.

Kuwait City, Kuwait—The Gulf Cooperation Council and Israel, what’s next?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates- Abraham’s House (religion unification)

Brussels, Belgium- Antisemitism in 21st Century Europe, Why do people STILL hate The Jews? European Union and Global Currency

*Some content will be LIVE on Facebook, and some will be added to the Ralph Sexton Ministries Youtube and Website at RalphSexton.com

Pastor Winston Parrish

I can’t stress enough just how important it is for God’s people to take full advantage of the God-given benefit of corporate worship, fellowship and encouragement built on God’s Word! In February, Trinity has the distinct honor to be one of the host churches for the Smoky Mountain Jubilee. This will be an incredible time of refreshment and spiritual sustenance for the entire family. Miranda and I can’t wait to see you there. Our very own Jubilee Choir will be singing, along with Amber Saunders and 11th hour.

There will be preaching by our Pastor Emeritus, Evangelist Dr. Ralph Sexton, as well as preaching by Dr. Joe Arthur and Dr. C.T. Townsend.

We will gather in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on February 10-11, 2022. The beautiful LeConte Center will be the new Smoky Mountain Jubilee home venue. This event is completely free as we gather to hear powerful preaching from great men of God, experience Spirit-filled worship, and enjoy great Gospel singing by amazing choirs and southern gospel group favorites.

All evening services begin with music at 6:00 PM then preaching begins at 7:00 PM. The Friday morning service begins at 10:00 AM.

No tickets or reservations are necessary; however, registration is an absolute must for adequate seating.

Call the church office at 828-254-2187 for more information or visit the Smoky Mountain Jubilee Facebook page for current updates.

Come praying, come believing and I’ll see you there!

Pastor Winston Parrish

Wednesday Night in our Bible Study we explored those two words:  But God!  We talked about hopelessness and despair, pressure, pain and fatigue. Dissatisfaction, Contempt, Complacency, Weariness—all the compartments of life can be affected by these adjectives.

Our nation is in a place of despair at a level not felt since the second World War.  We are in the midst of the greatest battle for truth, all while deception and lies are at an all-time high.  We are plagued with outlets of information and disinformation that obliterate trust and that wage war on the internal security of humanity.

More than ever, people are tense, people are worried, people are sad, and people are afraid.  They are short tempered, short on mercy, lacking in kindness and are unable to have civil discussion.  Wave after wave of new information on new virus variants, daily scandal, financial instability, and the dread of what’s to come have the average person on edge.  Many are far beyond that—many have had more than they can process, more than they can handle.

The straw that “broke the camel’s back” fell on the pile months ago, and in all reality, there are many people who are truly at the end of their ability to cope.

The Bible gives us incredible examples of times in history that seemed  hopeless.  These were situations in individual lives that were dark and full of dread.  Noah, Joseph, Ruth, Gideon, John The Baptist, Martha—-so many places in Scripture that points to hopelessness and despair, but then put the attributes of our God on display!

Psalm 54:4

“Behold, God is mine helper…” The Hebrew word for helper is “Ezer”, pronounced “ay-zer”, meaning to help, to assist, to come to the aid of the one in need.

The character of our God is one that does not change.  He is the same today,  yesterday and forever more.  We have a God who to this day is in the business of “Ezer!”— coming to the place you are, reaching down to the depth of where you are and providing help that only He can.

God loves you; He knows you, He understands your issues in life and He is aware of how you feel.  Don’t quit, don’t give up, keep on trusting Him for Ezer!

Take a look at the issue, the problem, the place of pain and say aloud, “But, God!”

Pastor Winston

As we come out of the Christmas season and begin a new year, I want to challenge you to take a look back at what we experienced during Christmas at Trinity Baptist Church.  In the messages, in the songs, and even in the Christmas play presented by our children’s ministry, there was one overwhelming theme, and that theme was hope.  We were reminded in several different ways how the birth of Jesus Christ launched out a  beacon of divine hope for all of mankind.

In a world that seems at times hopeless, in a society of madness and confusion, the believer can embrace a lifestyle and attitude that reflect the hope found in the person of Jesus!  Our hope for the coming year is not fixed to anything of this world.  Thank God, our hope, all our hope, peace and comfort is tied securely to the Son of God.  That is real, tangible hope that you can have going in to 2022. The world is uncertain, but we have assurance.  The world is dark but we possess the Light of the Word.  We can have HOPE!  Now— enter the coming year with renewed hope in the power of God to do through you what you cannot.

Miranda and I want to wish you a Happy, Hopeful, New Year!

Pastor Winston & Miranda Parrish