Trinity Baptist Church celebrates fifth anniversary

Published 8:25 am Monday, September 7, 2015

Sunday, Sept. 13 will mark the fifth anniversary of the Trinity Baptist Church of Orange. The anniversary service will honor the church members and friends who have worked to make the first five years a tremendous success.

The Inaugural Service was held on Sept. 12, 2010. The church celebrated the opening of their new church in the newly renovated historic church of the Park Avenue Methodist Church. Dr. Charles “Rusty” Walton served as pastor and Mike Collier served as music minister. Both, Dr. Walton and Mike were instrumental in assisting with the organization of the new church.

On June 2, 2013 Trinity Baptist Church celebrated the dedication of its newly acquired church located at 1819 N. 16th St. in Orange. For several months the church had undergone a facelift inside the church sanctuary, fellowship hall, offices and education building. The outside of the church had been painted in beautiful earth tone colors along with new landscape to enhance the front of the building.

In June of last year, the church welcomed their new pastor, Gary Price and his family during a Special Pastoral Installation Service. Gary Price is a native of Honey Grove, TX and a graduate of East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, Texas, from which he holds the degree, Bachelor of Arts in Religion. He is a graduate of George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University in Waco, TX from which he holds the degree, Master of Divinity with emphasis on theological studies. Gary is married to his high school sweetheart, Magen Upchurch Price. They have four children, three sons and one daughter. Magen is well established in her photography business and has enjoyed sharing her talents with the local area.

Gary has strong convictions about the Church, Scripture and Missions, believes salvation is a gift, purchased by the blood of Christ, and freely offered to all.

Recently a member summarized the church. He stated, “God has done some wonderful things at Trinity Baptist Church the past five years. I don’t know of a better church with more loving members in Orange County.”

Special music for the Sept. 13 service will be provided by the Trinity Baptist Choir, under the direction of Dan Cruse. Featured vocalist will be Liz LeBlanc and Cameron Collier. Dan serves as worship leader and is married to Sarah Cruse.

Everyone is invited to come and celebrate this great occasion. Sunday School will be at 9:45 a.m. and Sunday Worship Service will start at 11 a.m. A covered dish and brisket luncheon will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service. Members and guest are invited to attend and enjoy fellowship. The church is located at 1819 N. 16th St. in Orange.