While some kids dream of growing up to be a doctor or an astronaut, ever since the time Daniel was a young child all he have ever wanted to do is be a pastor. It is a task that is truly his life’s calling and has been the central motivating factor of everything in his life up to this point. Beginning at the age of 19, he was given the tremendous privilege of serving God’s people and serving God’s church. Since that time, Daniel has served in various ministerial roles including Youth Pastor, Staff Pastor, Sunday School teacher, Small Group Leader, and Senior Pastor. There is nothing he loves more than ministering to people and building eternal relationships. Starting in 2009, while serving as a youth pastor, Daniel began to realize the tremendous need to better equip himself for the immense task that lay ahead, first pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Church Ministries, and then a Th. M. from Dallas Theological Seminary. Throughout his studies and ministry he continues to be amazed at the goodness and greatness of the God we serve! He is excited to see what the future holds and what God is going to do at Trinity Baptist Church.
Daniel’s life’s purpose and personal mission statement is “To reach others with the Gospel message of Christ’s redemptive work for mankind. To disciple and equip new believers to live an effectual and consistent Christian life. To be immersed in a body of believers that strives to pursue the Great Commission and to live a faithful Christian life. And finally to be a part of a ministry that is both relevant and effective.”
Andrew grew up in Linesville Pennsylvania and graduated from Linesville High School in 2006. With a heart guided to serve in full-time ministry, he attended and graduated from the small bible school located in Johnson City, NY – Davis College where he attained his Bachelors in Religious Education degree and met his beautiful wife Katie. They got married in September of 2013 and now have two daughters, Abigail & Natalie.
Upon graduation, he joined the Pennsylvania Air National Guard as an Information Technology Specialist and since completing his Masters in Divinity, he is now currently serving as a chaplain candidate for the Air Force Reserves.
During his deployment in 2016, he received a call to serve with the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach). From there, he was matched with Trinity Baptist Church to serve as the Campus Minister for The Ohio State University at Marion & Marion Technical College. He combines this ministry with the young adult ministry from Trinity Baptist.
Wendy was born in Gallipolis, Ohio and is a graduate of North Gallia High School and the University of Findlay. She and her husband, Todd, moved to Marion in 1994. She has a degree in elementary education. Wendy taught in Marion City Schools for 19 years. Wendy has been attending Trinity since 1994. In September of 2016, she began serving as the children’s education director. Todd and Wendy are the parents of a son, Brock and a daughter, Avery.
Amy Washburn has been working with the youth at Trinity Baptist Church since 2011 as a youth leader. In January of 2016, she was asked to take on the role as Youth Director. She gladly accepted the call and is thoroughly enjoying the time she spends ministering to the youth of TBC.
Amy is a Marion native and graduated from River Valley. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Education degree in Middle Childhood Education from The Ohio State University. She has been a teacher at River Valley Middle School since 2008.
Amy is blessed to be called “Mom” by her wonderful son, Dalton. He is the reason she does what she does. She and Dalton share their home with their canine friends, Reagan and Fergie.
Sheryl Simmons has been married to Harry Simmons since 1985 and has three children, Amy, Sarah, and Michael. She is a graduate of Taylor University and has lived in Marion all of her life.