STAFF BIOs

Lead Pastor & Wife

Gerald T. and Sherry Justus

Trinity Life Church of God was organized by J. T. Roberts Sr. June 13, 1951, with 12 members, under the guidelines of the church of God; an international denomination headquartered in Cleveland Tennessee. It is a well-established church and is well know throughout Florida and the Church of God denomination.

Our church has been distinguished by several outstanding pastors including Joe Anderson, Marvin Alderman, Earl Deese, Woodrow W. Thomas, James Cossey, E. J. Reynolds, Hulet Smith, Brian Barnett, and John L. Walker. The present church building was built under the pastorate of Woodrow Thomas in 1978.

In November 2002, Sherry and I had the privilege of coming to Trinity Life Church to Pastor after Pastoring in Indiana and North Georgia.  Being raised in the Church of God, with a rich heritage dating back to 1906 in Johnson City, Tennessee, the Pentecostal experience takes hold in our lives.  Our goal is to reach souls and disciple people for the kingdom of God and the church is still all about “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.”

God blessed us by giving us three wonderful children, Jason, Stacey & Charity and 10 wonderful grandchildren, Austin, Ariel, Peyton, Kohen, MaKenzie, Kyrsten, Emmalee, Kallen, Josiah, and our last Madison.  We have a very strong belief in family values and the importance of loving your family. We take not only our personal family to heart, but are very thankful for our church family.

We’re looking forward to see where God leads Trinity Life’s Church.

Lead Pastor – Gerald Justus

Vital Youth Pastor & Wife

Justin and Danielle Barnett

Vital is the student ministry arm of Trinity Life church.

Justin is a native of Lakeland and has been the youth pastor of Vital since 2008 but he has been working in youth ministry for over 15 years. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in sociology with a minor in religion. He is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with young people and watching their lives be transformed by God.Justin and his wife Danielle have 4 beautiful children.

Son Seekers Children Pastor and Wife

Rick & Donna Brooks

We teach the children of Trinity Life Church in biblical truths, by using Bible lessons, memory verses, object lessons, drama, church Store, computer videos, games, and puppet ministry. We have Sunday school that starts at 9:45 am and Children’s Church which begins at 10:45am, and Wednesday night service at 6:30 pm. We have play time Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm which allows the children to play WII, air hockey, foosball, and various games.

We have two groups of children Little Son Seekers ages 3 through 5 year olds, and Son Seekers 1st through 5th grade.

Administrative Secretary

Cheryl Harris

Mrs. Harris joined the staff in 2016 after retiring from over 35 years of employment with Publix Credit Union. She and her husband James are active members of Trinity Life. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.

Accounting Secretary

Danielle Barnett joins us as the part time Accounting Secretary.  She’s not only a mother of 4 beautiful children, she’s also a realtor and the wife of our Student Pastor, Justin Barnett.

Music Director and Wife

Joel & Sue McGuire

Joel has been the Minister of Music at Trinity Life Church for over 16 years. We are thankful to have him, along with his Wife Susan as a part of the Team.