Trinity Baptist Church

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Quinton Runyon, Senior Pastor 
Pastor Quinton brings 19 years of ministry experience (9 as senior pastor) with churches in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Illinois. He has grown at every ministry home and believes that each is a community with a special DNA.

Quinton holds a Masters degree in Ministry from the Centre for the Study of Biblical Research, Redlands, California; a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, and was ordained by Community Fellowship Baptist Church, Mayfield, Kentucky, in 2005.

Prior to his ordainment Quinton enjoyed serving as Youth Leader and Youth Pastor with Baptist churches in Kentucky and Illinois. Quinton's youth involvement extends beyond a faith setting. He has extensive experience with youth as basketball coach for the Meadow Bridge High School Wildcats and with young adults as baseball coach of the Mid-Continent College Cougars. Quinton was also a spokesman and fundraiser for Mid-Continent College in his position as Special Assistant to the President. He also served five years on the Centralia City Schools Board.

Quinton's wife Sara has worked individually with children and youth in local school systems and holds a degree in Office Technology. Their son Will is a Music major at Marshall University with a true passion for percussion. An avid reader, their daughter Whitney is a student at the University of Kentucky.

Shawn Sherwood, Worship Arts Pastor

Shawn Sherwood was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts as a Vocal major. He continued his education at Florida State College at Jacksonville and is finishing his degree with Liberty University. Over the past fourteen years he has had the privilege of singing for such dignitaries as Desmond Tutu and President George Bush. He has served as Music and Student Pastor in every church he has served in over nearly ten years of ministry. Shawn has been involved in music his entire life from a very young age.

Shawn is married to his high school sweetheart, Kellie, from Jacksonville, FL. God has used Shawn and his wife Kellie to minister through both music and the teaching of God’s Word. They have a heart to see God’s people worship freely and see the church carry their worship to the world around them. They both have a desire for the next generation of church leaders, our students. They desire for students to see that God loves them unconditionally and that He has a plan for them. In their free time, Kellie and Shawn love to cook, sing around the piano, and have friends over to play games.

Nancy Stacy, Office Manager

Nancy joined Trinity's staff in November 2004 after retiring from the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government after 32 years of service.  She was seeking a church secretarial position and was very blessed to find Trinity Baptist as a place to serve the Lord.  Nancy has been married to Harold Stacy since June 1973 and has one daughter, Kelly Browning who is married to Chris Browning. Nancy graduated from Lafayette High School and received an Associate Degree from LTI.  She resides in Georgetown and is a member of Georgetown Baptist Church where she is actively involved in WMU and has been the Treasurer/Secretary for many years.

Valli Givens, Food Service Director

As big a job as preparing tasty recipes for Wednesday services and special events, Valli's ministry goes beyond ringing the dinner bell. At the church Monday through Friday, Sundays, and special events, most everyone who comes by sees Valli. She takes deliveries with a smile and a hug. Folks walk in who need someone to listen and pray, having had a loved one pass. A homeless man or woman comes by for a food box. Valli knows they're more open to hearing the word and having their spiritual needs filled once their growling stomachs has been quieted.

One of Valli's dearest memories is of a young adult man who came by about 2008 or so. Struggling, with no work experience and few life skills, he joined the volunteer kitchen staff. Here and there, bit by bit, he learned the Trinity kitchen from the bottom up and today can run the entire operation. He is wanted, needed, and assists in the care of others who also have needs. He still volunteers with Meals on Wheels.

Valli has also been our Meals on Wheels Director since 1997.

A concerned daughter contacted Meals for her alcoholic father who wasn't eating. After a few weeks she called and happily related that her father had gained 12 lbs.

One elderly lady Meals client specifically requests hot meals so she can see the Trinity volunteer who rings her doorbell and hands her her lunch. It's the only person she sees all week.

Meals delivers to young men struggling with mental health issues and trying to live independently. The elderly, the poor, the disadvantaged and disenfranchised have a life-line for a daily meal and personal contact.