Meet Our Team

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John Wheat, Senior Pastor
John came to Trinity in July of 2012. Prior to coming to Trinity, John served eight years as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Kenedy, Texas. He served seventeen years as a youth minister and eight years as a college minister before becoming a pastor. He is a graduate of Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has completed the certificate of Advanced Biblical Studies at Bethel Seminary. He is married to Melinda. Their oldest daughter Mandi is married to Jake Kelley and they have three sons Jackson, Benjamin and Boone. The Kelleys live in Abilene where Jake serves on staff at The Well.  Their youngest daughter Amy lives in Kerrville and works at the Hill Country Youth Ranch. John’s hobbies include anything that involves a ball, cycling, fishing, hunting and spending time with his wonderful family.
 
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Larry Danks, Worship

Larry joined the TBC staff in September of 2006 after having served churches in Arkansas and Missouri. Larry and Mary Pat have three grown children and seven “super” grandchildren. Larry has a heart to help the church worship well. His strengths are evident on the platform on Sunday morning, in the choir loft as each group rehearses and in his desire to meet and encourage each person to use the gifts God has given them to serve the Lord. Mary Pat enjoys singing and performing dramas. She also serves on the video team for worship. Larry has earned degrees from Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar, MO. and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO
 
 
JD Templeton, Adult Discipleship

JD connected with the Trinity family in April 2016. He and wife Kimberly have two adult sons, Joel and Daniel. The couple met at Angelo State University through the Baptist Student Ministry. Their journey has taken them to Syracuse, NY, Ft. Worth, and most recently fourteen years as pastor of FBC Cotton Center. JD likes most anything outdoors, Kimberly is a hostess extraordinaire, and together they enjoy looking for lost treasures at trade days. JD’s education includes ASU, Tarleton State, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is driven to help people connect with God and one another, especially through small group settings. His most recent favorite quote is from author Bill Hull – “Discipleship…a way of life for all of life!”

 
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Travis Garcia, Youth Discpleship
A native of South Texas, Travis joined the staff at Trinity in August of 2009. During his time in high school he felt God calling him toward vocational ministry. Travis is an alumnus of Howard Payne University, it was during his time there that God revealed youth ministry as the specific area of service. He earned a degree in Youth Ministry and is actively pursuing a master’s degree. It was also at HPU that Travis met his wife Erin. The Garcia’s have one son; enjoy cooking, eating, and trips to the coast.
 
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Kellee Parish, Child Discipleship
Kellee Parish began at TBC in Feb 2015. She has formerly served as minister to children at FBC Oak Hill, Shearer Hills BC, and Indiana Avenue BC. She has also served at Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center and as Associate BSM Director at Texas Tech before God led her to children’s ministry. She is an alumni of Angelo State University & Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is married to Tres and they have three schnauzers.
 
 
 
 

Clint Brown, Business Administrator

Clint and his family came to Kerrville from Waco, TX in November 2013 when he joined Trinty’s staff. Coming from a Christian family it seemed natural for him to follow Jesus as a child having grown up at FBC Friendswood here in Texas. While in high school he felt God’s calling to ministry and has served the church ever since. He is an alum of East Texas Baptist and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Beth Ann, have two young boys, Cayden and Easton.
 
 
Pastoral Care Assistants
Frank Brooksher

Frank joined the ministerial staff of TBC in June 2015. Frank and Sharron Hawk partner together to lead a group of dedicated volunteers in the PASTORAL CARE ministry. This ministry focuses on Trinity members and their families during hospital stays, visits to assisted living facilities, and those members unable to attend church due to illness or disabilities.

Frank retired in 2000 with 32 years in law enforcement. He and his wife Judy have been members of Trinity for the last 16 years. They have two daughters, Tanya and Tara and a son Trent. Five grandchildren bless their loves also. Frank enjoys hunting,fishing and golf.
 
Sharron Hawk

Sharron joined the staff in June 2015. Sharron has her degree in Nursing from Baylor University. She also studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care. She retired after 25 years of service with the International Mission Board where she served in a variety of capacities. After serving 10 years in Nigeria she was asked to move to Richmond and direct training for short term missionaries. The last 10 years in Richmond she served as Member Care consultant where she travelled the world ministering to missionaries and their families. Since leaving the International Mission Board she returned to nursing including 6 years as a hospice nurse. She is so grateful to serve on the pastoral care team where she is able to continue to fulfill the passion God has placed in her heart. Her passion is to reflect God’s love as she walks alongside people as they are experiencing difficult days.