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WE BELIEVE

  • The one, true God of the Bible is most clearly revealed to the world in the incarnate Son, Jesus Christ the Lord.
  • The Good News of the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • That salvation (forgiveness of sins, release from guilt and condemnation, reconciliation with God) and eternal life are granted in grace to all who trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • The primary purpose of the Bible is to point to Jesus Christ, the living Lord of the Church.
  • The Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired Word of God, and is the final written authority and trustworthy for faith and practice.
  • The Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are the authority of Christian faith, and we do not accept any humanly devised confession or creed as binding.
  • That Scripture is to be interpreted responsibility under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
  • That witnessing to the person and work of Jesus Christ is the ongoing task of every Christian and every Church.
  • The local church/congregation is the fundamental unit responsible for sharing the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ and guiding, assisting and preparing believers to do ministry.
  • The church is a gathered fellowship of regenerated believers, a sign of the coming universal reign of Jesus Christ.
  • The two ordinances of the Church are full immersion baptism and Holy Communion
  • Committed individual believers can and should approach God directly.
  • The Holy Spirit gives each believer one or more spiritual gifts.
  • AffiliationsEach believer must seek to discover his/her gift(s) and use them to build up the Church to do the work of ministry.

OUR AFFILIATIONS

  • American Baptist Churches in the USA (ABC-USA)
  • American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS)
  • The Berean Missionary Baptist Association, Inc.

OUR HISTORY

≈ January through December 2013 ≈

ESTABLISHMENT:  Trinity Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia came forth from a seed planted by God in the heart of Reverend Lolita L. Hickman, M. Div.  After serving in several ministerial capacities within the Savannah area, Rev. Hickman received the urging of the Holy Spirit to “plant a new church”.  With much prayer and guidance from the Triune God—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, planning for the church began, and Trinity Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia was officially incorporated on October 22, 2012.

God has called Trinity Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia to be a community of disciples who are devoted to:
1) Worshipping the triune God of the Bible;
2) Becoming Christ-like;
3) Living as temples of the Holy Spirit; and
4) Transforming the community and the world through missional outreach and service.

DEVELOPMENT:  As the organizational process developed, God miraculously “made ways out of no ways” for Trinity Baptist Church with the following blessings:

• Mr. Bruce Adams willingly and lovingly opened the doors of the beautiful Chapel at Adams Funeral Services as the church’s place of worship services.  The Inaugural Worship Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, January 6, 2013.
• Reverend James Nelson, Pastor of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church and President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) offered Holy Spirit’s Fellowship Hall as the site for weekly Prayer Meetings and Bible Study classes.  The first Prayer Meeting and Bible Study class were conducted January 10, 2013.

INAUGURAL WORSHIP SERVICE:

• Our Inaugural Worship Service is a cornerstone of significant historical value to Trinity Baptist Church of Savannah.  We wish to acknowledge the assistance received from family and friends who aided in many capacities to make Trinity Baptist Church a reality.
• The following Friends of Trinity contributed their gifts and talents, participating in our Inaugural Service: Rev. Dr. Alice Brown, Min. Valeria A. Foster, Rev. Dr. Hiawatha Fountain, Rev. Barry Moultrie, Rev. Rosella Ransom, Rev. Andrew Ransom, Rev. Emma J. Koone, Rev. Anthony Mumford, Bishop Dr. Estella E. Shabazz, Pastor Yusuf Shabazz, Min. Alizina Wallace McCoy, Sis. Rosetta Hamilton and Sis. Eleanor Murdock.
• Persons who extended extraordinary assistance and support include the following: Bro. Bruce and Bro. Amari Adams, Pastor W. James Nelson, Pastor Leon Grant and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Sis. Angelia Mumford, Pastor Earl Bledsoe, Pastor Carolyn L. Wells, (the late) Sis. Hessie Bucamper, Bro. James and Sis. Annie Mahone, Bro. Allen and Dr. Shirley Jackson, Sis. Katherine Buckley, and Pastor and Bro. Hickman’s daughter, Tracey Randolph.


MEMBERSHIP:  Listed below are the early members of Trinity Baptist Church by Name; How Joined; and Date :

Pastor Lolita L. Hickman, Christian Experience-January 6, 2013; Bro. Norval Joseph Hickman, Jr., Christian Experience-January 6, 2013; Sis. Annie Edenfield, Christian Experience-January 20, 2013; Sis. Gwendolyn Youmans, Christian Experience-January 20. 2013; Sis. Mozelle Herrington, Christian Experience-January 27, 2013; Sis. Marjorie E. Hawkins, Christian Experience-February 10, 2013; Sis. Lorine Rainer, Christian Experience-February 10, 2013; Min. Anthony R. Mazes, Christian Experience-February 23, 2013; Sis. Marjorie Ramsey, Christian Experience-March 10, 2013; Bro. Randolph Slay, Christian Experience-March 10, 2013; Sis. Traquia Mazes, Christian Experience-March 31, 2013; Bro. Derry Pinkston, Baptism-April 7, 2013; Sis. Ann Mahone, Watch Care-December 8, 2013; and Bro. J. Paul Mahone, Watch Care-December 8, 2013

Rev. Hickman and Rev. Larry Broxton baptized Bro. Pinkston on May 4, 2013 at Christ Memorial Baptist Church where Rev. Broxton is Pastor.

SUNDAY SCHOOL SERVICE:  The first Sunday School class was held January 13, 2013 with Bro. Norval J. Hickman teaching the adult class.  Bro. Randolph Slay came on board April 14, 2013 as a teacher for the adult class.  Sis. Mozelle Herrington taught Pre-Kindergarten through 3st Grades and Sis. Marjorie Hawkins taught Pre-teen and Teen classes, as attendance required.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION:  Members joining by baptism attend New Member Training conducted by Pastor Hickman on the following seven topics: Who is God? Who am I? What is Sin? The Assurance of Salvation. The Church of Jesus Christ. How to Make Disciples, and Staying on Track.  Members joining by Christian Experience, by Letter or Watch Care and those newly baptized are required to attend weekly Prayer Meeting, Bible Study and Sunday school.  Pastor Hickman teaches the weekly Bible Study classes.

MINISTRIES AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS:  During the first church meeting held on March 13, 2013, Rev. Hickman discussed plans and guidelines for several ministries and outreach programs.

• Worship, Music and Praise Ministry:  Volunteer singers were  Sis. Marjorie Hawkins, Min. Anthony Mazes, Sis. Ann Edenfield and Sis Lorine Rainer.  Subsequently, Sis. Gwen Youmans became a member.  Ms. Shakira Dilworth, a 14-year old piano student served as Church pianist and first played during the worship service on March 3, 2013.  As of August 18, Elder Marcia Anthony serves as pianist on third Sundays.
• Ushers Ministry:  Bro. Derry Pinkston began serving as the first usher under the guidance and assistance of Sis. Gwen Youmans August 12, 2013.  Prior to that time, visiting ushers served.
• Prayer and Care Team Ministry:  Min. Mazes initially accepted the responsibility of leading the Ministry to function as both in-reach and outreach assistance.  Sis. Marjorie Ramsey is now the Coordinator.
• Safe Shelter:  The church chose to provide material and financial support to Safe Shelter.  Sis Hawkins agreed to be the contact person for the Shelter with Sis. Rainer assisting her.
• Salvation Army:  The church also supports the Salvation Army.  Bro. Hickman serves as the contact person.
• Community Outreach:  Trinity provided a Thanksgiving meal for a family in need and supported a family through the Angel Tree Program sponsored by Union Mission.

CHURCH ADMINISTRATION:

• Administrator: Pastor Hickman is responsible for overall administration of Church business affairs.
• Business Meeting:  Church meetings were held on March 17, June 9, Sep 29, and December 8, 2013.
• Church Clerk:  Sis. Marjorie E. Hawkins serves as Acting Church Clerk.
• Website:  Bro. Joe Hickman spearheads all matters pertaining to the Church website.  The site became fully functional in September 2013 at www.trinitybaptistsavannah.org.
• Church History:  Bro. Randolph Slay serves as church historian.
• Church Newsletter:  Bro. Slay and Sis. Hawkins will coordinate efforts to publish the first Church Newsletter; planned publication of the first issue is January 2014.
• Organizational Membership: Trinity became a member of the Berean Baptist Association on October 19, 2013. Pastor Hickman is the first female Pastor to affiliate with Berean in the organization’s 114-year history.
• Church/Pastor’s Anniversary/Pastor’s Installation Committee:  Sis. Gwen Youmans chairs the Committee to plan this Three-in-One Celebration. Committee members are: Sis. Rainer, Sis. Ramsey, Sis, Mahone, Sis. Edenfield and Sis. Hawkins. All other members as well as several Friends of Trinity assist the Committee.
• Facebook:  Sis. Marjorie Hawkins’ daughter, Cheria facilitated the establishment of Trinity’s Facebook page.
• Counseling Service:  Pastor Hickman provides family and individual counseling on an as-needed basis at the office graciously provided at the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church.


COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP:  During our first year of worship services, God has blessed Trinity Baptist Church with the visitation and assistance of the below listed messengers of God as they have aided in various aspects of our services.

Rev. Dr. Alfonza Cunningham, Jonesville Baptist Church PAW, served as Worship Leader and preacher March 24, 2013.
Pastor Arly Pierre-Louis, Mt. Olive International Ministries (Richmond, VA) preached August 18, 2013.
Rev. Dr. Alice N. Brown, Elder, Overcoming by Faith Ministries, serves as Worship Leader each 2nd Sunday.

In the spirit of Christian fellowship Trinity Baptist Church had its first sharing of worship on May 23, 2013 celebrating the 119th Church Anniversary of Bolton Street Missionary Baptist Church, where Rev. Perry L. Tyson is Pastor.  On June 30, 2013 we worshipped with Christ Memorial Baptist Church in their Jubilee Service, Rev. Larry L. Braxton, Pastor. On September 22, 2013, Trinity Baptist Church again shared in worship with Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church as they celebrated Harvest Day; Rev. Dennis Frazier was host Pastor.

During our first year of ministry, Pastor Hickman also preached for the Emmanuel Baptist Church (Washington, DC); Bryan Neck Baptist Church (Richmond Hill, GA), St. Luke Baptist Church and Holy Ghost Tabernacle Women’s Conferences.

Because of the Grace and Mercy of the Triune God – the Father, the Son and the Holy Sprit, the Trinity Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia continues to grow spiritually both collectively and individually.  As we celebrate this First Anniversary, we know that we must continue to work diligently to bring lost souls to Christ through love and witnessing.  It is our God-inspired mission to preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people who are hurting, broken, “un-churched,” and to all who are seeking and needing a Word from the Lord. In so doing, we will execute the Great Commission of Jesus Christ in love: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20/ NIV).

We are truly blessed to be under the charge and leadership of our faithful, esteemed and God fearing Pastor, Reverend Lolita L. Hickman. To God be the glory!

OUR STAFF

OUR MISSION

It is the mission of Trinity Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia, to preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people who are hurting, broken, "un-churched," seeking and needing a Word from the Lord. In so doing, we will execute the Great Commission of Jesus Christ in love: "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (NIV - Matthew 28: 19-20).

OUR VISION

God has called Trinity Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia to become a community of disciples who are devoted to:

  1. Worshipping the triune God of the Bible;
  2. Becoming Christ-like;
  3. Living as temples of the Holy Spirit; and
  4. Transforming the community and the world through missional outreach and service.

 


 

REV. LOLITA HICKMAN

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