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Trinity's Core Values
The Bible: The unchanging Word of God is the foundation for life
Community: Created for relationship with God and each other - we live life together
Discipleship: Developing lifelong followers of Jesus who develop followers of Jesus
Worship: Embracing all of life as an opportunity to honor God and faithfully gather together
Missions: Loving people by intentionally sharing Jesus in our community and beyond
Written and adopted by the
Leadership Team of Trinity, July 2015
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Our affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention allows us to participate in giving for worldwide mission causes through the largest missionary organization in the world—the Cooperative Program. Through our church's giving to the Cooperative Program, we support Kingdom work in our local area, the state, and across the world. Southern Baptists have missionaries in North America and full-time missionaries in over 154 other countries throughout the world.
Locally, we are affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention and the Costameda Baptist Association.
About Trinity Church
Our church is on mission to help people become like Christ. We've got lots of love, lots of ministries, and lots of opportunities for you to serve God and others. Please join us for worship, Bible studies, and other community activities for all ages. Also, let us know if we can serve you in any way.
Church Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed daily from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for lunch
What We Believe
God - God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Jesus - Jesus is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sinless sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
The Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives believers spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under HIs control daily.
The Bible - The Bible is God's word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is ultimate truth.
Salvation - Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved by sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Trinity Church subscribes to the Membership Covenant, as adopted on April 28, 2013, and to the more extensive doctrinal statement of The Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1963.
A Brief History of Trinity
In 1952, Livermore was a small town just beginning to feel the impact of the new laboratory that had recently moved into the old Livermore Naval Air Station. That year, on May 15, 1952, missionary Walter Thompson and Mr. Ruel Cook made plans to begin a new Southern Baptist Church in Livermore. The Eagles Hall on North Livermore Avenue was secured for a meeting place. Cards were printed and distributed announcing the start of the new church. Rev. Clarence Moore and Mr. Norm Beckman from the Golden Gate Baptist Church in Oakland helped take a survey in Livermore to locate persons who would be interested in the church.
The first service of Trinity Baptist Church was conducted in the Eagles Hall on June 8, 1952. There were 20 people present for worship and 18 for Sunday School. Mr. Ruel Cook became the first pastor. Mrs. Virginia Prescott and her daughter Sharon were the first 2 persons baptized by the church.
The first permanent facility owned by Trinity (a house) was located at 460 North Livermore Avenue. The congregation soon purchased adjacent houses that were removed to construct more adequate education and worship space. Due to rapid growth in membership during the 1970’s, the church relocated. In 1976, a 10-acre plot of land on Olivina Avenue was purchased from the Livermore School District. Plans were immediately drawn for a new facility on the property. On February 15, 1981, a victory parade was conducted as the congregation said farewell to the old home and marched to the new facility on Olivina Avenue.
There have been 7 pastors at Trinity, Mr. Ruel Cook being the first. The second pastor, Rev. Don Heiss (August 1955), went on to become a missionary in Japan. Other pastors, in order, were: Rev. W. A. Henry (June 1957), Rev. Gerald Travis (April 1962), Rev. Clarence Moore (Nov. 1967), Dr. James M. Morton ( March 1973), Dr. Jim Meek (May 1992), and Pastor Bill Craig (October 2016).