Who We Are
At Trinity, our purpose is to be a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ who are dedicated to following his example of ministry through:
We believe that every member is a minister by his or her choice to follow the call of God given through Jesus Christ.
As such, our vision is to equip every member for service (Ephesians 4:11-13) and to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20) by faithfully proclaiming the gospel through worship, discipleship, fellowship, service, and outreach.
We are partners with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southern Baptist Convention.
The spirit of love undergirded the faith and prayers of 65 people who met on Wednesday, February 4, 1953, in the Colquitt Hotel dining room. They came to seek God’s will as to the need for another Baptist church in Moultrie.
The spirit of love undergirded the faith and prayers of 65 people who met on Wednesday, February 4, 1953, in the Colquitt Hotel dining room.
They came to seek God’s will as to the need for another Baptist church in Moultrie. After an extended session of prayer and personal testimony, the group felt led of the Lord to take the first steps as directed by His leadership.
Weekly prayer meetings were held in the Huber building at the corner of Second Avenue and First Street, Southwest which was generously offered for this purpose. From the beginning, the movement was sparked by a feeling of individual obligation to accept any job, whether menial or executive. The slogan was “No one says no.” As plans progressed, advice and counsel were sought from several Baptist ministers, but final decisions were always based on what the majority felt to be leadership of the Lord.
By the time the church was finally constituted on Wednesday, April 15, 1953, the meeting place had gradually assumed the appearance of a dignified place of worship, and the people were ready to assume the spiritual and financial responsibility delegated them by the Organizing Council.
The first Sunday worship service was held April 19, 1953. Dr. John Jeter Hurt of Atlanta preached the sermon “Adventuring with Jesus.” Sunday School Classes and departments met in adjacent offices, the YMCA, Colquitt Theater, and nearby homes graciously offered by neighbors.
On May 6, 1953, it was voted unanimously to name the new church Trinity Baptist Church. It was decided to purchase a lot on the corner of Second Street and Twelfth Avenue Southeast. Two lots opposite the property were given to the church for the pastorium; two other lots, north and east of the church property, were presented for a parking lot and expansion.
Several distinguished preachers filled the pulpit in the modest store building church until Dr. T.F. Callaway, retired minister from Thomasville, became the first regular supply pastor on June 3, 1953. Dr. Guy Atkinson, Norman College President, succeeded Dr. Callaway on August 1 and supplied until Dr. Montague Cook of First Baptist, LaGrange, was called as our first pastor. October 4, 1953, was a day of joy and thanksgiving as Dr. Cook preached his first sermon to the new congregation.
Activity for the next six months centered on the building program. Construction on the pastorium began December 3, 1953, and was completed April, 1954. On April 26, groundbreaking ceremonies were held. These two important events marked the first anniversary of Trinity.
By the second anniversary, a spiritual dream had become reality. The congregation left the little store building with many happy memories and moved into the magnificent new church building on Twelfth Avenue Southeast.
On Dedication Sunday, May 22, 1955, Dr. T. W. Tippet, Georgia Baptist Sunday School Secretary; Gainer Bryan, Training Union Secretary; and Janice Singleton, WMU Secretary, brought greetings from the Georgia Baptist Convention. Dr. Guy Atkinson preached the dedicatory sermon. The spirit of the joyful people on that Dedication Sunday was reflected by a paragraph in the program dedicated “to the Glory of the Lord”: “On this day, May 22, 1955, as we formally enter our church building, we have reached the goal we set . . ., only to realize this is not our goal at all, but only a stepping stone toward greater service to God, whose goodness made this achievement possible.”
In 1960, the DeLoache Memorial Chapel was added, a gift from the DeLoache family. This beautiful small replica of the church sanctuary was dedicated September 21, 1960. The educational building was built at a cost of $300,000 and dedicated May 14, 1969.
In 1987, the fellowship hall and kitchen were enlarged and totally renovated by Barber Construction Company.
A major overhaul of all buildings was accomplished in 1997. Dedication of the refurbished facilities was October 19, 1997. June 13, 1999, was a red-letter day for Trinity with the note burning which retired the renovation debt.
In 1997, bylaws were adopted by the congregation, allowing legal incorporation. The bylaws were amended 2021.