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Church Lineage with Selected Milestones

On March 12, 1968 Reverend Rubin L. Creel, acting on a vision from God, made a plea over KNDI radio program, “Gospel Music Time”, to meet at his home to organize a church.  Nine people answered his plea and thus, Trinity Missionary Baptist Church opened its doors on April 28, 1968.  The first worship service was held in two rented classrooms at Aiea Elementary School.



1968 - Rapid growth in membership required a larger facility.  Trinity was relocated to a Quonset hut at 63 Chicago Avenue in the Halawa housing area.


1970 - As a result of highway construction planning and continual growth in membership the hut had to be vacated.  For two years, service was held in a renovated theater in Aiea


1972 - Property was purchased in Pearl City.  However, due to city ordinances, the church was unable to build on the site.  Over the next five years Trinity worshipped in a tent located on the property.


1978 - Trinity moved to its current location, 3950 Paine Circle, formerly home to Community Baptist Church.


1969 - Trinity became a member of the Progressive National Baptist Convention.


1972 - Trinity became a member of the Pacific Southwest Region of American Baptist Churches.


1983 - Trinity recorded two gospel music albums featuring the Voices of Trinity.


1986 - The congregation moved to its new 800-seat sanctuary.


1993 - The Reverend Rubin L. Creel Child Care Ministry was developed.

1997 - A cooling system was installed in the main sanctuary and a professionally designed church sign was installed on the lawn.


1999 - The “Phone Tree”, automated voice message delivery system was installed, allowing announcements to be delivered via the phone.


2002 - The old sanctuary was renovated into an administrative office.  Additionally, the nursery was re-dedicated as the youth facility.


2003 - The Reverend Rubin L. Creel Education Building was renovated and dedicated.


2004 - The nursery was refurbished.  Trinity began ongoing participation in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.


2004 - Minister Alexis Conner becomes the first ordained woman minister at Trinity.


2005 - Members of TMBC participated as an organization in the Annual Great Aloha Run.

2006 - Thirty-six week bible study was offered at Trinity - "Becoming Disciples through Bible Study".

2007 - First Annual Hope Gathering.  Trinity becomes a member of the American Baptist Church/Los Angeles and the Progressive National Baptist Churches.

2008 - Trinity Missionary Baptist Church celebrates our 40th Anniversary serving God and the people of Hawaii.

2011 - Trinity's All-4-Him mission team makes their first trip to Haiti.

2014 - Trinity Missionary Baptist Church with God's help begin the purchase of the land the church sits on.

2016 - Reverend Alexis Conner begins serving as Interim Pastor as search begins.

2017 - Rev. Dr. Anthony J. Cook is elected as Pastor of TMBC!



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