Who We ARE

Trinity held its first service on March 18, 1966. It was the vision of our first Pastor, W.F. Carlile, who was blessed and sent out by First Assembly of God in Cookeville. Ten families joined that vision and First Assembly of God in Algood was born. On August 1, 1977, under Pastor Buford Nivens, our name changed to Trinity Assembly of God.

Over the years, our church has steadily focused on serving the people of the Upper Cumberland. Though Trinity has gone through many changes, we are still a vibrant church that is committed to our original vision. Our purpose is to love people into a life-changing relationship with Jesus. We do that by LOVING God and people, GROWING together to spiritual maturity, and SERVING our community.

We are passionate about following Jesus and just as passionate about bringing people into a relationship with Him. We joyfully partner with other pastors and churches in our region because we believe that we are ONE CHURCH for whom Jesus gave His life.

If you would like to know more about us, or are interested in joining our church family, you can participate in our online class, "Our DNA," or contact the church office.

Our Pastors

Our pastors and staff are a wonderful group of people who are fully committed to serving you and your family. Just use the contact information below to connect with them. They look forward to hearing from you!

  • Jason & Susan Yarbrough

    Lead Pastors

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    Pastor Jason and Susan have been in ministry together for over 30 years. They served as Trinity's Worship Pastors from 1999-2002 and returned in August, 2020 to serve as our lead pastors. They have 3 adult children and 1 grandson.

  • Shelton & Nicole Campbell

    Worship & Media

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    Pastor Shelton & Nicole got involved at Trinity in 2011 by becoming part of Chi Alpha, a ministry to college students on the campus of Tennessee Tech. In 2014, Pastor Shelton became the full-time worship pastor at Trinity and we are blessed by his passion for God.

  • Kevin & April Frieze

    Discipleship & Pastoral Care | Administration

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    Pastor Kevin & April have been on staff since 2003, though both attended Trinity long before that. Both have a tremendous heart for ministry and you'll usually find them serving faithfully behind the scenes. They have 2 children.

  • Carl David & Cecilia Gilbert

    Online Campus

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    Pastor Carl David & Cecilia have been part of Trinity for several years but have recently joined our staff as pastors to our online community. Both are graduates of Rhema in Oklahoma. They have one son, Sonny D, who is the joy of their lives.

  • Bryant McNatt


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    Bryant joins the Trinity staff from Florida, but was a previous resident of Tennessee, having helped his parents start a church in Manchester. Bryant is a graduate of Southwestern University and has a passion to help children encounter God and the presence of the Holy Spirit.

  • Drew & Kelsey Hawkins


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    Drew & Kelsey join us with several years of ministry experience in youth, worship, media, missions, and more, Drew grew up as a pastor's kid and Kelsey was a part of our youth group as a student. They have one son, Judah.


Our church wouldn't exist without the efforts of our faithful staff!

  • Melinda Bilbrey

    Prayer Director


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  • Ken Davis

    Media Director

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  • Emily James

    Admin Assistant

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  • Hope James


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  • Richard Key


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  • Jessica SanFilippo

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Our Board Members

The members of our church board are elected by our congregation and serve faithfully as they help our pastor guide the financial affairs of our church.

  • Steve & Sarah Allen 

    Appointed 2021

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  • Howard & Melinda Bilbrey

    Elected 2020

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  • Mark & Frances Davis

    Elected 2018

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  • Mike & Kylene Meihls

    Elected 2018

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  • Steve & Terri Richardson 

    Elected 2022

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  • Stephen & Sarah Simmons 

    Elected 2022

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Trinity is a member of a voluntary cooperative fellowship of churches called the Assemblies of God. Though the thousands of AG churches can be very different in expression, our beliefs are aligned with the truth of the Bible.

You can read more about our core beliefs HERE.

You can read more about our fundamental truths HERE.

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