Ministry Staff
Lead Pastor-Bob Guilford


What do you want to see happen at Trinity? 

I get excited teaching the Bible in a relevant way and seeing the "lights go on" as people discover biblical truths. I want to develop disciples that learn the Truth, seek God and His ways, influence their community and invest in God's kingdom. 


Tell us about your family

I'm married to Holly and have six kids and a new grandson. Four of my kids are married, Becca is studying at Grand Valley and Blake is in high school.  We love the changes in the seasons, the outdoors and taking our dog, Wrigley, on daily walks. No, life is never dull but is full of excitement.   

Who do you cheer for? 

I am originally from the Chicago suburbs so I cheer for the Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls. I graduated from Michigan State so I bleed Green and White for the Spartans. 


 Pastor Bob Guilford
Pastor Ben Tacoma
Youth Pastor-Ben Tacoma


Why youth ministry?

It's something adults believers sometime forget, but church is supposed to be fun! All that God has done for us, what we deserved, and the grace we received... church is a celebration of God's work and kingdom! I don't look down on young believers, after all "Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong." 1 Corinthians 1:26-27 

Tell us about your family!

Hananiah and I married in 2010. We had Oliver in 2016 and then Scarlett in 2018. Raising little humans is not an easy task, but it is very rewarding! Hananiah love movies, music, coffee, and Paris. I love science-fiction and fantasy, studying Scripture, and playing difficult board games with my friends. Oliver enjoys cookies, body-slamming balloons, and anything water related. Scarlett enjoys smiling at strangers, melting hearts, and eating crumbs off the floor.

Who do you cheer for? 

Who do you cheer for? (aside from the Green Hornets, obviously)

I mean, I know I'm just a muggle who's never attended Hogwarts, but I still cheer for Gryffindor! I wave the scarlet and gold proudly! I know it's cliche and everyone roots for them but what can I say? They are the best. When Harry caught the golden Snitch in his mouth I think I almost died! There has never been more epic moment in sports history. Sometimes I'll cheer for Hufflepuff, I love a good underdog story. ;)


Children's Ministry Director-Dawn Sweet

Why Children’s Ministry?

I believe children are one of the most important resources we, as Christians, have been given. Because we know that, by the time they reach adolescence, what kids believe about God, themselves and the world around them is largely set in place, my heart’s desire is to help those around me own the urgency of our call to disciple them. If we want our faith to be perpetual, the church must actively partner with parents in raising kids to know love and serve Jesus from their hearts for a lifetime.


Tell us about your family.

I’ve been married to Dennis, a corporate pilot, for over 25 years. Together, we’ve raised our son Donovan on the family farm where both of my men have had free reign to roam, ride, hunt and WORK. Donny is currently at MCC studying Criminal Justice.

I grew up in Jackson, MI and have been up to my ears in Children’s Ministry since I was a child! I taught for almost a decade at a Christian, classical academy, ran the children’s ministries at my previous church and currently co-lead a homeschool group where I teach grammar, literature, history and Bible. My passion is reaching kids with Gospel and training them to serve Jesus.


Who do you cheer for?

MY KIDS…ALL of them. For every. single. spiritual milestone they hit.

Pastor Mark Edwards
Associate Pastor-Mark Edwards

Have you ever done anything with music?

Let's see, music? Well, I was a public school vocal and instrumental teacher/administrator for 31 years.  Had a state and national champion marching/concert/drumline bands and held many offices at the state level for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.  My top band was invited to Russia to tour by their government, won the Toronto International, Washington international and Gatorbowl Marching competitions, and my jazz band won a clinic at the Kennedy Center with Winton Marsalis. My wife and I have collaborated on several musicals and church Cantatas. We strive to involve the arts with our students as a means of outreach.


Tell us about your family.

My family is quite small by Trinity standards with just my wife Denise and my twenty something son Chris.  Both are very active at Trinity. You will see my wife with a guitar upfront or running the sound and computers in the back.  My son will be the guy behind the camera trying to blend in (he is 6ft and the tallest Edwards in the history of our extended family).  We have been a part of the Trinity family for over 25 years. 


Assistant to Lead Pastor - Beth Bellows
Ministry Assistant- Jennifer Swan

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