You are the light of the world...
You are the light of the world...
1968. American troops take off for Vietnam. The honorable Martin Luther King, Jr. tragically takes his final breath for justice. Apollo 8 takes flight with astronauts Anders, Lovell, and Borman orbiting the moon and taking turns reading from the book of Genesis on the largest television broadcast up to that time. Trinity takes its first steps toward becoming a non-denominational, Bible believing, missions minded, charismatic church where the gifts of the Holy Spirit could be expressed and a true family atmosphere enjoyed. We remain passionate about equipping and releasing the next generation of Christian leaders, pastors, worship leaders, and missionaries.
We desire to see people encounter God, be transformed through His presence and grow in relationship with Him. This happens through worship, God speaking to us through the Bible, prayer, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We seek to love people by fostering community relevant to all ages, being a place where people can find healing and restoration (spiritually, emotionally, physically, relationally), and sharing the Gospel locally and globally. We purpose to raise up leaders and equip believers for the work of the ministry.
Kevin Hartke has been a pastor at Trinity since 1985. He has been the Senior Pastor since 1992. He has a BS in biochemistry at University of Missouri and a MA in Theology at Fuller Seminary.
Kevin has been married to Lynne for over 35 years. They have four awesome children, Nathan, Aleah, Katelyn and Zachary; one incredible daughter in-law Rachel, one phenomenal son in-law Todd Butler, and three of the smartest, and amazing grandchildren ever: Micah, Madelyn, and Benjamin! Before moving to Arizona, Kevin and Lynne worked with Cree and Ojibwe native Americans for five years in Minnesota and Canada.
Kevin loves to bring encouragement and freedom found in Christ to individuals, families and a community. He has a call to leadership and influencing government. In this capacity he serves as Vice Mayor for the City of Chandler and Director of "For Our City, Chandler", a faith initiative uniting faith communities, non-profits, government and the business community across the city to collaborate, volunteer and serve together. Kevin also serves on regional boards and commissions addressing transportation, economic development, and human services.
When he finds free time, he likes to hike, bike, work out, talk with people, be active in the community, and champion his wife's, children's and grandchildren's endeavors.
Pastor Scott oversees the children’s and youth ministries at Trinity. He has been in pastoral ministry since 1987 and was first licensed and ordained by the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in La Habra, Ca. Scott has been serving at Trinity since 1995. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Pacific Christian College in Fullerton, California.
Scott grew up going to church, but at sixteen he noticed a group of his peers were totally sold out for Jesus. God convicted him that there was more to life than trying to be good and going to church, so he completely surrendered his life to Jesus, was baptized in the Holy Spirit, and has been serving Him ever sense. Scott married his wife, Andrea, in 1992 and is blessed with three children, Noah, Eden, and Samuel. He loves sports, hiking, reading, going to movies, playing games like Scrabble and Backgammon, and exploring new fine dining restaurants. He is also an avid Suns, Cardinals and Diamondbacks fan. Scott loves working with children and youth helping them become world changers who seek Jesus intimately, share Jesus powerfully, and serve Jesus faithfully.
Georgia Hasslacher, along with her husband Eric and a group of talented and dedicated musicians and vocalists, has been leading worship at Trinity Christian Fellowship since late 2009. Georgia is a singer and songwriter with a passion to see people connect with and have lasting and meaningful encounters with Jesus during times of corporate worship.
Besides being a devoted wife to her best friend and husband Eric and raising four gifted and much loved sons, Georgia has also poured her life into multiple types of ministry both on and off the platform. She and her family have had an opportunity to minister in many other countries including Africa, Scotland and the Netherlands both in speaking, healing ministry and worship leading capacities. Georgia has found great joy in leading worship in multiple venues. She and husband Eric have been privileged to lead worship in churches in many other parts of the world, prisons, neighbor's homes, fellowship groups, and even once on an upside down bucket in a hospice facility.
Georgia started writing songs for her family at around 4 years of age. She has continued to write music and published an album in 2006 and she and her husband are currently working on finishing a new project.
Georgia also enjoys children's literature and is working on finishing a children's book for publication. Georgia loves being with her family and friends, learning new things, collaborating with other musicians, as well as shoe shopping, good coffee and eating gelato!
Jose Donan was born in the country of El Salvador in the month of January, 1960. At the age of 17 he left his country in search of economic prosperity and advanced education. In March of 1979, Jose arrived in Chandler and began to work as a laborer in an agricultural farm. That same year Jose met the love of his life, Belen Garcia Donan. They got married in 1980. Jose and Belen have a son, David Donan who is married to Karla Donan, and two precious grandchildren Belencita and Jose David Donan. Jose finished high school at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix. God changed Jose Donan's life in 1984. At that time he moved from being an agricultural worker to work as an apprentice in a mechanical engineering shop. Jose learned several trades related to the manufacture of industrial machinery and metal structures; but his greatest development was in the personal knowledge of God and the divine plan for his life.