Leadership & Staff
Blaine has been serving as Senior Pastor since March of 2018. He served as a Senior Pastor in Michigan for 15 years and as the President of the Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches from 2010 - 2018. Blaine has been married to his wife Autumn since 1991. They have three children, one from each of the last three decades. Blaine loves the Bible and helping people understand and apply it to their lives. He enjoys hunting and fishing with their son Tony.
Blaine has a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Briercrest Bible College, a Master of Arts in Pastor Ministry, a Master of Divinity in Theology from Trinity Seminary and Bible College, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Acadia Divinity College.
Steven was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but moved to Spokane as an infant. He graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a Bachelor's in Music. He loves to play the saxophone. He married his best friend and love of his life, Kimberly in July, 2016. Steven and Kimberly feel God’s blessings as they work with youth and see growth in the students’ lives as they discover who they are and how they fit into God's plan.
Building and Grounds Team & Congregation Care Team
Tom is “partially” retired and is presently teaching Geology and Astronomy at Whitworth University. Tom and wife Lonni enjoy the out-of-doors. His personal scripture is: “Jesus Christ, yesterday, today and yes, forever.” The Building and Grounds Team is responsible for maintenance of the Trinity facility inside and out. The team also oversees capital improvements such as remodeling the church library and repaving the parking lot.
Deacon Board Secretary, Social and Finance Teams
Tom is a retired public school administrator. He and his wife Lorraine have attended Trinity for over 40 years.They have four children and 11 grandchildren. In addition to finance, Tom also works with the Social Team, which coordinates the major social functions of the church. Tom is an avid sports enthusiast and has played on baseball and softball teams for more than 50 years.
Philip also serves on the Audio/Visual team at Trinity. He and wife Rebekah have been married for 17 years and have three children. Philip enjoys spending time with the family, cooking and cycling.
Philip was born in Canada. is a British citizen and a naturalized U.S. citizen. He holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Santa Cruz. His expertise is in applied optics and virus detection. Prior to accepting a Professorship at Whitworth University, Philip and family lived in San Jose, California, where he worked as a research scientist. He also started a biotechnology company focused on detecting viruses. Besides teaching at Whitworth, Philip founded the Microdevices Lab to investigate novel ways to make devices on the scale of the diameter of a human hair.
Rebekah accepted Jesus as savior at about five years old and was a significant factor in leading Philip to the Lord at age 16 after which they were high school sweethearts. They were married after Philip completed his bachelor's degree and have been involved in various ministries ever since. Rebekah has been involved in children's and junior high ministries, and the worship service team. Philip has served in audio and visual ministries in some capacity for over 24 years including training up and leading a team. Philip and Rebekah felt called to Trinity (2018) after being impressed with the peoples' servant hearts, generosity and kindness.
Global Outreach TeamNik
Nick grew up in San Diego, California and enlisted into the United States Army after high school. He met and married his wife Gail, also an Army veteran, at Fort Lewis, Washington. They have three boys, Darien, Ryan and Dracen.
Nick attended graduate school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and then went on to pursue a degree in podiatric medicine from California School of Podiatric Medicine. Presently, he is working with the Department of Veterans Affairs her in Spokane. He continues to serve the Lord with an open heart and mind and seeks an intimate relationship with our Lord seeking knowledge and wisdom to be an effective servant.
Mark was born in Chicago, Illinois and then moved to a rough neighborhood in Aurora, Illinois where fighting everyday was the norm. Thus, his dad decided to move the family to Spokane when Mark was nine years old.
While playing a poker game in his Junior year at the University of Nebraska a man shared Christ with Mark and he trusted Christ as his savior. That man discipled Mark by writing him a personal letter every month for 43 years before going to heaven. About that time Mark was drafted into the Army and served two years as a Military Policeman.
After graduating from college, Mark worked at Circle Boy's Ranch - a Christian Group Home near Spokane. While there he met his sweetheart Cindy Heilsberg (soon to become Cindy Lewis.) Cindy had become a Christian at the tender age o nine at a camp meeting. Subsequently, Mark completed his Seminary education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago.
Mark and Cindy have two children. Matt and Kristi. They each have a daughter and more on the way. Mark worked at Spokane County Juvenile Court for 39 years, managing the Probation Department and at other times the Detention Facility. The Couple joined Trinity Baptist Church in the late 1980's and have served in various capacities since that time.