Our Ministry Team
Before coming to New Hampshire, I served for ten years as an assistant pastor in North Carolina and Virginia. Now at Trinity Baptist Church, I’ve been entrusted with the joyful task of proclaiming Christ to the people of God week after week. God promises that he will use his Word to build his church, and it is both thrilling and humbling to play a role in what God is doing here. Besides this, I get to work with a gifted team of pastors, deacons, and staff.
My aim to faithfully shepherd God’s people has shaped my educational journey. I have a B.A. in Humanities, an M.A. in Bible, a Th.M. in Biblical Spirituality, and a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldviews.
My beautiful wife Christa and our four children—Anna Grace, Nate, Miles, and Karis—serve alongside me. Christa and I are committed to strengthening our marriage, teaching our children to love God, and helping others become more like Christ.
I occasionally blog at jonathanthrelfall.com.
After serving for 17 years in local churches and Christian education in South Carolina and Mexico, I moved to beautiful New Hampshire in August 2021 with my wife, Heather, and our two children, Ana Sofia and Matias. I desire to encourage and coordinate the members of TBC to live Jesus’ life together in gathered worship as well as at home, work and play and to invite others into our lives to follow Jesus with us. My academic training includes a B.A. and M.A. in Bible and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology. I enjoy talking about history, theology, ministry and anything else with my wife, exploring the outdoors with my family and making new friends or catching up with old ones over a good cup of coffee.
Director for Educational Ministries
After earning a B.S. in Math Education and a M.S. in Educational Administration, I served in Christian schools in New England for thirteen years before joining the Trinity Christian School administration in July of 2013. My desire is to complement Trinity Baptist Church’s mission of discipleship by partnering with families who seek to train their children spiritually, academically, and socially for lifelong service to Christ.
Along the way, I have the privilege of teaming with incredible faculty members who joyfully give themselves daily to providing our students with a Biblical worldview and quality education. I enjoy spending time with our terrific student body by teaching math.
My wife Carrie and I were blessed to adopt twin daughters, Ana and Lily, in 2014. God used the foster care process to increase our dependence on Him and to reveal His faithfulness and loving care for us. When I’m not in the classroom or office, I enjoy coaching basketball, searching for golf balls in the woods, and rooting for our beloved New England teams with Carrie.
Director of Facilities & Operations
LEAP Preschool Director
Trinity Music Academy Director
Early Childhood Ministry Director
Food Services Director
Women’s Ministry Coordinator