Trinity Baptist Church first anniversary, 9-11 service
Sunday, Sept. 11 will mark the first anniversary of the Trinity Baptist Church of Orange. The first Anniversary and 9-11 Memorial Service will honor the church members and friends who have worked to make this first year a tremendous success. Those lost 10 years ago during the 9-11 tragedy will be remembered. The church will host as honored guest first responders from various agencies in the Orange Area. First responders are always available to protect the citizens of the Orange Area 24 hours a day.
Dr. Charles (Rusty) Walton will deliver the message during this special service. The theme of the message will be “Honoring our past and claiming our future.” Dr. Walton’s approach to leadership has been to develop a relationship with the people of the congregation as he taught and preached God’s word.
He is quoted by Dr. Paul Powell in the book, A Digest for Church Renewal, as saying, “We cannot lead people unless we love people”. This statement summarizes the pastoral heart of Dr. Walton. He stated, “God has done some wonderful things at Trinity Baptist Church this past year. I don’t know of a better church with more loving members in Orange County.”
The church, formally the longtime home of the Park Avenue Methodist Church is located at 1408 W. Park Ave. at 14th Street. Before the Inaugural Service one year ago, the historic church, underwent a facelift to prepare for the event. Upon entering the church, the open foyer serves as a welcome area for members and guest to visit before church services. A vestibule invites members and guest into the beautiful sanctuary featuring stained glass windows, high ceiling and warm lovely wood.
Special music for the Sept. 11 Service will be provided by the Trinity Baptist Choir under the direction of Dan Cruse. Everyone is invited to come and celebrate this great occasion. Sunday School will be at 9:45 a.m. in the Education Building and the Sunday Worship Service will start at 11 a.m.
A luncheon for the members and their guest will be held at 12:20 p.m. following the service at the Sunset Grove County Club. Reservations are required. The first responders will be honored guest at the luncheon.
Sunday, April 10, 2012, Trinity Baptist Church of Orange will welcome Dr. William H. (Bill) White as guest speaker. Dr. White is well known in the area and was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Orange from 1980 to 1990. He is a graduate of Baylor University, Waco, Texas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas and the Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas. Dr. White and his wife, Vickie live in Duncanville, Texas and have four children.
After retiring, Dr. White has spent his time traveling the country as a Performer Entertainer. He has recorded five CDs: “His World: A Tribute to Jim Reeves”, “Singing the Story: Gospel Songs by Request”, “Remember, I Love You.” “A Matter of Time,” and “Written In Red.” He was named “Entertainer of the Year in 2007 by the Texas International Music Association. Last year, Dr. White’s calendar was full with over l00 performances. He has performed at numerous venues in the Metroplex and across the US, including the White House.
Trinity Baptist Church members welcome guest for the 11 a.m. service and a luncheon will be served afterward in the Church Fellowship Hall. Coffee and cake will be served to guest wishing to drop in and welcome Dr. White back to Orange. The church is located at 1408 W. Park Ave at 14th Street.
Dr. White stated, “Vickie and I are looking forward to seeing our many friends in Orange, it feels like we will be attending a Homecoming Reunion. We are very excited about the visit.”