40 Years of History

Trinity Assembly of God was the result of about 5 families (one report says 9 people) meeting to pray for a church in this area back in 1976, and that God would send this small group of people a pastor to help start a new work that could grow into a church body.

Mark House, an ex-drug addict, who had recently resigned as Director of Teen Challenge in Muskegon, Michigan had been directed by the Lord to start a new church as an outreach of the First Assembly of God Church in New Albany, Indiana.  Those original praying people and Mark House first met together in April of 1977.

The first service was held at the Old Capital Bank & Trust Company in the Old Capital Plaza. Then the meetings were moved to the Farm Bureau Insurance meeting room, and finally, to the Masonic Lodge.  We met there for over a year until we purchased the Corydon Baptist Church building on North Capitol Street.

When the church body moved into this building there was an average attendance of about 65 people.  Mark House continued to pastor this body of believers until January of 1979.

Don Thompson became our new pastor after Mark House resigned.  The church continued to grow, and in 1980 we hired Gregg Sims as our Assistant Pastor, to work along side of Pastor Don Thompson.

When Don Thompson resigned his position in August of 1981, Assistant Pastor Gregg Sims, became our full-time senior pastor at that time.

In January of 1983, we started a new building program for this 9 acre corner lot, and building we are in now. When this building was completed, our first service was held here on July 1, 1984, and we had a Dedication Service for our new facility on Sunday, July 15. Indiana District Superintendent of the A/G, Charles E. Crank spoke at that service.

Pastor Paul Greer had originally started serving Trinity in 1987 as the Youth Pastor, and then he became the Assistant Pastor to Pastor Gregg Sims in January of 1988.

In May of 1989 Pastor Gregg Sims resigned his position as pastor of Trinity, and in October of that same year, Paul Greer was elected as our new senior pastor, and is currently serving in that position.

Our Father Provides Center opened in 1990, to be a help to the community, with food, clothing, and miscellaneous household items, or gifts and toys around Christmas, and a prayer for anyone at any time that is in need of some spiritual help.

The new Addition was added to the church in 1992, to facilitate church dinners and to have a large room for our teen meetings.  It wasn’t long until we started dividing that room into smaller class rooms.

In April of 1996 the Day Care Ministry, Safe Haven was opened to help fill a need in our community and to help train young children in the Love of God.  In the fall of 1999 Trinity Christian School was started to bring Christian education to young students in our community, but due to ever-increasing cost and low enrollment the school was closed in June of 2007.

In August of 1999, we purchased Lot#26 and part of Lot #25 next to our property for future expansion.  In September of the same year we purchased the old Indian Creek Theater in downtown Corydon, which we soon after named the OASIS MINISTRY CENTER, to house the Our Father Provided, the Youth Services, Banquets, and on and on…..

Pastor Paul has had several other people and pastors working with him over the years:

Serving as Assistant and/or Worship Pastors:

Geoff Atkinson, John Stone, Dave Ledger, Joe Hunter, Jason Sharpe, Thadd Wilson, Tess Brunmeier, Chris Rogers, Darren & ReBecca Carey, Gene & Stevi Stambaugh, and Megan Carter.

Serving as Youth Pastors:

Tom McCullum, Frank Audia, Russ Benson, Mark Kernen, Matt Hoole, Darren Carey, and Gene Stambaugh.

Serving Childrens’ Pastors:

Gene & Stevi Stambaugh, and Teresa Manship