What We Believe
We are fully committed to the authority of the Holy Bible as God’s inerrant and infallible Word. This means that we believe in the Triune God: Father, Son & Holy Spirit. We acknowledge our total inability to save ourselves and, in faith, depend on the Lord Jesus Christ alone as our Savior. We acknowledge Him as Covenant Lord in every area of life, and we vow together to advance His kingdom on earth.
Confession and Standards
We are a congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. Our “subordinate standards,” agreeable to and founded upon the Scriptures, are the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms and the Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America.
We are called Reformed because our theology is derived from the Protestant Reformation which recognizes God’s sovereignty over all things and man’s absolute dependence on Him for every aspect of life and salvation.
We are called Presbyterian because our church is led by elders who are elected from within the congregation to provide the spiritual guidance of the church.
Our worship is simple and biblical, and is centered upon the preaching and application of the Word of God.
Jesus Christ is the chief shepherd and has raised up for our flock under-shepherds who lead us, feed us with the Word of God, guard and defend us against false teaching and sin, and lay down their lives for us as an example to follow.
“And he gave … the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ …”
- Ephesians 4:11-12
Joe was ordained as pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in 2016. He is a graduate of Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA with an emphasis in Biblical Counseling. He grew up in the Midwest, in the small town of New Haven, MO. Prior to entering seminary, Joe worked as a design engineer for Garmin International in Lenexa, KS. He and his wife, Maggie, live in Wichita and have four children.
Our local elders participate in and are held accountable by a larger network of elders and congregations, called the Midwest Presbytery, which extends from Wyoming to Texas, from Iowa to Colorado. Midwest Presbytery meets annually in the fall.
Ed Hayes is a provisional elder from the Sterling RP Church.
Dean O’Neill is a provisional elder from the Topeka RP Church.