Our Pastor

Rev. Doug Minton

Rev. Doug Minton was born on May 19, 1977, in Clarksville, TN. He was raised in the non-denominational Church of Christ. He attended college at Freed-Hardeman University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Computing Sciences (Programming). He was baptized on January 31, 1988. He was accepted into the communicant membership of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod in 2001. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 2007 and was placed at Trinity for his first call. He and his wife, Renee, are very active in the community. They have been involved with Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Plum Creek Soccer Association, Murray County Junior Olympics and many activities at Murray County Central.

Statement of Faith

Romans 3:21-26 says: “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the Law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” God’s respect for Abel’s offering was solely by grace (Genesis 4:4). Abraham “believed the LORD, and He counted it to him as righteousness” (Genesis 15:6). Moses was born and considered “a fine [NKJV: beautiful] child” so that he might lead God’s people out of slavery (Exodus 2:2). God kept a descendant of David upon Judah’s throne even after the split because of His covenant with David (1 Kings 11:13). “The righteous shall live by faith” (Habakkuk 2:4).