Meet Pastor Trent
Trent joined the staff of Calvary Baptist Church and Schools in 1996. In addition to his ministries at Calvary, Trent can be seen performing locally with Opera Grand Rapids, the Holland Chorale, and the West Michigan Opera Project.
A native of Arkansas, Trent earned both his B.M.E. graduating Cum Laude and his M.M.E. from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. In 2018, Trent earned a Doctor of Educational Ministry in Christian Worship degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His doctoral thesis is entitled, Engaging Persons with Special Needs in Worship Ministry. Trent’s career began as an elementary music teacher in southern Arkansas. After serving on the staff at Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas, working in the music and television ministries, Trent and his wife Margie joined Life Actions Ministries where they spent two years as singers and music director.
Trent believes that genuine worship is at the heart of every believer’s walk with God and finds great joy and comfort in knowing that God delights in the worship of His children and rejoices over us in singing (Zephaniah 3:17). Trent and his wife Margie were married in 1992 and have three children: Caleb, Andrew and Josiah. Margie is a special education teacher in a local school district.