Trinity Presbyterian Church is ruled by elders elected by the congregation. The word presbyterian means ruled by elders. The elders serve on a board called the Session which is responsible for the government of the congregation, matters of public worship, promoting the spiritual growth of its members and exercising church discipline. Ministers are called teaching elders because they are specially called to the preaching of the Word and administration of the sacraments.
The other office prescribed by Scripture is that of the deacon. The board of deacons, or Diaconate, oversee the ministry of mercy to help those within and outside the congregation by collecting and disbursing funds or organizing care for the relief of those in need or distress.
All officers are to be men of obvious and proven Christian character, elected by the congregation.
Trinity Presbyterian Church is a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC). Twice a year elders from Trinity Presbyterian Church gather with elders from OPC churches across the Pacific Northwest to discuss matters pertaining to the regional church or Presbytery. Annually representative elders gather from across the entire denomination to address matters pertaining to the entire church in a meeting called the General Assembly.
Rev. Brian Nicholson
Brian Nicholson is pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church where he has served since 2009. He has his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry from Western Theological Seminary. Originally from Connecticut he has pastored churches in Savannah, GA, Battle Mountain, NV and Montgomery, AL prior to coming to Medford, OR. Brian and his wife Gail have been married for over 30 years and have four grown children.
David Van Den Berg