The Team

Pastor Jamie & Lea Peters
Lead Pastors

In 1987, Pastor Jamie and Lea Peters moved overseas to serve as missionaries and became the field representatives for Trinity Church International Africa. Together, they have served in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Malawi and speak several of the national languages. Throughout their service, Pastor Jamie and Lea established churches in Africa with the same spiritual DNA found at TCI in Lake Worth, Florida.

In July 2012, after serving in Africa for 25 years, Pastor Jamie and Lea responded to a new call of God and returned to the United States. While they continue to oversee the mission of TCI Africa, Pastor Jamie and Lea are now serving as Lead Pastors of TCI in Lake Worth, Florida.

Pastor Jamie and Lea have four children. While serving the vision of TCI has been a great source of joy for Pastor Jamie and Lea, seeing their children grow to love and serve the Lord is, by far, their greatest source of joy.



Dr. Tom & Mary Ann Peters
Founding Pastors

Dr. Tom and Mary Ann Peters responded to God's call and moved to Lake Worth, Florida in March 1973.  In the years since then, Trinity Church International [TCI] has grown from a congregation of eight people to a thriving church of more than 4,000.

Dr. Peters has a heart to teach, preach and exhort. His messages are life changing, inspirational, and challenge all to a closer walk with God. Pastor Peters has had the opportunity to share his vision through numerous pastoral seminars in the United States and throughout the world. His vision includes the local and global church; he has had the privilege to travel to over 40 different nations throughout the Caribbean, South Pacific, Africa, Europe and Asia.

Dr. Tom and Mary Ann Peters have two children, Jamie and Tina, and are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.



Pastoral Staff

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      Pastor Billy & Vickie Burns

      Children's Pastor
      Years of Service: 25 years

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      Children's Pastor
      Years of Service: 25 years

      Pastor Billy & Vickie Burns

      The love of God isn't the only love that is discovered in a church meeting. It was through being involved in the Christian Center's youth group and the high school church singing group, The Traveling Light, (I still have some Traveling Light LPs to sell) that provided the opportunity for Billy and Vickie to fall in love with each other. Now, some 34 years and 3 unbelievably great sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and 2 incredibly adorable grandsons later, they are still in love with each other!

      Upon graduation from Southwestern University in 1979, Billy and Vickie began traveling as Children's Evangelists, ministering to children and families in Kid's Crusades, camps, and conferences. It was on a mission's trip in 1987 to train children's ministry leaders in Zaire, Africa that they first met Pastors Tom and MaryAnn Peters. 1n 1989, the Burns' family came to Trinity to become the Children's Pastors.

      Each week, Billy and Vickie give oversight to and work alongside an incredible staff of volunteers who minister to Trinity's children, newborn through 5th-grade, through the His Little Lambs Nurseries, weekend age-appropriate classes, mid-week Bible clubs (Royal Rangers and Mpact Girls Ministries), Junior Bible Quiz, and numerous outside activities.

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      Pastor Dan & Joanna Grittner

      Young Adults Pastor
      Years of Service: 8 years

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      Young Adults Pastor
      Years of Service: 8 years

      Pastor Dan & Joanna Grittner

      Dan and Joanna Grittner are the pastors and leaders of Elevate Young Adults, a ministry of Trinity Church International in Lake Worth, Florida. Elevate is a weekly gathering for young adults to come together to worship God and connect with others. Music, teaching, mentoring - discipleship, and the arts are the catalyst used to encourage and inspire this generation to live for Christ. The Grittner's approach brings a fresh viewpoint and clarity to life's issues along with a deep passion - knowledge for God and healthy relationships.

      Dan and Joanna were the Student Ministry pastors for over 2 years. Dan, after graduating in May of 2006, came on staff at Trinity as the Jr. High pastor. Joanna came in staff on August 2012 as the co-leader and secretary for the Young Adults ministry. Dan and Joanna were married in April of 2010. They are excited for what the Lord is about to do in Palm Beach County with the millennial generation.

      Their desire is to see all young adults be transformed to fulfill their purpose in God through making healthy relationships, growing deeper in the word of God and being trained to change the world for Christ. Both are working together as a team for Young Adults.

      Dan and his wife Joanna live in West Palm Beach area, Florida.

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      Pastor Dan & Sandy West

      Elder / Living Free Pastor
      Years of Service: 29 years

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      Elder / Living Free Pastor
      Years of Service: 29 years

      Pastor Dan & Sandy West

      Pastor Dan West is an Elder at Trinity Church Int'l with a heart for the local community. He oversees Christian Development Classes, Support Groups and the Food Pantry. Pastor Dan enjoys helping those in need here in our community.

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      Pastor Dana & Debbie Beyer

      District Pastor
      Years of Service: 17 years

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      District Pastor
      Years of Service: 17 years

      Pastor Dana & Debbie Beyer

      Dana and Debbie began attending Trinity in 1983, Dana came to Trinity having a Bachelors degree in Management and Masters in Business Administration. He worked at Pratt & Whitney Corp. for 17 years, joining the Trinity staff as an associate Pastor in 1997. He has served at Trinity in ushering, ministry of helps, head of the men's ministry, Head usher, Deacon, and graduated from Trinity School of Biblical Studies. He is currently involved in the small group ministry and leads a small group. He was ordained for ministry by His Family Worship Center, Colorado Springs, CO and Trinity Church International, Lake Worth, FL. Dana's duties as associate Pastor include counseling, weddings, funerals, hospital calls, and general ministry to the church. Debbie worked in the daycare industry for 16 years and came to TCI office staff in 1999. She currently serves in the office staff as secretary to the worship Pastor, church wedding coordinator and assists the missions department with bookkeeping.

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      Pastor David & Melta Briggs

      Elder / Missions Pastor
      Years of Service: 26 years

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      Elder / Missions Pastor
      Years of Service: 26 years

      Pastor David & Melta Briggs

      David serves as an elder at Trinity and as Missions Director gives oversight to Trinity’s Missions Department and its involvement around the world. Melta worked as bookkeeper for Trinity for 15 years from 1986 to 2001. Melta, has a very successful business, “Onsite Accounting”, where she consults companies and churches with bookkeeping and financial best business practices. Their travels have allowed them to work internationally in 45 countries of the world as well as the United States.

      Working in the private sector for several years, owning a business, and also having been in the ministry since 1974 has given David and Melta the unique opportunity to help people develop from a blended perspective. They both have driving passion to see people maximize their potential in every area of life, and bring a unique and practical approach to personal growth and development. Being involved in world missions, consulting and working in leadership training with many organizations, as well as serving on several boards has allowed them to observe the benefit that is realized through true transformation.

      Married for more than 37 years, David and his wife Melta have wonderful children, oldest son Shawn and his wife Joy, oldest daughter Stacey and her husband Brock, youngest son Michael, and youngest daughter Tarina. They are also blessed with five precious grandchildren, Arianna, Nicholas and Emma Briggs, and Hailey and Noah Tibbs.

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      Pastor Hector & Laura Escobar

      District / Spanish Pastor
      Years of Service: 12 years

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      District / Spanish Pastor
      Years of Service: 12 years

      Pastor Hector & Laura Escobar

      Hector and Laura Escobar have been in full-time ministry at TCI since March of 2002. They oversee and coordinate the Spanish Ministry, making available all areas of ministry to those whose first language is Spanish, including the scheduling of translators for each service, translating of the weekly bulletin and of our T.V. program for local broadcasting. They also perform wedding ceremonies and memorial services both in Spanish and English. They provide pastoral care for our congregation visiting hospitals and nursing homes on a regular basis.

      Hector and Laura have a love for the world and oversee the Missions Café which raises funds to help support families on the mission field.

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      Pastor JT & Heather Wilkins

      Worship & Creative Arts Pastor
      Years of Service: 10 years

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      Worship & Creative Arts Pastor
      Years of Service: 10 years

      Pastor JT & Heather Wilkins

      My name is J.T. Wilkins and this is my wife, Heather Wilkins. I am the assistant Praise and Worship Leader at TCI. I am also the Praise and Worship Pastor for the E.D.G.E. youth group, Fasten young adults ministry, and the C.O.I.L. middle school ministry.

      My heart beat is to see young people's lives changed in the presence of the Holy Ghost through worship and the teaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ.?

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      Pastor Tom & Sandy Chappell

      Elder / Business Administrator
      Years of Service: 18 years

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      Elder / Business Administrator
      Years of Service: 18 years

      Pastor Tom & Sandy Chappell

      Tom Chappell has attended Trinity since 1979. He graduated from University of Florida (Bachelor of Electrical Engineering) in 1964. He had a successful Consulting business until he came on staff at Trinity in 1996 as the Business Administrator. He oversees the finances of the Church, the facilities, and new construction.

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      Pastor Tommy & Heather Peters

      Student Ministry Pastor / Missions Admin.
      Years of Service: 10 years

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      Student Ministry Pastor / Missions Admin.
      Years of Service: 10 years

      Pastor Tommy & Heather Peters

      Tommy and Heather Peters serve as the youth pastors for Trinity Church International. Our group is called: The Student Ministry. Its vision is to reach students in Palm Beach County with the message of Jesus Christ. There are two movements taking place among our young people. It begins with Middle School in Surge and continues through High School with Uprise. This is a movement to declare that Jesus is Lord, and teenagers are leading the way by starting an Uprise throughout their schools and neighborhoods.

      Tommy has his Bachelor's degree in Christian Ministries, and Heather has her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Tommy served as a missionary in Africa for 17 years, and met Heather at TCI. They both served in The Student Ministries as leaders for several years before accepting the position as pastors in the summer of 2012.

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      Worship & Creative Arts Pastor
      Years of Service: 10 years

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      Years of Service: 10 years

      Pastor Tony & Karen Finley

      Pastor Tony & Karen Finley have served at TCI since 2004.  They have together served in Pastoral ministry since 1990.  Tony has a Bachelor of Music from Louisiana State University.  Karen sings in the TCI Choir and serves as a Bible teacher at Trinity Christian Academy.

      They have 3 wonderful children and desire to see the glory of God through the ministry of TCI.



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      Andrew Kestler

      Director of IT

      11 years

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      Andrew Kestler

      Director of IT

      11 years

      Andrew Kestler came to Trinity in 2003 as the first full time Director of Media.  In 2005 he assumed leadership of the IT department and brought to it his uncanny ability to provide creative solutions to complex technological challenges. 

      Rebuilding Trinity's network landscape from the ground up, Andrew has redefined how technology can be leveraged to build God's kingdom. Andrew works daily to refine the church's computer network, email, websites, and maintain most of the technology across the organization. Andrew and his wife Carla have been blessed with two beautiful girls and two wonderful boys.

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      Brock Tibbs

      Director of Media

      9 years

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      Brock Tibbs

      Director of Media

      9 years

      Brock Tibbs grew up in Rocky Gap, Virginia, has two younger brothers and is a proud uncle to his niece, Harper Claire. He graduated with an Associates Degree in Computer Information from Wytheville Community College in 1997 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from Emmanuel College in 2003. In 2004, he was introduced to Stacey Briggs through mutual friends at The Cheesecake Factory in City Place, fell in love and moved to West Palm Beach. Brock and Stacey married in 2006, and now have two wonderful children, Hailey and Noah.

      Brock became the Media Director at TCI in 2005 and has brought TCI's Media Ministry into the age of High Definition. He facilitated the transition of TCI Today into HD and on to The CW network. Brock has built a team of volunteers who have caught the vision to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through media outlets and without whom the ministry would be unsuccessful. Brock also teaches a multi-media class for juniors and seniors at Trinity Christian Academy.

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      Jodi Combs

      Director of Counseling

      33 years

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      Jodi Combs

      Director of Counseling

      33 years

      Jodi Combs has served at Trinity Church International in Lake Worth, Florida since 1974, becoming a full-time employee in 1981. She pursued her education by earning a bachelor's degree in social biblical studies and master's degree in pastoral care.

      For the last fourteen years she has served as director of a biblical counseling ministry. On a weekly basis she gives people hope and encouragement as well as practical steps to strengthen their relationship with God. Jodi resides with her husband, Don, in Greenacres, Florida.

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      Keith Loving

      Director of Facilities

      16 years

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      Keith Loving

      Director of Facilities

      16 years

      Keith Loving and his wife Lynn have two wonderful daughters and two perfect grandchildren. The Loving family has been attending Trinity since moving to Florida in 1986. Keith has worked on staff with both Trinity Christian Academy and Trinity Church International since 1998. Keith serves as a Head Usher and is also a member of the Deacon board here at Trinity.



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      Amanda Shields

      Secretary
      11 years

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      Receptionist
      2 years

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      TCI Coordinator
      9 years

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      Housekeeping
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      Secretary
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      Accounting
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      Maintenance
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      Secretary
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      Maintenance
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      Accounting
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      Accounting
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      Secretary
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      Vickie Burns

      Secretary
      10 years