Trinity Christian Center

Mike Hinton

Children's Pastor

 Joined Trinity Staff: March 2017

Areas of Ministry: Children’s Ministry

Family: One of 5 other siblings

Saved: June 2010

Education: Bachelors of Science in criminal justice; pursuing Master of Arts in ministerial leadership

Previous Line of Work: Macy’s Lead Merchandiser

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: Music and instrumentation



   Book: God behind bars

   Food: Pancakes

   Snack Food: Chips ahoy

   Movies: Blindside

   TV Show: Fixer Upper

   Musical Artist: William McDowell

   Place To Go: New York City

   Place To Pray: By water; nature

   Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Drums/percussion

   Scripture: “Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone-especially to those in the family of faith.” Galatians 6:10 NLT

   Life Motto: If you want to change the world, do it

   Three People I’d Like to Meet: Chuck Colson; Tony Evans; John Maxwell

   My Hero: My Parents

   One of My Greatest Experiences with God: Bethel Church Tampa: revival illuminate night

   Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I want to make a private Christian school

Articles & Resources for Church Workers

  • Starting a Greeter Program
    Four years ago I accepted the challenge of evangelism chairperson for our church. One of the first programs the pastor and I developed was the Sunday morning greeter program.
  • Motivating the Right Person into the Right Ministry
    One of the greatest challenges for most leaders is selecting and motivating the right people into the right ministry positions in hopes of minimizing turnover and frustration. Even in the smaller church with limited personnel, it is important to coordinate people and ministry as much as possible.
    “I tried, but no one ever called me” are painful words for a leader who has much work to do and not enough people willing to do it. These words are painful for the person who wanted to contribute, but was never called. These are also painful words for a person who is committed to helping people connect and contribute in meaningful ways within the church.