Trinity Christian Center

Pastor Philip Hulzebos 

Pastor Philip Hulzebos

Joined Trinity Staff: April 1995

Areas of Ministry: Senior Pastor

Family: Valonne (wife, married July 2, 1982); Amanda (Husband, Matt Peters), Krista (Husband Rob Sanders), Jonathan & Rhonda

Saved: September 5, 1966

Education: BA Pastoral Ministry, Southeastern College.  MA Ministerial Leadership, Southeastern University.

Previous Line of Work: Substance Abuse counselor/Motor Coach Operator

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: The fact that so many people view God and His Word negatively and would rather live for the devil.


Life Motto: Live on purpose. “Follow me as I follow Christ”

Three People I’d Like to Meet: Jesus, Billy Graham, Ronald Reagan

My Hero: Jesus & My Wife

One of My Greatest Experiences with God: August 4, 1995 Promise Keepers, St Petersburg, Fl.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I would absolutely love to fly on the Space Shuttle.

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.