Maybe you've never visited our church or any church, for that matter. We seek to be an open, loving and Christ-centered community of faith. We hope the following FAQs give you a little snapshot of what we're about. We do hope your visit won’t be your last.
- Our worship environment is casual, and we are the same. We want you to feel comfortable and at home. Trinity welcomes you with open arms and we try to help our visitors navigate around here as easily as possible.
- Labeling our style of worship would be difficult, so we'll just say we worship God in a “blended" style. Our music draws on the musical tradition of the Church throughout the ages and from contemporary songwriters. You'll find our worship style to be uplifting to your spiritual walk. Our worship service usually consists of a time of greeting one another, announcements, singing, reading Scripture, an offering, and prayer.
- We ALWAYS have a Bible focused message at the center of our service as we collectively learn what it means to truly be a follower of Jesus Christ. Messages talk about how to understand ourselves, each other, God and our world better. These messages challenge us to live our lives in a way that honors God more fully.
- Our local body of believers is made up of people just like you. We come from different backgrounds, education, socio-economic situations and worldviews. We are white collar, blue collar, retired, students, and unemployed. We are young, elderly and everything in-between. We are new believers and stalwart saints. We are all the same, yet all of us are different. We are all in need of Jesus Christ. We are united in faith. We care about our community. We are learning how to live as a family should. And we ALWAYS have room for one more!
- We work together, rejoice together, pray together, mourn together, forgive each other, and support each other. We are far from perfect, but we strive as a family towards the vision that God has given us.
Pastor Loran is a 30 year retired Elder from the West Ohio Conference. He and Vicki both graduated from Lima Senior High School in 1971 and The Ohio State University in 1975. Pastor Loran and Vicki married in 1974 and will celebrate their 44th anniversary in September.
Pastor Loran entered the ministry in 1989. He graduated from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and pastored Lewis Center UMC. In 1997 he moved to the Church of Saint Andrew in Toledo and to Kenton UMC in 2012. He retired in 2015 to startup Table One, a pay what you can afford restaurant in downtown Kenton. Their mission is that Table One is "One Table. Everyone Eats." and to introduce others to Jesus through their ministry.
Vicki began work as a preschool teacher and Daycare Director and earned several certificates in early childhood special needs education. She on to complete her Master's Degree in School Psychology and currently works at Findlay City Schools as the School Psychologist for preschoolers.
The Miracles have two adult children. Katie lives in St. Louis with her husband Rollie and their two sons Ian and Wesley. Loran III lives in Ada and has a son, Dylan.
Pastor Loran and Vicki live in Findlay.