TRINITY WESLEYAN CHURCH – Byram, MS
Trinity is located in the suburban city of Byram, Mississippi. Byram is eight miles south of Jackson, the state capitol of Mississippi. Trinity is located one-mile west of Interstate 55 on Siwell Road. Siwell Road is the major thru fare off the exit. Byram is the fastest growing community in Hinds county and the church is has excellent visibility that will only increase as the community continues to expand.
Byram is nearing the end of a ten-year struggle to be recognized as an incorporated city. Trinity has been the meeting place for the Citizens for Byram Incorporation for most of those ten years. When the incorporation is approved, growth will move at an even faster pace. Many of the big box stores (Wal-Mart, etc.) are waiting to build once that action is completed.
Trinity was founded in 1990. One of the unique things about the church is the strength of their Wednesday evening outreach, Wednesday Night Alive. This program runs from September through May and has an average attendance of about 60. The program is outreach oriented and has Bible study classes for all ages. It has been a major contributor in drawing of new people.
The church facilities are first rate and well maintained with a full gymnasium that is used for many activities and a worship center that can comfortably seat 150 people. The church has a good technical support system as well. The church has recently purchased a large commercial lighted sign that was the talk of the town.
Trinity is a community-minded church, and besides hosting the CBI, they have also hosted a number of meet the candidate nights where all those who are running for political office are invited to speak. A Christian karate class is offered two nights a week, a girl scout troop meets at the church every two weeks, and the boy scouts use the church for special events.
The church is made up of a diverse group people. There are several families who have been with the church since it’s founding and many more have been added along the way.
The church is located approximately 8 miles from Wesley Biblical Seminary. Wesley Seminary is one of the pre-approved seminaries for pastors in The Wesleyan Church. This has assisted the church in having part-time pastoral staff for many years. Presently they have a part-time Assistant Pastor for Young Adult ministries.
The church is pursuing a pastoral leader who has a NewStart or ReStart heart and gifting. A person who is outgoing and has a passion for people and reaching out to the lost and hurting. A person who can build a team and has good communication strengths. The District Board and local leadership is fully committed that this church is poised to become an anchor church for Mississippi.