Our Staff

Pastor Bobbie Blackburn

E-mail: Garryglass@aol.com
Cell: 941-243-9473

Welcome to TLC! Our community of faith exists to serve and love God and all people. We are a lively congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Our mission is to share the Good News of Christ's love with our community and world. We work with a number of community service groups to demonstrate Christ's love on the local front and we are connected with mission work in Israel and South America.                                    

I have been privileged to serve as Trinity's pastor since June of 1997. 

Come experience worship and community life at TLC, and discover if this is the place for you to grow in faith and serve God! 

The Reverend Doug Kings, Assisting Pastor


Cell: 773-412-3594

I am delighted to have served God with you here at Trinity.

Effective October 8th I have accepted the Bishop's appointment as Interim Pastor at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.


Veronika Czutor, Cross Generational Ministry Volunteer


Veronika returned to Hungary to renew the documents she needed to retain her position at Trinity. Due to difficulties obtaining those to return in time to resume her role at Trinity, she regretfully resigned. Since we were not able to give Veronika a proper “Farewell and Godspeed” before she left, we are collecting cards and funds for a gift to send to her to express our gratitude for her two years with us. Please place cards in the basket in the narthex and donations (payable to Trinity, note “Veronika”) in the offering plate by Sunday, September 16th.  We will greatly miss Veronika.

Shaun Spangler, Office Manager


Email: trinitylutheransecretary
Phone: 941-747-3081 


Paul Clark, Organist


Paul Clark, beloved organist and choir director at Trinity since 1976, entered The Church Triumphant July 27th. He is greatly missed.

Born in South Carolina, Paul moved to Florida in 1974. 

Paul previously wrote here, "I indeed love to play the organ and the piano. Many people tell me they can hear that love of music in my playing. Also, the choir is a great joy for me, especially since I cannot sing. Directing the singers helps me to 'sing' the music. I pray the Lord will give me a beautiful voice in heaven!" 

We are certain Paul is singing beautifully and directing the heavenly choir now!


Sondra Lee,
Communications Specialist


Email: trinitylutheransecretary
Cell: 941-243-7846

As Communications Specialist, I work with church staff and Trinity members to "get the word out" about all our "happenings" -- to our Trinity family as well as to all who find joy and seek comfort in what we are doing in and for this entire Bradenton community. 
Our Mission of "Being Neighbor + Sharing God's Transforming Love," guides us as we develop programming and activities all year long to meet the changing needs of our congregation and the community-at-large. Our doors are open to everyone! All are welcome here. 
If you have suggestions or want to be part of our communications ministry, please be in touch.



What's Happening at Trinity...

Join us for a very special GIFT (Generations Growing in Faith Together).

The ELCA was formed 30 years ago when 3 Lutheran bodies merged. Today, millions of Lutheran Christians in the nearly 10,000 congregations of the ELCA make up this diverse church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. 

Trinity is an ELCA congregation. What does that mean to us, today, here in Bradenton?   Join us this Sunday morning at 10 to learn about the ELCA's mission, vision, values. Discover how those tenets impact our lives, daily! 

ALL are welcome to experience this GIFT event - Generations Growing In Faith Together. You'll feel blessed!


"God's Work. Our Hands." is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. ELCA churches around the country plan ministry projects in September each year.

The Habitat ReStore is one of our 2018 service projects for God's Work. Our Hands.  On Saturday, September 22nd, 8am-noon, we will assist at the store in a variety of ways. 

Sign up on the Blue Form at worship to be part of our project for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's annual day of service. 

We are also painting at the Habitat Interfaith Build in Bradenton on Saturday, September 15th. We have filled our spots for this project! Thank you to our volunteers.

The Seven Deadly Sins Sermon Series is underway!   

If you are unable to be at worship on the weekends, Tuesday worship is designed to fit into your schedule. You will hear scripture and find both challenge and hope in the message for our everyday lives.  This brief, celebration-style worship includes Holy Communion. Invite neighbors and friends to join you.

For several more weeks, come and explore with us those things (the 7 Deadly Sins) that draw us away from a loving relationship with God and one another!  Pastor Bobbie's messages will be uploaded to the right-hand column of the Worship tab as the series progresses.

To read the messages on the "10 Words" series we have just concluded, use the links on the right-hand column on the Worship tab of this website.

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