We have a plethora of Christians in this country. They have simply forgotten, or were never taught, the true meaning of Christianity. They no longer act as Christians, admit their faith, or practice the faith in public. Our intent is to educate them; and send them into the world as practicing Christians not afraid to admit and consequently share their faith.
Trinity’s mission is to teach what Jesus taught; as well as what God revealed to mankind in the Old Testament. God has not changed. His Will has not changed. Our objective is to remind everyone of God’s revelations. Only that will allow us to live a life full of grace and peace in the world He created.
If you would like to see a real church family working to preserve God’s teachings, give us a try. We work hard to educate our adults so our children will have a good basis on which to enter this culture.
Bishop Stephen Strawn, the current Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Missouri Valley, Anglican Church in America, was ordained a Deacon, January 29, 1993 by Rt. Rev. William Millsaps; and was ordained a Priest by the Most Rev. Louis W. Falk on August 25. 1993. On October 13, 2007 he was Consecrated Bishop & Coadjutor of the Diocese of the Missouri Valley, and became Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese January 1, 2008. Bishop Strawn has shown strong leadership and support for the churches, clergy and lay people of his diocese throughout his tenure as Bishop Ordinary.
Bishop Strawn went on to be with the Lord April, 2021
History of the Parish
Rev. Speer: Was ordained Deacon of Trinity Parish back in 1980, by Archbishop Anthony Clavier as the first Clergy member of the church on May 20, 1980. Rev. speer unfortunately went on to be with the Lord two weeks following.
Rev. Stockon: Was ordained a Deacon on September 15, 1963, was ordained as a priest on Oct. 4, 1980, and installed as Vicar of Trinity Mission on Oct. 12, 1980. Rev. Stockton later became the 1st. Rector of Trinity Anglican Parish in June, 1990.
Rev. Porter: Following the retirement of Fr. Stockton in 1991, Fr. Porter was installed as the 2nd Rector of Trinity Anglican Parish on December 8, 1991.
Rev. Krehempker: Was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1978, serving as the Assistant Priest to Fr. Forrest Burgett for many years before passing away in 2020. Fr. Burgett served as the 4th Rector of Trinity Church and as Canon To the Bishop, Rt. Rev. Stephen Strawn, of the Diocese of the Missouri Valley, ACA.
Rev. Claudius: Ordained to the priesthood on September 21, 1942 joined Trinity as an assisting priest. He also celebrated his 50th anniversary as a priest in 1992.
Rev. Mr. Michael Grear
Rev. Cn. Forrest Burgett: Became the 3rd Rector of Trinity Church on August 3, 1997, and served faithfully until 2017 when returning home to the Lord.
Rev. Ernest Pinto: Ordained to the Holy Priesthood on March 7, 2009, was installed as the 4th Rector of Trinity in October of 2017.
Trinity was founded on January 6, 1980 with 6 members at a Morning Prayer Service at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) at 6425 Wornall Road in Kansas City, Mo. In the early years the church made several moves to accommodate its growing parish. Trinity held services at the YMCA at 4200 W. 79th Street in Prairie Village and at Grace Chapel of the First Lutheran Church at 6400 State Line Road in Mission Hills, where they finally enjoyed an inspirational setting for their services. In June of 1989, Trinity took a leap of faith and decided to buy a building previously owned by the Christian Scientists at 3920 W. 63rd Street in Prairie Village, KS.
Dr. Frederic Speer and Fr. Charles W. Stockton led the church until Fr. Robert Hill Porter was elected the second Rector of Trinity. Fr. James Krehemker joined Trinity as a member of the clerical staff on January 28, 1989. This began a long history of multiple clergy cooperating to provide the needs of the parish.
n June of 1989, Trinity took a leap of faith and decided to buy a building previously owned by the Christian Scientists. A condition of the loan was he requirement that $100,000 had to be guaranteed by members of the Parish. Nine faithful families stepped up to this challenge. There was an extensive effort to convert a stage and theater setting into a facility that could hold an Anglican worship service. A three rank Rogers Organ was purchased to provide the music for hymns and the membership happily settled into their new Church home.
Margaret Jenkins joined Trinity as the organist on March 9, 1992 and was succeeded by Dr. Steven McDonald on her retirement from the position in August, 2016. Dr. McDonald is Music Professor at Park University in Parkville, MO, and is Music Director at Trinity to this day. Fr. Gerald L. Claudius joined Trinity as a member of the clerical staff on February 29, 1992. Trinity took their efforts to develop clerical staff seriously. They supported at that time Dn. Forrest Burgett through ordination to the priesthood in 1997 and Mr. Michael Grear through ordination to the diaconate in 2001.
The conversion of the Christian Science building into an Anglican edifice has been a labor of love for the last twenty years. As Junior Warden, R. Holland McIntosh spent 12 years assisting in guiding the efforts of the church in converting the building into the church it is today.
In 1999 Fr. Forrest W. Burgett was elected as the third Rector of Trinity Anglican Parish. In 2002, Fr. Forrest Burgett was installed as the rural Dean with responsibility of assisting churches in Kansas and Missouri. Father Forrest served as Rector for 20 years before passing away in May of 2017. After the passing of Fr. Forrest, the Reverend Ernest S. Pinto was elected as Trinity’s fourth rector in October of 2017. On May 23, 1999, Trinity celebrated the 450th Anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer by using the 1549 Service for Pentecost.