Dr. Phil Calvert

Senior Pastor

Dr. Philip W. Calvert was a United States Fulbright Scholar to Iceland and earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where he was a Morris Doctoral Fellow. You can read the story of his time in Iceland published by the United States Fulbright Association at Dr. Calvert's Fulbright Article

An ordained minister, Dr. Calvert and his wife, Kristen, served as missionaries in Ecuador and Peru. They have four children (Nathaniel, Benjamin, Rebekah Praise, and Abigail). Abigail was born on the mission field in Quito, Ecuador.

Dr. Calvert has taught at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as an adjunct faculty member, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as an Assistant Professor of History at the College at Southwestern, Truett-McConnell University as the Associate Professor of Missions and Associate Director of the World Missions Center, Gateway Seminary as an adjunct faculty member, and Arizona Christian University as an adjunct faculty member.

Dr. Calvert is the author of five books: The Gift of Courage, The Gift of Justice, The Gift of Unity, The Gift of Prayer, and a children's book titled, How to Say 'No!' to a Princess. You can read more about these books at thegiftofcourage.com, giftofjustice.org, thegiftofunity.com, thegiftofprayer.org, and saynotoaprincess.com. They are available on his web site shapedbygrace.org and at Amazon.com.

Dr. Calvert wrote and produced three songs, "Leaving Me in Pieces," "Going Broke Saving Money," and "One Boot Off," which are available on more than 150 music platforms worldwide. "Leaving Me in Pieces" was written to minister to those who have experienced, or are currently experiencing, the long illness of a loved one. There is a full version and a radio version. "Going Broke Saving Money" is a fun country song.  "One Boot Off" was written to celebrate the special relationship between parents and their children. You can listen to these songs on your favorite music platform or at leavingmeinpieces.comgoingbrokesavingmoney.com, and onebootoff.com.

The Calvert family's passion is discipling believers to become full participants in the Great Commission, and you can watch his encouraging devotionals on his YouTube Channel at christforlife.life.

On July 1st of 2024 Pastor Phil and his family will celebrate their 12th anniversary serving Trinity and the local community.

Come and see what God is doing here at Trinity, and join our exciting ministries, including our men’s and women’s ministries, Drive Thu Prayer (drivethruprayer.com) senior adult ministry, Sunday School, Life Groups, Family Resource Center, and preschool, children's, and youth ministries. The friendly and caring Trinity family looks forward to you joining us as we worship and serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ together!

Aaryn Sanders

Worship Director

Aaryn Sanders was born and raised in Southern California and received the calling to go into ministry at a young age. He has been leading worship and serving in churches since the age of 12. He has a passion for reaching people for Christ through his music and desires fellowship and to build Christ-centered relationships. In 2015, he graduated from the Calvary Chapel School of Worship in Costa Mesa, California, where he learned to hone and further develop his skills as a worship leader and musician. From 2015-2019, he served as Worship Director in Corona, California and later moved to Queen Creek, Arizona. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Audio Production from Full Sail University. Aaryn has a passion for building relationships and growing together in Christ, and a desire to reach the people of Casa Grande for God’s glory.

Angela Lawson

Youth Director

Angela is passionate about reaching youth for Christ.

Pat Evans


"Mrs Pat" has been secretary since 2014, and is a tremendous blessing to all who enter the church office. She is always ready to help find solutions to those in need.

Tayler Schutte


Tayler's role is crucial to the health and safety of all who enjoy the beautiful Trinity campus, and he is always ready to help our ministries succeed in fulfilling their mission to help people discover lifelong purpose in the family off Christ.


Deacons are mainly responsible for overseeing the physical and spiritual care for the needs of the members of our Trinity family.

Dave Strayer (Chairman)

Wes Baker

Howard Nixon

Mike Ohlsen

John Lawson

Scotty Falls

Bryan Blunt

Scott Barber

Harold Vangilder

Brian Wilcox