The TCBC staff exists to make our mission and vision into an everyday, practical reality, to serve the body as a whole, and to provide leadership to the various ministries of the church. But their primary role is to equip every person in the church body for ministry (Eph 4:11-13).
Jonny Norman, Lead Pastor
Jonny and his family moved from Kent, Ohio where he had served as Pastor of Discipleship at Riverwood Community Church for the last 5 years. Prior to that, Jonny served in the singles and children’s ministry at Northwest Bible Church in Dallas for 4 years. Jonny is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Grove City College.
Jonny and his wife, Jen have been married for nearly 7 years. They are the proud parents of Madison (age 4), Nathan (age 2), and Bryce (born 7/21/16).
Keith Mason, Pastor to Students and Families
Keith grew up in Fort Worth where he graduated from Paschal High school. He then graduated from the University of North Texas and Dallas Theological Seminary. He met his wife, Heather while leading Young Life in Denton. They have three kids Payton (15), Kylie (15) and Hatcher (13). He’s served in church student ministry since 1991 and has been at TCBC since February 2012. He loves to join in with students and help them grow to know our Saviour who loves us more than they could ever dream. He also loves any kind of sporting competition.
Stephen Couch, Director of Music and Outreach Ministries
Stephen moved to Fort Worth with his wife Lisa in 2012, and joined TCBC’s team in March of 2013. He grew up in Lubbock, TX, graduated from Texas Tech University, and moved to Vail, Colorado in 2002. He connected with Calvary Chapel Vail Valley and served as Assistant Pastor and Music Leader for seven years. While there he grew through study, discipleship and experience, met his wife, and learned a thing or two about skiing fresh powder. He’s currently a student at Fuller Theological Seminary where he’s learning a lot about the Faith, and very little about skiing.
Sarah Soule, Director of Children’s and Women’s Ministries
Sarah has been in Fort Worth since high school, and she and her husband David have been part of TCBC since its beginning in 2004. She joined the staff in 2010, and enjoys the balancing act that is working and parenting her three kids: Sophia (11), Chloe (8), and Aaron (6). Sarah holds a degree in Elementary Ed/Psychology and taught 2nd grade for several years in Fort Worth ISD before transitioning into her current role. Sarah is passionate about connecting people (kids and adults alike) to the love of Jesus and and to life-giving relationships with one another. When she’s not at work she can be found taking selfies with her dog, trying not to kill the plants in her garden, and taking her kids on overly-ambitious road trips
Deborah Smith, Ministry Assistant
Elders are responsible for prayer, guarding the spiritual lives of worshippers, and for making sure sound doctrine is taught in the church.
Elders are also called shepherds and overseers in Scripture. That’s why we refer to our elder board and pastors as a “Shepherding Team.” They are advocates of spiritual growth in the church, not a “board of directors,” focused on the logistical matters of the church. Serving 2-year terms, elders are less like a board of directors, and more like fathers and spiritual decision-makers for the Trinity Chapel church body.
Specifically, our shepherding team carries out three functions:
Oversee the body: give prayerful direction to the corporate and individual membership of Trinity Chapel.
Protect the body: guard against false teaching, disunity, danger, and other divisive issues, spiritual and otherwise.
Shepherd the body: counsel, care for, discipline, and direct our membership in various ways and situations.
Current Elder Team
TCBC is under the leadership of a “shepherding team” (composed of the elder board + the pastors) that meets regularly to give guidance, direction, accountability, and support to the church and staff.
Deacons are given ministries that help make sure the Elders and Pastors are able to stay faithful to the ministry of shepherding through the Word of God and prayer (Acts 6).
The word deacon is a Greek word (deaconos) that means “servant.” In a church, the deacons are official servants of the body. While we are all called to be servants, deacons take on specific administrative and ministerial roles in the body. The Bible does not specify what these roles are to be – just that they are to serve in partnership with the elders.