Sunday Morning divine Service: 10:00 am

what we believe, teach, and confess

We Believe...

...the Holy Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and the only source and norm for Christian doctrine and practice.

...there is only one true God, who has revealed Himself in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

...that by His innocent suffering and death on the cross in our place, Jesus Christ made full atonement for our sins.

...Jesus rose from the dead on Easter morning, later ascended into heaven where He now lives and reigns to all eternity.

...Jesus will return on the last day to judge the living and the dead and take all believers in Him to eternal life and glory.

...God comes to us in His Church through chosen means of grace which are the Word of God (The Holy Scriptures) and the Sacraments of Baptism and The Lord's Supper (Holy Communion), and that through these means of grace He conveys to us His forgiveness.

...we are saved only by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, which is a free gift of the Holy Spirit to us.

...Holy Baptism brings us into God's Kingdom and makes us members of the Body of Christ as we receive the Holy Spirit, who works faith in our hearts.

...the Sacrament of Holy Communion is the true body and blood of Christ which is received with the mouth along with the bread and the wine (Real Presence). This is not a symbolic eating and drinking. We believe that those who receive this Sacrament actually eat and drink the body and blood of our Lord and Savior shed for us on the cross. We do not understand or try to explain this. It is a mystery. We therefore, celebrate "closed" communion and ask that those who have not been confirmed in the Lutheran Church refrain from communion until they have been properly taught about the sacrament.

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Rev. Gerald A. Paul

Pastor Paul has been Trinity's shepherd since 2011.

He was born and raised in South Africa where he earned his BA in the classic languages at the University of Pretoria in 1994. He earned his M.Div. at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, in 1998. He was ordained  in his home congregation, Wittenberg Lutheran Church, Mpumalanga, South Africa, in 2000, where he served for 6 years before accepting a Call to Star Valley, Wyoming, of the WY District LCMS.

Pastor Paul serves on the Montana District Committee for Mission and Evangelism as well as on the District Conference Committee.

Pastor Paul married his bride, Heidi, also a native South African, on July 4th, 1992. Their marriage has been blessed with three children: Angelika (1996), Matthias (1998), and Emma (2001).

Pastor Paul loves the outdoors, enjoys jogging, camping with his family, four-wheeling with his son, hiking in the mountains and hunting.


Rev. Adam C. Salinas

Pastor Adam Carl Salinas was born the son of Santos and Janet Salinas in Highland, IN on November 3, 1983.

He was baptized on January 15, 1984 and was confirmed on May 31, 1998 at Redeemer Lutheran Church Highland, IN.

He graduated Highland High School in June 2002 and pursued his undergraduate studies at Concordia University WI, majoring in Theology and Theological Languages and received his Bachelor of Arts degree on May 13, 2006. After graduation, he continued his studies at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. After his second year of seminary studies and before vicarage, he met BethAnn Bennett. They were married on November 21, 2009. He served his vicarage at Peace Lutheran Church in Fresno, CA. On May 21, 2010, Adam received his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne. He was installed as sole pastor at Golgotha Lutheran Church in Wausa, NE on October 10, 2010 and he served there for over 7 years.

Pastor Adam and BethAnn Salinas have 5 children: Adam Carl Jr. (deceased); Rachel Ann, born August 23, 2011; Isaac Carl, born on April 12, 2013; Sandra Lee (deceased); and Daniel John, born January 13, 2018.

Pastor Salinas was installed as sole pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Power, MT and St. John Lutheran Church in Fairfield, MT and as associate pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church Great Falls, MT on December 10, 2017.

He enjoys serving the saints’ at Zion, St. John, and Trinity Lutheran Church in Word and Sacrament Ministry. Pastor Salinas loves running, playing basketball, swimming, watching movies, playing video games, spending quality time with his wife, children, family and friends and he also enjoys a good deep dish sausage pizza from Pizzeria Due in Chicago, IL.