Our Pastors & Team
Our Founding Pastors
JOE & NANCY MARTIN
Pastors Joe and Nancy are passionate about reaching Dallas. Their love for people and ministry led them to launch Trinity Dallas in 1995. Prior to launching this church, they served on the staff of Sojourn Church in Carrolton.
Their God-given mission is to build a community for God-Seekers. They are driven by a hope to see people live to their fullest potential and believe authenticity and transparency are vital to a strong and vibrant spiritual family. Making disciples, raising up spiritual sons and daughters, and training leaders are their focus. They are committed to building and growing a healthy, happy church that impacts the city of Dallas and reflects Heaven here on Earth.
Nancy and Joe are proud parents of two married children who have blessed them with seven precious granddaughters and one grandson.
Senior Associate Pastor
ROBERT & CARLA SHERMAN
Pastor Robert and Carla met right after college while they were both evangelists on college campuses. They married in 1984 and began pastoring a small church in Dallas. Their journey includes moving to Arizona to pastor a second church, moving back to Dallas where Robert worked at Weir’s Furniture Village and then became a sales manager at a furniture store in Mississippi. In 2000, Robert joined a ministry to athletes in Austin and became an associate pastor there. Carla homeschooled their four children for 12 years. She then served as church secretary and engaged in individual ministry in Austin. Robert joined the staff of Trinity Dallas in 2009 as Associate Pastor. Both minister in individual, pre-marriage, and marriage counseling. They have four grown children, four grandchildren and a cat.
Uptown Campus Pastors
MATTHEW & JANE ROWLAND
Pastor Matthew and Jane joined Trinity Dallas in 1999 and became members of our staff in March of 2001.
Matthew and Jane met at Youth With A Mission in Tyler, Texas in 1993 when they were teenagers. Married in 1995, they served in missions for four years then came to Dallas to receive further training at Christ For The Nations and Matthew later graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a degree in business administration. With hearts passionate for Jesus they felt called to serve in the local church. Matthew and Jane have served in children’s ministry, marriage ministry and pastoral care. Matthew has served on the executive team for many of his years at Trinity. He currently serves as an elder and campus pastor at Trinity Dallas.
Matthew and Jane have ten children, they have homeschooled all of them and they live on a little piece of heaven in South Dallas that they affectionately call “The Rowland Ranch.” They believe that raising their big family and pointing them to Jesus is their first calling. Second to that is their calling to love people and help others grow in their relationships with Jesus at Trinity Dallas. It is a joy and honor for them to serve as campus pastors at our Uptown Campus.
Highland Park Campus Pastors
DERRICK & RUSSELLANN WILSON
Pastor Derrick and RussellAnn have been pastoring, mentoring, and developing people for over 30 years. Starting as a student pastor in the ‘90s, Derrick led a youth program that grew from only 15 members to over 1,000 in weekly attendance. In 2001, the Wilsons moved to Dallas, joined the staff team at Trinity Dallas and pioneered an inner-city ministry reaching 250 students weekly. RussellAnn has mentored young women from all walks of life, as well as discipled her four children. She is an avid reader and learner. She is currently a small business owner, president of the Dallas Ballet Company Executive Board, and a strong supporter of the performing arts community in Dallas.
Derrick and RussellAnn have been married for 35 years and live in Dallas. They have two daughters, two sons, a son-in-law and a grandson. We are delighted that Derrick and RussellAnn are the campus pastors at our new Highland Park Campus.
TRINITY KIDS DIRECTOR
TRINITY KIDS DIRECTOR
SMALL GROUPS & GROWTH TRACK DIRECTOR