Doug Dean, Lead Pastor
Doug has served as pastor of Trinity Bible Church since 1991. His experience prior to that included several teaching positions in both private and public schools, part-time church ministries in Maine and Texas, and four years in campus ministry at Dartmouth College. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Dallas Theological Seminary, having grown up in Memphis.
Doug's primary ministry focus is leading and feeding the flock at Trinity, but like most pastors of smaller churches he wears a variety of hats, including Trinity's music ministry, one that he particularly enjoys.
Doug and his wife Kim are empty-nesters, with three grown children. After coaching Little League baseball in Sutton and the Kearsarge area for twelve years, he now channels his athletic interest into New England's professional teams, SportsCenter's daily Top Plays, and occasional pickup basketball with the guys from Trinity. Doug and Kim practice and perform with the Kearsarge Community Band, appearing in summertime parades and bandstands as well as occasional concerts throughout the year, and Doug also holds down the 4th Trumpet chair in the Tall Granite Big Band.
Not many people know... Doug has had a bowl of Rice Chex for breakfast almost every morning for the past 40 years. ("Discovered it at my grandfather's house one time and never looked back!")
Mark Anderson, Associate Pastor
Mark came to Trinity in 2008. Prior to that, Mark had experience counseling emotionally disturbed teens, working in the corporate world, and then serving on the pastoral staff of a church in New Jersey for 10 years. Mark is a graduate of Old Dominion University and of Bethel Seminary of the East.
Though he is involved in many different tasks during the week, the underlying theme of Mark's role at Trinity is to equip God's people for works of service (Ephesians 4:1-12). During the week you may find Mark teaching, supporting, training, encouraging, coordinating, planning, or counseling - or anything else that might need to be done!
Mark loves spending time with his wife and three children. Among Mark's many interests are gardening, riding his bike, and finding more firewood to feed to his wood stove.
Not many people know... Mark grew up in Iowa, Texas, New Jersey, and Virginia.
Philip Sprunger, Elder
Phil came to Trinity in 2004, moving north from Charleston, South Carolina. He and his wife Sarah quickly became involved in leading the young adult ministry and helping with the nursery. Philip also joined in singing on the Praise & Worship team. In 2008, Philip had the opportunity to serve as one of three physicians on a short-term medical mission trip to Haiti.
Philip enjoys playing a mediocre game of basketball, working on home improvement projects, and spending time with his wife and three young children.
Not many people know... Philip grew up in Puerto Rico as a missionary kid before migrating north. This could help explain why he loves lobster, coconut flan, and barbecue.
Jim has been at Trinity since 2006, moving back to New England after living in Pennslyvannia for several years. Jim has served at Trinity as a small group leader, childrens’ Sunday School teacher, audio technician, and church webmaster. He also enjoys singing on the worship team and being a part of the drama ministry.
Jim lives in the town of Warner with his wife, Christel, and three daughters. They all enjoy the year-round activities of living in rural New Hampshire, especially: skiing, biking, hiking, swimming, and kayaking. Jim stays busy working as an independent software developer.
Not many people know… Jim once completed a bicycle ride from the Kearsarge area to the northern coast of Maine and back to Boston. Lord willing, one of his other life goals is to sail around the world.
Nick has been part of TBC since 2012. Nick enjoys teaching Cross Training, providing occasional pulpit supply, and being involved in small groups. Nick's heart in ministry is to walk alongside people in whatever way he can.
Nick and his family have lived in NH for six years and have recently moved to Warner. Nick and his wife, Kate, spend much of their time running after their four children. They also enjoy spending time on Cape Cod and exploring the woods.
Not many people know… Nick is an amateur farmer. This Jersey boy tries to learn at least one new skill each year. Thus far, he has learned to garden, can, keep an orchard, make cider, and make maple syrup. He also won 3rd place in last year's Hopkinton State Fair for his giant pumpkin!
Trinity's leadership also includes a team of deacons, who manage the church's facilities and oversee a number of our ministries of mercy.