Thank you members and officers for conference year 2020-2021. We are in some very trying times because of the remote conditions of the pandemic, the struggles that led up to selling the church building, reestablishing others ways to connect with members, friends and loved ones and this ultimate transition of changing leadership. We all have been though and continue to go through some trying times. In changing times such as these, I would simply request that you hold on to God’s unchanging hand. For we stand at the brink of a new beginning, a new Conference year and a new direction, entitled "THINK BIG" (Isaiah 5:1-10; Luke 12: 22-32) under the leadership of Bishop Clement Fugh and Episcopal Supervisor Alexia Fugh. A more pointed view of, Becoming the Man (or Woman) of God’s Potential In the Mirror" under the leadership of Presiding Elder Lindsey and Dr Kaye Lindsey. In this letter you will find the opportunity to continue your involvement for even greater accomplishments and prayerfully an even greater future for the work that has yet to be done.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT: Build It Back Better, Moving Forward (Isaiah 55:6-9)
The vision is simply two-fold. One, is to acquire a home for worship and secondly, to prepare the people to go back into God's house recognizing that God's house is established by God's word, God's will, and God's ways.
Let’s build what we may have lost back better, for there is no recovery without discovery of His will for us. God has a purpose for Holy Trinity AME Church Las Vegas. When it comes to addressing fellowship among church members, there are many uncertainties about how to move forward especially under pandemic conditions. Clarity is necessary for a church to be a church.
And WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR about our readiness or willingness to go back into a building. MORE IMPORTANTLY, God deserves a place designated for worshiping, praising, honoring, glorifying and uplifting Him in the fellowship of believers! And a place where unbelievers can find a home away from home with God.
If you believe that to be is true, WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR, as officers of a church, that getting back into a building is a must and any uncertainty surrounding that has to be put in its proper place. LIKEWISE, WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR because as officers, we have the distinct privilege of being selected or elected to represent the congregation in making decisions on behalf of the whole congregation. With that responsibility comes the need for clear communications as well as directions to keep every member informed of the direction of the church.
The vision is the responsibility of the pastor or leadership in general. It defines our direction for this conference year. The vision has been laid out, the directions have been established and it is imperative that clear communications begin to execute the vision. It’s time to THINK BIG, it’s time to see ourselves as God sees us when we look at the Man or Woman In The Mirror and it’s time to Build Back Better, Moving Forward.
Pastor Kenneth Baker
The History of Holy Trinity African Methodist Episcopal ChurchHoly Trinity AME Church was founded on September 17, 1989 in the home of the Reverends Emanuel Wasson, III and Juanita V. R. Wasson, located at 409 Altamira Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. The following year, we moved to Mountain View Lutheran Church on 920 South Decatur where we held afternoon services. On July 29, 1991, the Official Board voted unanimously to go before the Annual Conference and request that we be taken into the conference as a full member. During the 1991 Annual Conference the Bishop Vinton R. Anderson, then Presiding Prelate of the 5th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, granted our request and took us into the conference. In June of 1992, to keep up with the needs of a growing congregation, Reverend Emanuel Wasson appointed Reverend Juanita Wasson as his Assistant Pastor. With the dynamic teachings of both Pastors, the congregation continued to grow and attract people of diverse backgrounds. On May 9, 1993, the church witnessed the acceptance into the ministry Cynthia Pitts, followed by Jacqueline Black on September 26, 1993. In 1995, the church relocated to 5243 West Charleston. In 1996, it was agreed that we should look towards our future and consider purchasing a church or building our own. Together we have worked towards this goal and in November of 2000 we moved to our past location 700 Lola Avenue, North Las Vegas, Nevada. Our edifice was dedicated on April 29, 2001 at 3:30 pm. We have been blessed with the ministry leadership of Reverend Delman Howard, Reverend Pamela Mason, Reverend Charles T. Wright and presently Reverend Kenny Baker. It has been a long, but fruitful journey and God has truly blessed us.