Pastor Les Cool has served the EC Church since 1988: Minister of Youth and Christian Education at Lancaster Grace; church planting in Delaware; the EC National Conference’s first Church Planting Associate and now, Kingdom Extension Associate; and most recently, the Lead Pastor at Akron (PA) Grace Church. Pastor Les brings over three decades of training and hands on experience in…
Pastor Dale Miller grew up in Douglassville, PA and graduated from Daniel Boone High School. He attended Central Christian College of the Bible in Missouri, where he had the opportunity to serve in youth ministry for two years. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Preaching, he became a student at Dallas Theological Seminary and graduated with a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Formation. While in Dallas he worked in youth ministry at Northwest Bible Church as well as college ministry at Southern Methodist University.
He loves going out to Reading Phillies games, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, heading down to the Jersey beach, and snowboarding at Bear Creek. He also likes playing all sorts of sports and listening to different kinds of music. He is a drummer and has been playing for over ten years in various worship bands.
Dale has a desire to see students grow in their knowledge of and passion for Jesus Christ. Through teaching and discipleship balanced with evangelism and outreach he strives to encourage students to discover their personal walk with Christ.
Pastor Gary grew up in Sanatoga and graduated from Pottsgrove High School. He received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and after a 10-year career as a pharmacist, he felt called to pastoral ministry. He attended Lancaster Bible College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible. Gary leads our First Impressions Ministry and Media Ministry teams, and is a part of our preaching rotation. He is responsible for leading our Welcome Team, creating in-house videos and announcement slides, keeping our church up-to-date with modern trends, and encouraging the congregation to continually embrace our vision, “A Place to Belong,” and our mission, “Helping People Love and Follow Jesus.” His ministry goal is to create a warm, welcoming, and friendly church environment that is conducive to meaningful worship, connections, and spiritual growth.
Gary is a talented spoken word artist who periodically shares his work with our church. He is also a die-hard Philly sports fan, especially the Sixers. He spends his spare time participating in fantasy sports leagues and listening to all genres of music. He enjoys video games and The Legend of Zelda is his all-time favorite game.
Celeste Jenkins is the Director of Children’s Ministries and of Cornerstone Preschool here at Trinity Church. She grew up in Pottstown, PA, graduated from Chapel Christian Academy in Limerick, PA, and went on to study Elementary Education at Trinity Baptist College in Florida. In 2004, she married her high school sweetheart, John, and God has since blessed them with two children, Madelyn and Lucas. From an early age, she knew that God had put a special passion in her heart to minister to children and guide them to Jesus, and she has been serving in children’s ministries since 1999. Her desire is to reflect the love of Jesus and to faithfully live out a Deuteronomy 6:7 life.
Celeste loves laughing with her husband, being a homeschool mom, harmonizing to every song she hears, contributing to her food blog in her spare time, and all things art and crafting.