This week we celebrate 50 years of the Land of the Sky Jubilee.  It is hard to           believe 50 years has passed so quickly.

The Jubilee has been a spiritual refreshing for Christians and encouragement for churches all over the southern United States.

This week we have celebrated with songs, scripture, family, friends and food.  It was a wonderful week making memories!

Almost 53 years ago Maze Jackson hosted the Jubilee in   Atlanta, Georgia. That church was unable to continue being the host, so Pastor Ralph Sexton, Sr. offered to host the Jubilee at Trinity Baptist in Asheville.  That was 50 years ago!

During this wonderful week God has used our church to bless others again. “Thank you”, volunteers, for your hours of hard work. 

From the parking lots to the family choir, from the teen meals at night to the hot meals for lunch, from the prayer teams to the media department, God has used you all to bless others.  Thank you for praying and thank you for giving!

What a joy to work together and to be able to worship                 together.  May God keep us faithful for the future!

You are loved, 

Pastor Ralph / John 3:30

Rescue Asheville! Through the vision and burden of our young people, God has refocused our church to make an impact in our city with the message of Jesus.  This vision and burden has spread to other youth and churches in our community.


God is raising up a generation that desires the anointing of God upon their lives more than anything else!  Let’s join the rescue vision for our family, friends and community.


As a church we must be Ready for the rescue,

Established in the word of God,

Separated from the world,

Committed to our calling,

Understand the need,

and know Jesus is Enough for every situation.


Thank you to all the Pastors and Youth Pastors from our community who has joined us in this Vision.  May we see lives radically changed in the beautiful, wonderful, and powerful name of Jesus! Thank you for joining us for the community youth service, Sunday Night in the Sanctuary of Trinity Baptist Church.

Pastor Nathan Hawkins

We gather at Christmas time to remember that Jesus is the Reason for the Season and to share a smile and a greeting of Merry Christmas.

We decorate our yards with Christmas lights and mangers telling His Story.

We celebrate in our homes with family and friends.  We work together to decorate the Christmas tree or to find the Christmas star to the top the tree.

Some gather in the kitchen for last minute dishes or just to sample all the wonderful Christmas goodies.

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year!  We remember the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Because Jesus came and became the Light of the World, we remember others.

It is not about us!  It is all about Him and His words for us to love one another.  That caring and sharing is the joy of Christmas.

Sunday, December 25, 2016 we had the special blessing of being in church on His birthday.  What a wonderful time to be in church with our friends, our families, and Jesus on Christmas Day!

Muzette and I want to thank you for the beautiful Christmas cards, goodies, gift cards and food.  You have blessed our lives.  We thank you so very much!

You are loved,


Pastor and Muzette

Part of our New Year’s celebrations includes New Year Resolutions. Let’s dust off the failed resolutions of 2014 and give them another chance in 2015! There is something in our nature that likes and desires a clean slate, a clean piece of paper, or a “mulligan” (chance to hit it again.)

We serve a living Lord that is well aware of real life, including the problems we face every day with family, friends and jobs. Though we are Bible Believers, we are just people, common clay with feelings and emotions. Jesus wants us to be blessed and happy in our salvation. We are to be growing in our faith, our relationship, our finances and our walk with the Lord, Jesus Christ!

Every so often we have opportunities to hit the “reset” button spiritually as the Lord burdens our heart and visits with us in His Word and prayer. Sometimes it might be in a revival meeting or a special event, but each of these is given for an opportunity to pray and to vow to do better!

New Year’s Day is the perfect platform to start over with some good habits. Let’s start by growing in our walk with Jesus each day. Don’t forget that a church is also a living, growing and learning body of believers. We want to do more for Jesus than ever so let’s continue to pray and learn and grow in better service to the Lord!
Thank you for being faithful and for all you do for our church as we grow and go forward in 2015!

News reports frequently carry stories of people who get into trouble or are even jailed because of “things.” One recent story involved Air Jordan tennis shoes and another was about a young man stealing the cell phone of a lady just killed in an accident. We need to remember what matters in life, especially the value of our family, our friends and our faith.

Experts tell us that we need to repeat a certain behavior for 21 days to develop a good habit. So give each family member a hug for 21 days in a row, to become a habit. Pray for your wife or husband every day, pray for your children and friends by name to develop the good habit!

Think about what really matters in the light of eternity. What matters? A hundred years from today, will this thing or this worry on my mind really matter?

Our families will matter and their relationship with the Lord will matter. It matters where they will spend eternity! Each life and soul has value.

familyLet’s take time to determine what we can do to change the lives of the people we love.
Look for opportunities for new good habits, like trying to eat dinner together as a family for seven days in a row. Take each of your children and grand-children out to breakfast (individually) for a year. Take your spouse out on a “dialogue date” (that means turning off the phone and talking to each other.) You could even pick two or three nights a week to have no internet or TV in your evening, just the value of people in your life. More to come!