The founding and persistence of Trinity Temple Church of God In Christ is a testament of the faithfulness of God to the covenant that He made with COGIC's founder Bishop Charles Harrison Mason in March of 1897. "If you take this name, The Church of God In Christ (1 Thess. 2: 14) there will never be a building large enough to house the people whom I will send you". To that end, God's hand and providential care was at work in the formation and continuing progress of Trinity Temple Church through its seventy-nine years of faithful service to the people in and around the surrounding areas of Montclair New Jersey. God has blessed Trinity with four visionary and charismatic leaders, each building upon the work and success of the other that has made Trinity Temple into what it is today, a loving body of saints, "in the heart of the city with the people of the city in its heart."
Pastor Tyrone Hulin
Pastor Tyrone Hulin was baptized and saved in 1981 at the Emmanuel Church of Christ in Newark, NJ. He served on the Deacon & Trustee Boards at Lighthouse Temple Church in Newark, NJ from 1988 to 1995 under the leadership of the late Bishop James W. Parrott, Sr. He received his Exhorter’s License at United Church of Jesus Christ in Paterson, NJ under the leadership of Bishop Clinton A. Patterson in 1998. He received his Minister License on February 1, 2009 and was ordained as an Elder on August 26, 2012 at Trinity Temple Church of God In Christ in Montclair, NJ under the leadership of Bishop Norman L. Prescott, Prelate of the Third Jurisdiction of New Jersey. Three years later on September 26, 2015, he was installed as Pastor of Trinity Temple Church.
Pastor Hulin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ on May 2, 2009. He completed the Christian Worker’s Certificate Program at the New York Theological Seminary in 2010. He also finished the Human Resource Management Master Certificate Program at Villanova University on February 10, 2012. Pastor Hulin worked in corporate America for over 29 years, with the latter 18 years in management and working on special projects. He received his CPR/AED Certification from both the Red Cross and American Heart Association, and obtained his CPI Blue Card for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention on February 3, 2017. He is currently employed by the Montclair Board of Education as a paraprofessional. He is also a mentor at the Brother to Brother Program in Montclair, NJ.
Upon his appointment as Pastor of Trinity Temple Church of God In Christ, Pastor Hulin has set out a vision for the Church to continue to meet the needs of the community by re-establishing the Church’s community faith-based organization (Trinity Temple Community Development Corporation) with the help of enthusiastic Church members, He also formed partnerships with the Brother to Brother Mentoring Program of
Montclair, NJ, which provides social and life skills to elementary, middle school and high school students, and with the City-to-City Redeemer Church, which has provided grants for the continued spreading of God’s Word and strategic planning for the Church’s Community engagement.
Pastor Hulin is a “servant at heart” to God’s people and to the community. In 2015, he was the recipient of the “Servant Leadership Award” by Family Intervention & Training (FIT) Enterprises Inc.” In 2018, he received the “The Lonnie Brandon Community Service Award.” Pastor Hulin is very passionate about God’s Word. He believes that everyone should develop their own personal relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ, and to give Him the glory for everything that is accomplished in our life here on earth. As he likes to cite from his favorite scripture, 2 Corinthians 4:7; “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
Lastly, Pastor Hulin is the proud parent of daughter Jasmine E. Howard (Rajaune Howard, son-in-law), son Marcus T. Hulin and grandsons Beau, Wes and Kenji.
Our vision is to go into all the world and implore every man, woman, boy and girl to be reconciled to Christ, to share the love of Christ by providing humanitarian aid and teach the masses how to live a holy and separated life in this present world.