Sunday Worship 9:30am
Sunday Fellowship 10:30am
Sunday Educational Opportunities 11:00am
Office Hours: 8am-3:30pm Tuesday-Friday
Mission- Acceptance. Inquiry. Service. The mission of Trinity Presbyterian Church is to create a safe environment for everyone to learn, explore, and seek God. Jesus is among us when we make room for all persons with their questions, doubts, beliefs, ideas, and passions. We take seriously Jesus' assurance, "What you do for the least of these in my name, you do for me." We are ever seeking to growth in faith, understanding, service, and love.
Who We Are- Trinity Presbyterian of Starkville is a member of the St. Andrew Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, USA. You can learn more about our diverse denomination at http://www.pcusa.org. On the banner at the top of this website, you will find links to extensive sections about who Presbyterians are and what we believe and do.
607 Hospital Road, Starkville, MS 39759
Telephone - 662-323-9340
Pastor- Rev. Buren Blankenship
About Our Pastor- Buren was born and raised in Talladega, Alabama, the oldest of four children. His parents gave him many early lessons in compassion. As professional photographers, they taught him to observe the uniqueness of persons (the “character marks”) and present them at their best. They treated persons from diverse populations with respect, kindness, and care.
In high school Buren began to sense a call of God to some form of full-time ministry. He graduated from Talladega High School, the second in his class. God’s providence directed him to Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. At PC, he was a Founder’s Scholar and a National Merit Scholar. Working as an athletic trainer provided additional scholarship funds. He completed his Master of Divinity degree at Columbia Seminary, where he was a Columbia Scholar.
Between his middle and senior years of seminary, he served an intern year in media at the General Assembly Mission Board in Atlanta. While producing audiovisuals in the pre-digital age, he gained a deep appreciation for the mission and relationships of the larger church. During that year, he married Luanne Caldwell, a certified Director of Christian Education and graduate of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, VA. In God’s providence, they met at Montreat, a Presbyterian Conference Center. She has been a partner in ministry with Buren and a valuable asset to the churches they have served.
He began his work with the people of Trinity in March of 2008.
Buren’s interests include photography, occasional woodworking, and home improvement projects (when they go right!). Together with Luanne, he enjoys birding, wildflowers, and other nature studies. He enjoys using nature images to evoke a sense of awe and wonder for God the creator.
Where We Are- Trinity Presbyterian Church is less than one half mile west of OCH Regional Medical Center. The church is nestled in the woods, set back from the road. A large bronze cross marks Trinity’s entrance. It is the only driveway on the south side of Hospital Road between Starkville Manor and Reed Road.