There are a variety of gifts among the members of Trinity and we encourage everyone to use those gifts. 

These are only some of the people who help support the pastor-elders in the work they are doing by organizing, delegating, providing insight, and offering ideas and suggestions. They are a good representation of our church body and a welcome sounding board for the needs of the Trinity family. 

Deacons are chosen by the congregation to help lead and support the Trinity family under the oversight of the elders. Some may be good at pastoral care, some good at welcoming new people to the church, some good at helping the “least of these.” Each gift that is brought to the table is important and is used in order to lift up and call out the gifts of others in the congregation. 

  • philip chandler, pastor-elder/counselor

    Philip Chandler, along with his wife Debbie, are certified in biblical counseling through The Institute of Nouthetic Counseling, Greenville SC. They have been blessed to serve God's people at Trinity since 1998. Philip manages the many business aspects of Trinity's body-life and ministry. Philip and Debbie have been married since 1973. They have three children: Christy and her husband Michael Grayson, Ryan and his wife Amanda, and Scott and his wife Lindsey. Philip and Debbie have six Grandchildren: Samuel, Carsten, Evelyn, Elijah, Aden, and Ava Grace. Philip retired in 2014 from the paper distribution business where he had worked for over 40 years.


    Having graduated from The Master’s Seminary with a M.Div. in 2006, Steve Hall has served in pastoral ministry for over 18 years. Steve now ministers as a hospital chaplain as well as serving Trinity Baptist Church with a primary ministry of teaching Sunday School for a mixed group of ages. Steve married his wife, Stacey, in 1998. God has blessed them with four wonderful children: Matthew, Lisa and her husband Brian, James, and Hannah. 

  • Chris hough, pastor-elder

    Chris Hough is the founding pastor of Trinity Baptist Church. He graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1995 with a M.Div. (with a concentration in pastoral ministry). In 1990, Chris married his lovely wife, Kayla. God has blessed them with six children: Hannah and her husband Michael, Jessa, Hayden, now in the presence of the Lord, Caleb, Camille, and Joshua.

  • LEE STEINER, pastor-elder

  • BARRY LEBLANC, Worship Leader/Deacon

  • Michael was born in Freehold, NJ. Later, his family moved to Coral Springs, FL. In 1984, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Barksdale where he spent four years Active Duty and 31 years in the Reserves. During his time at Barksdale, Michael specialized in Avionics. Some of the things Michael enjoys are teaching Sunday school and spending time with his wife, Lillian, and son, Luke.

  • JOE HANSEN, deacon

    Joe was born in Falls City, Nebraska on July 24, 1943. He graduated from Peru State University, in Peru, Nebraska in 1962. While at Peru, he was saved under the witness of the Navigators. After college he was in the army for 3 years and continued his work with the Navigators. He married Charlotte McKinnon in 1973 and then went to SWBTS where he graduated with his MDiv in 1976. Over the next 14 years he served as a youth director, associate pastor and mission pastor. Joe and Charlotte have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. They are retired and enjoy spending their time mentoring and helping homeschool families, teaching Sunday school, leading a small group, and serving the body at Trinity.

  • Richard was born in Missouri and grew up in Jonesboro, LA. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University and began working at Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport in 1995. He married Jamie in 1999 and they have three children. Richard and his family began attending Trinity in 2009.

  • Charles began attending Trinity in 2000 to woo a girl. He stayed because Jesus Christ the Bridegroom wooed him. He enjoys exploring Shreveport with his wife Tina and their children Noah and Lydia. 

  • CHRISTOPHER WHITE, Deacon/Chief Technology Officer

    Christopher works full time for the military and owns a local property management business. He graduated from LA Tech with a degree in Computer Information Systems and has various professional certifications. He and his wife, Rachel, have been married since 2007 and together they homeschool their children, Caleb, Elliana, and Andrew. Christopher enjoys spending time with his family and sharing in church body life, especially in a small group setting.

  • DOUG WHITE, deacon

    Doug and his wife Shellye married in 1973 while they were students at Ole Miss. A native of Shreveport, Doug was commissioned as a 2LT in the US Army upon graduation from Ole Miss, and served four years on active duty as an Infantry and Military Intelligence Officer. He thereafter served 21 years in the US Army Reserve and Louisiana Army National Guard, retiring in 1999 as a Lt. Colonel. Following active duty he attended LSU Law School, graduating in 1981. He and Shellye returned to Shreveport, where he practices law in the areas of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Doug and Shellye had three children, Christopher, Jonathan, and Jennifer. Suddenly In 2009, the LORD took Jennifer. Shellye and Doug were founding members of Heritage Baptist Church in 1991, and joined Trinity in 2007. Doug serves as a deacon, and teaches an adult and family Sunday School class which currently meets in the gym. 

  • DEBBIE CHANDLER, counselor

    Debbie Chandler, along with husband Philip, has served as a biblical counselor since 2014. She is certified through The Institute of Nouthetic Counseling. She has been a member of Trinity since 1998. 

  • LILLIAN DEUTSCH, facility coordinator

    Lillian delights in being Michael's bride and homeschooling her son, Luke. She has lived in Louisiana all her life. She started her life journey in Houma, where she was born. Later, she moved to Alexandria and since 1992, she has been a resident of Shreveport. Her alma mater is ULM where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Lillian has been part of the Trinity family since 2007. She enjoys assisting her husband as he teaches Sunday school and worshipping with her church family. 

  • JESSA HOUGH, preschool/nursery director

  • Tina Moser Administrative Support

    Tina loves connecting people to people and people to resources. She thinks she hit the job jackpot when she was asked to help support Trinity staff, members, and friends.

  • SHELLYE WHITE, kitchen Teams Coordinator/Handbells

    Born in Kentucky and reared mostly in Mississippi, Shellye and Doug married in 1973. Her undergraduate degree in music at Ole Miss furthered her lifelong interest in serving the church through music. Currently she directs Trinity’s Handbell Group. She also loves working with Trinity’s Young People Kitchen Teams to facilitate regular Sunday lunches and other events. She and “Her Sweet Hubby” (Doug) are always looking forward to teaching dance whenever possible to the young people (or anyone remotely interested). In 2000, she started working with ladies 12 years old and up, to form “Titus 2” - a practical outworking of Titus, Chapter 2 where we shared with each other many and varied Home Education type skills. In 2015, she worked with some wonderful Trinity ladies to publish the current edition of Trinity’s Cookbook (“Dinner On The Grounds”). Available for sale, Trinity’s cookbook is given free to new members as an expression of hospitality. But, her greatest pleasure is being with Doug, her family, and especially the grandchildren, Caleb, Elliana, and Andrew.