Meet Our Staff

Pastor Barry Clingan

Senior Pastor      

 Pastor Barry and Amy were married in 1985. They have four children; Jacob and his wife Morgan, Jordan, Jessie Kate, Joy and one daughter in heaven named Jenny. 

A native of Tennessee, Barry was licensed and ordained to the Gospel Ministry at Central Baptist Church in Hixson, TN. He graduated from Bryan College with a BA in Religious Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity as well as doctoral seminars at New Orleans Seminary and the University of Tennessee.

He served in churches throughout Tennessee and 

Mississippi before being called in 1988 as the Preaching Associate for Dr. Ron Phillips at Central Baptist Church in Hixson, TN. From there, he pastored in Brandon, MS where he also served on the North American 
Missions Board of the SBC. He currently pastors a group in Flowood, MS, that meets on Monday evenings called, “The Gathering.” He has been the senior pastor at The Church at Trophy Lakes for 13 years. 

Amy is called to minister to her husband and family as a homemaker, but also is used by God as a teacher and speaker. She serves on the Family Ministry Team in Children’s Ministry, and the Intercessory Prayer Ministry

 

"My Sanity is Best Served by Serving Others"

Pastor Barry Clingan

Pastor Sam Dow

Associate Pastor of  Student Ministry 

Pastor Sam and Jennifer married in 2015. 

In 2013 Sam served as the Lead Youth Intern. He became Youth Associate in 2015 and Youth Pastor in 2016. He attended Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX and the University of Texas at Arlington. He was Ordained in 2016. He further serves this church and our community in our media department creating videos, graphic art, our web page, and social media ministry.

Jennifer is a graduate of Texas Christian University and works as a Kindergarten Teacher at Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas. She serves with Sam in Student Ministry, Altar Ministry Team and is the face of our 
announcement videos.

 

Pastor Michele Cohen

Associate Pastor of Women, Prayer, & Arts          

 Michele Francesca was born and raised in the beautiful county of Surrey, England. She has over twenty-five years ministry experience and is an author and international speaker for conferences, workshops, and multi-media broadcasts. Michele is passionate about equipping and empowering people of all ages and backgrounds to arise in the fullness of their redeemed potential. Before joining The Church at Trophy Lakes as a Pastor of Women's Ministry, Performing Arts, & Prayer, she served as a teacher/leader for fifteen years at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. Michele trained for five years at the Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts in Kent, UK. Her artistic career spans over three decades including performance coaching and creative director positions in the United States and abroad, a four year teaching post at the Italia Conti Academy of Theater Arts in London, and directing high budget productions in Dallas, Texas. Her latest book "ARISE" (an autobiographical teaching book) was just released in Fall 2017. For more details visit michelefrancesca.com 

 

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