Holy Trinity Church was established as a mission church of Christ Church, Spokane on October 21, 2007. Kenton Spratt accepted the call and assumed the role of a tent making pastor while he finished up the year as the headmaster and upper-level instructor at Westover Academy. He assumed full-time pastoral duties on June 1 of 2008. We currently (as of November 2010) have 23 member households (78 members) with some adherents. We are very grateful for the oversight of the elders of Christ Church in Spokane who, along with Kenton, currently provide leadership for the church while we wait for God to supply us with more in-house elders and deacons.
Holy Trinity is very happy to be a member of the Confederation of Reformed Evangelical Churches (Knox Presbytery), but this affiliation does not define the boundaries of our fellowship. The CREC provides us with accountability and encouragement, but we embrace the whole of Christ’s church with all its messiness and look forward to seeing how the Groom is going to clean up His bride.
The doctrinal statement that the elders must subscribe to at Holy Trinity Church is the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) with a few exceptions – most notably our approach to baptism. We permit both those who embrace believer’s baptism and those who maintain infant baptism to serve as elders on our session. Members do not have to embrace the Confession (as elders do), but members must be willing to be taught according to these standards. Holy Trinity Church aims to be a place where sincere believers who love God’s word can grow up in it (at whatever level of maturity they are currently at), and not a place for those who have arrived (or think they have!).