Pastor Thurman Fooks has had a call on his life to ministry for several years. In October 2010, God instructed Pastor Thurman to begin Trinity Christian Ministry. On January 2, 2011 TCM opened its doors! As Pastors, Thurman and Carlena believe they are responsible for spiritually caring for, protecting, guiding, and feeding a group of believers entrusted in their care, they do not take it lightly when a believer is led by the Holy Spirit to join themselves to this ministry in the advancement of God’s kingdom. 

Pastor Thurman T. Fooks, Senior Pastor

Thurman Fooks is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Trinity Christian Ministry in Camp Springs Maryland. Born and raised in Washington DC, Thurman accepted Jesus Christ at the age of 11. Pastor Fooks is a native Washingtonian where he attended and graduated from H.D. Woodson High School in 1986.  After high school, Pastor Fooks proudly served in the Armed Forces, Air Force, for four years. While serving, he met and married the love of his life, Carlena.  His early years of ministry include working with the Men’s Ministry, Marriage Ministry, Drama Ministry and overseer of the audio visual needs of the church. Pastor Fooks was ordained in 2004 @ The Tree of Life Christian Ministries Alexandria, Va.  Thurman has a tremendous passion for God’s word coupled with a love for God’s people. He has a contagious spirit of generosity that flows through every facet of the ministry. Having received his mandate from God in 2010, Thurman obediently fulfills his calling as Pastor of Trinity Christian Ministry. Thurman’s unwavering commitment to teaching the Word of God, as well as his desire to pastor with a shepherd’s heart, has allowed him to minister encouragement to both men and women giving them the tools to live a victorious life through Jesus Christ. Pastor Fooks has a heart for God and a true desire and passion to see the people of God grow and develop their own personal relationship with God. Well-known for his outward show of emotion through tears, he makes no apologies for his true love for God and God’s people.

First Lady Carlena Fooks

Rev. Carlena Fooks is the loving wife of Pastor Thurman and the First Lady of Trinity Christian Ministry. Born in Washington DC, Carlena accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 9. As an active member of her church, she participated in the Children’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry and with Pastor Thurman on the Marriage Ministry.  Speaking from the heart of her own experiences as a wife, mother of three, our First Lady has the unique ability to connect to families from all walks of life. She too has accepted the call to bring lives closer to our Lord and Savior.  As First Lady of Trinity, she also oversees Church Administration and leads the Women’s ministry.  Married for 18 years, the couple has been truly blessed. They have three-gifted young men, a set of twins DeAndre’ and DeLante’ and younger son Carson. Together Thurman and Carlena currently teach and exhibit principles that demonstrate to families how they can have a full relationship with God and have an understanding of each other that allows them to build stronger relationships. They also conduct one-on-one counseling sessions with anyone interested in improving a relationship with family, friends, or in their marriage.
With the help of God, they can help you find the answer to many of the issues you are facing. They are a humble, God-fearing couple, whose motive is simply to serve God by serving you.