As Presbyterians, we believe that Christ rules his church by ordained officers, particularly Pastors, Ruling Elders, and Deacons. While both Pastors and Ruling Elders serve in the ministry of ruling God's church, Pastors are specifically ordained by God to the ministry of the Word. Deacons come alongside the Pastors and Elders to serve the needs of the congregation.

Our Pastors

Pastor Fred Hofland

Pastor Hofland grew up in Ontario, Canada and graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.Sci. After working a number of years he attended Westminster Seminary in California, graduating in 1993. Pastor Hofland served as associate pastor at Trinity PCA in Escondido, CA for six years before moving to Wilmington to pastor Trinity OPC. He and his wife Alaine have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. In his spare time, Pastor Hofland enjoys reading, cycling and working around the yard.

Associate Pastor Jeffrey Carter

Pastor Carter is from the Wilmington area. He attended N.C. State University and graduated in 2007 with a Civil Engineering degree. In 2014 he graduated with an M.Div. from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. After multiple internships, he was called to be an associate pastor at Trinity in the summer of 2016. He is married to Maryfrances and they have two children (a daughter and a son). Pastor Carter enjoys running, fishing, and roasting, brewing, and drinking fresh coffee.

Our Deacons

  • Gil Martin
  • Frits DenHartog
  • Rufus Lee
  • Bob Tiller (Emeritus)