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Rev. Erwin Trollinger Celebrates Two Milestones in the Gospel Ministry

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- As Rev. Erwin Lee Trollinger. Jr., M.Th. celebrated his 10th Pastoral Anniversary as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in White Plains, NY, he had even more to celebrate during the month of May. He has reached another milestone as he reflects back on his 45 years of service in the gospel ministry.

If you were not acquainted with Rev. Trollinger and his impact on the church and community before now, the tributes and testimonials given emphatically enlightened and informed everyone present at the celebratory luncheons and services.

Rev. Erwin Lee Trollinger, Jr. journey began in the Fairview - Greenburgh community. In 1976, at the age of 16, Rev. Trollinger embraced the salvation that was afforded to the Lord Jesus Christ. He grew under the pastoring of the late Rev. Charles Churn, Jr. whom he considered his spiritual Father. A graduate of Woodlands High School in Hartsdale, NY, Rev. Trollinger attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in Social Work and Theology. He earned his Master’s Degree in Sacred Theology at the Christ Theological Seminary.

Rev. Trollinger was licensed and ordained through the Union Temple Inspirational Baptist Church, under the shepherding and mentorship of the late Rev. Charles Churn Jr. and the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Association, in Queens, New York. In November 2003, he established Our Father’s House Baptist Church and held the first worship service at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains. The church’s mission was to reach out and minister to those who wanted to find a church that met the greater needs of the community. The church moved from different locations to held services and workshops and held prayer rallies at community centers in White Plains and Greenburgh. The church became an active member of the Central Hudson Baptist Association. Rev. Lester Cousin, former pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, served as a spiritual father and mentor to Rev. Trollinger. When Pastor Trollinger joined Calvary Baptist Church in White Plains, under the leadership of Rev. Lester Cousin, the membership of Our Father’s House Baptist Church also joined Calvary. In 2011, he was called to serve as the Sixth Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of White Plains. He has introduced many programs and ministries during his tenure at Calvary, including the “Church Without Walls Ministry. He is committed to his Calvary membership and is especially devoted to maintaining a loving relationship with his youth and seniors through the Young Adult Ministry “MIA “{Ministry In Action} and Senior Citizens Ministry, entitled “The Golden Saints” which is made up members of the church who are 80 years young up to 98. He constantly extends himself to participate in special activities and to spend quality time with them. Rev. Trollinger conducts a Morning and Prayer Devotion on the Conference Line and Facebook Live Tuesday thru Friday, 6:30am – 7:00am. Under his leadership Calvary was the first church in Westchester to open it’s doors for testing and receiving COVID 19 Vaccine.

He has also accomplished many innovative programs at Calvary in the social media and technology areas, including Calvary’s Gmail Address, Facebook Page, YouTube Channel, Public Assess TV Show: The Calvary Experience, ZOOM Meetings, Church in the Garden, Church Parking Ministry, Noon Day Bible Study, CANA Ministry, Chaplin at Epic Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. He has led Calvary to extend it’s love and monies to foreign nations of Haiti and Liberia, and Calvary presently is helping to build a Church in Liberia. The burning of the Church mortgage was also accomplished.

Rev. Trollinger has shared the gospel as an evangelist of New Testament in other countries, including Jamaica, West Indies; London, England; Kampala Uganda, West Africa, Trinidad and Tobago; and Ghana and Liberia in East Africa.

In October of 2013, Rev. Trollinger was elected President of the Ministers’ Fellowship Council of White Plains and Vicinity. Under his leadership, the Council has continued to grow in influence in the Westchester County area. Under his administration, the Council has conducted three successful marches and vigils, starting with the first Vigil and March because of the killings of the Charleston Nine, in which 500 people participated. The next march was organized around the Killing of two black men which was viewed on national TV, and the shooting of the five police officers in Dallas, Texas. Over 800 people of all races and religious backgrounds that live-in Westchester marched down the streets of White Plains and attended a rally to call for “Justice for All.” In 2020, Rev. Trollinger was able to bring together the interfaith community for a March and Rally in White Plains as the “Say Their Names” Protest. Once again, all races, creeds and faiths marched to call the attention to unjust police actions from White Plains, New York, and around the nation.

Rev. Trollinger serves on the many Boards and Committees throughout the County and New York State. He is Council President of the Ministers Fellowship Council of White Plains; International President and Patron of Agape Ministers College of Kumasi; President of Central Hudson Baptist Association Congress of Christian Education, as well as Cluster Leader for CHBA; Executive Board Member of New York State Council of Churches; Ecumenical Chair of the Empire Baptist State Missionary Convention; Board Member of the Salvation Army, Reimagine Policing for the City of White Plains; White Plains Religious Leaders; Westchester County Wide COVID 19 Task Force; New York State Fatherhood Conference, Grandpa’s United, White Plains Hospital HCI, and White Plains Community Resource. Rev. Trollinger is a volunteer Chaplin at the Westchester County -Norwood Jackson Correctional Facility, where he teaches weekly bible studies to the Adult Male inmates.

Rev. Erwin Lee Trollinger, Jr. is committed to the call which God has placed on him to serve and to spread the gospel. His motto is clear: “Lord Let Me Decrease, That Thou Might Increase.”

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