George and Tina Tripp have been serving ministries since 1980. It is our desire to come alongside ministries and offer them proven solutions to help further the impact of their ministry.
George & Tina Tripp have joyfully followed the providence of God with their two sons, Alan & Jason, for almost 40 years in proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel of the grace of God! The Lord has faithfully led us to experience the joys of serving Him in many churches and para-church ministries from Tampa Bay to Chicago. With our boys married in the last two years, we continue to marvel in His providential leading! We were both saved within a few months of one another in the spring of 1980. While working as a Nuclear Medical Technologist at the Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Tina was led to the Lord with a gospel tract called Heaven Quiz by the faithful witness of Jackie Jackson, a graduate of Florida Bible College. She guided us to attend Calvary Community Church of Tampa where Pastor Hank Lindstrom led George to faith in Christ. Nine years of ministry followed at this local church where we were grounded in the scriptures.
Recipients Of Ministry Services
Bethel Baptist Church of New Port Richey
Bethel Baptist Church of Schaumburg
BIBLELINE Ministries of Tampa
Calvary Community Church of Tampa
Child Evangelism Fellowship of St. Petersburg
Construction for Worldwide Evangelism of Tampa
Faith Community Church of Seminole
First Baptist Church of Land O’ Lakes
Freedom Square Nursing Center of Seminole
Northside Baptist Church of St. Petersburg
Over a five year period, we both attended Tampa Bay Bible College’s evening institute which further equipped us for the work of the ministry. During this time, George served as Chairman of Deacons, Chairman of Building Committee, Awana Commander & Awana Clubs of South Florida Advisory Board Chairman, and Bible teacher. Tina served as Nursery Chairman, Awana Secretary, Choir Member, and VBS teacher. Seven years of exciting ministry growth followed at First Baptist of Citrus Park where both our sons attended Citrus Park Christian School. Pastors Harold Warner and Bob Baker introduced us to the joy of One-to-One Discipleship. We continued serving the Lord in the Awana Clubs of our local church and had nearly three hundred kids in weekly attendance. Burdened to serve the Lord in a full-time way, we both responded to the invitation during a World Mission Conference in the spring of 1992. Shortly thereafter, we were both commissioned as faith-supported Awana Missionaries to Central Florida. In order to fulfill this ministry call, George resigned his twenty year career in the insurance industry.
Tina completed her Biblical Counseling Internship at Tampa Bay Theological Seminary in 1994. Under George’s capable leadership, the Central Florida area grew from 60 churches in 1992 to 124 churches in 1995 using the Awana Club program. The Awana Treasure Coast Scholarship Camp began in 1993 serving the churches of Florida and South Georgia with George serving as Camp Director. Taking note of the explosive growth in Florida, the executive leadership invited him to join the team as Director of Communications at the Awana Home Office in Streamwood, Illinois. What a joy it was for George to promote Awana Clubs International by traveling the United States with the founder of Awana, Art Rorheim, sharing the history, ministry and vision of Awana on radio, television and in the local church!
Our family life was blessed greatly by the ministry of Bethel Baptist Church and Schaumburg Christian School during our ministry years in Illinois. Our sons’ education and music studies were enhanced greatly in this culturally rich northwest suburb of Chicago. Alan had the privilege of studying piano performance under Roger VanMaasdam at Bethel Baptist and Emilio del Rosario at the Music Institute of Chicago. Jason excelled in the study of classical guitar under Steve Suvada at Harper College and baritone under Keith Riffel. George joined the pastoral staff of Bethel Baptist Church in 1998 as Pastor of Administration at the invitation of the co-pastors Frank Bumpus and Bradley M. Smith.
Park Street Baptist, Starkey Road Baptist, Bayside Community, New Journey Fellowship, and now Northside Baptist have offered us many opportunities to minister over the past eighteen years! Alan graduated from Clearwater Christian College and then Stetson University College of Law in 2007. Jason graduated from St. Petersburg College and then Stetson University College of Law in 2011. Jason married Jamie Koontz in May of 2009. Alan married Jenn White in October of 2010. We now enjoy four beautiful grandchildren! What wonderful blessings!
Today, George and Alan work together at the Tripp Law Firm in Seminole, Florida. Jason owns TechTripp, an IT consulting company serving primarily law firms and doctor’s offices. Tina volunteers with Suncoast Hospice. Both of us teach children in after school Good News Clubs and Awana Clubs. How we marvel as we reflect on the good work He has done in and through our lives!
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you
will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6