God's Mission

Called and gathered by God, we are sent into the world to share the gospel and to serve in the world.

We Confess
the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.

We Believe

Jesus Christ is the Word ​of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.

The proclamation of God's message to us as both Law and Gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering in all its fullness in the person and the work of Jesus Christ.

The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God. Inspired by God's Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God's Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian service in the world.

The Church is a people created by God in Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, called and sent to bear witness to God's creative, redeeming, and sanctifying activity in the world.

Church Office Hours


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed from 11:30-12:30 for lunch

Contact us

Wayne Mitchell

Custodian / Property Curator

Emily Edwards
Communications / 

NewSong​ Worship Curator & Lead Musician

Ashley Fisher, AIM
Faith Formation Minister

Nancy Wilfong

Church Hostess

Denise Moose

Financial Administrator

Our Staff

Holy Trinity is blessed to have full and part time staff members who faithfully carry out the day-to-day ministries of the congregation in loving, caring, and creative ways. We invite you to take a moment to get to know some of these staff persons here.

Holy Trinity in the early 1920s.

Our History

Our congregation was organized on September 22, 1876 by twenty-seven charter members meeting in the Hickory City Hall. Rev. Dr. A.J. Fox was our first pastor. Since that time 26 pastors and 7 interns have served our congregation. Holy Trinity was initially housed in a small white wooden church in Hickory.

Rev. Dr. Richard Graf

Interim Senior Pastor

Jo Carol Thomason
Music Ministry Coordinator

Eddie Wesson

Wednesday Church Night


Jessica Finney

Nursery Coordinator

Lori Trimm & Kristy Edens

Pre-School Co-Directors

Van Van Horne
Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator

Karen Kahill
Parish Administrative Assistant