Leaders and Staff

Our Leadership Team

This is our leadership and administrative teams. Read their bios and get to know them! They will be happy to speak with you when meeting them at church!

Tim Daniels, Sr. Minister

We pride ourselves in saying Timothy Daniels is not only the Senior Minister at Trinity Gardens Church of Christ located in Houston, TX, he is also an influential leader. His messages of hope and healing have reached across gender, social economic status, ethnic groups, and color lines to help people heal the past, make peace with the present and create a powerful future. 

Timothy has gladly served the community and church for over 24 years, having taken the reins of his late father, M. C. Daniels, who also served as Senior Minister. Timothy, just like his father, is blessed with the ability to provide sound biblical answers to sociological ills. Repeatedly he demonstrates how the church is a hospital for sin sick people and we are all in need of healing. 

Every worship service is an amazing and awe-inspiring experience. Here we are encouraged to surrender, lay it all before the altar, and reign victorious because, ‘God always takes care of His children.’ 

Daniels’ tenure of teaching and counseling has positioned him to reach others with humor, warmth, transparency, and strength as he empowers congregants and visitors to continue living the life that God intended them to live.

He along with his wife, Cynthia Daniels is dedicated to building God’s Kingdom one family at a time. Their life is dedicated to living by example and encouraging people to follow Christ. They are kingdom builders whom God has positioned to help people catapult themselves in order that they may turn their lives around. 

Timothy Daniels is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Southwestern Christian College and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Texas A & M University. Cynthia Daniels is a graduate of the University of Houston and Prairie View A & M University. Both Timothy and Cynthia are points of light, using the value of education to motivate and inspire youth to aim beyond their wildest dreams and to live out their true potential. 

 Timothy and Cynthia have been married over 45 years and are proud parents of three children and grandparents of five grandchildren. Families take a front row seat at Trinity, and since family is the cornerstone of what we do, the Daniels’ example of faith, courage, love, loss, laughter, hope, healing, and forgiveness, serves as an awakening that God wants to bless and restore families.



Loyal, hard-working, and dedicated are synonymous with Elder George Nimmer. He has been a member of Trinity Gardens since 1990 when he was baptized under the leadership of the late M.C. Daniels and has been an active member within the Lord’s body.

Playfully known as “the man with the keys”, George is the building access administrator. He was installed as a deacon in 1993, ordained as an elder in 2014, and is a participating member of the teen, food pantry, education, finance, and care group ministries.

George was a courageous Corporal in the United States Marine Corp from 1967-1971; and, during this time he received a Purple Heart for injuries accrued in physical combat. After active duty service to our country, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston in 1981. Soon after graduation he was employed by Dow Chemical where he worked as a chemical buyer, retiring in 2012.

George is also a family man. He is married to Evelyn; has two adult daughters, Sowanda and Yolanda; and three grandchildren, Kennedi, Byron Jr., and Robert. He appreciates the diversity of our church and his favorite scripture is the 23rd Psalms.


Julius Clebourn, Elder


“Don’t let a difference, be a difference!” These words are Elder Julius Clebourn’s daily inspiration, shared by a mentor, the late Brother Johnny Wooten of the Scenic Woods Church of Christ.

Julius joined Trinity Gardens in June 2008, bringing a resume that includes hard work and dedication to service within the Lord’s church. He was baptized in March 1987 and shortly after began working with the youth ministry at Scenic Woods Church of Christ. In 1991, he transferred his membership to Shady Acres Church of Christ and had an active role in the congregation’s youth, benevolence visitation, and finance ministries. From 2001-2006 he was member of the Garden Oaks Church of Christ where he was a member of the benevolence, men’s, and new converts ministries; and, he eventually became a deacon. During his time with us at Trinity Gardens, he has served in the First Principles and Care group ministries; was ordained as a deacon and is now an elder.

When asked what makes Trinity Gardens special, Elder Clebourn remarked, “The Church’s willingness to be different (non-traditional). We are a diverse body of people that celebrates a rich heritage. We are committed to building a living and viable church for the next generation’s success, all while remaining true to God’s written purpose for a body of Believers”.

Julius has been a loyal employee of NRG Energy (formerly HL&P) for 30 years. He is married to Jennifer; has three children, Jameka, JaKeisha, and Julius Clebourn III; and five grandchildren. His favorite scripture is Romans 12:1-3 and his favorite song is “How Great Is Our God “. He loves our church and is proud to be one of your elders.


Dr. Ralph Draper, Elder

Fred has been a part of the Trinity Gardens family for most of his life and he is now in his first year of serving our church as a deacon. His lineage has also been deeply rooted in our church’s history; he is the son of the late Sammie Walker who taught Bible classes to several generations at Trinity Gardens.

Fred wears many service hats at our church and always makes himself available to assist in whatever capacity needed! He is an usher during worship service , an active member of Joseph’s Storehouse, prison visitation and benevolence ministries.

Fred is currently employed by. He and his wife, Cynthia have been married for thirty five years and they are the proud parents of three children and the proud grandparents of 10. Cynthia serves alongside her husband in the Prison Ministry. She is also a greeter during worship service, and assists with communion preparation as well as the kitchen ministry.

Fred understand’s the value of having God’s presence in one’s life. His favorite scripture is Revelation 22:21 – “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is with you all Amen.”



Rinthian Pickney


Rinthian Pickney is a life-time member of our fellowship. His grandparents, the late Brother and Sister Willie Jackson, Sr., were two of the founding members and the Trinity Gardens community has had the privilege of watching him transition from boy-hood to man-hood.

Rinthian has tirelessly worked in many of our ministries: the nursing home, sick and prison visitation ministries, as well as several ministries in our education department. We are proud to have him in his current role at Trinity Gardens as one of our newest deacons.

Rithian admires Trinity Gardens because of the love our church shows towards others. “What makes Trinity Gardens unique is our love for the people, the community and for the Word of God. At Trinity Gardens, it’s not about money or the status quo, but what thus saith the Lord”.

Rinthian earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Safety Engineering from the University of Houston, Downtown and has worked for the Houston Fire Department for over 12 years. He is married to Pamela; and they are the proud parents of three children: Matthew, Meagan, and Moriah.

When Rinithian needs guidance or assurance he can always rely on his favorite scripture, Philippians 1:21 “To live is Christ, to die is gain.”

Andre Allen
Andre Allen is a graduate of Westfield High School and continued his studies at Southwestern Christian College.

He has been employed as an engineer for 13 years, driving trains for Union Pacific Railroad and wants you to know that he is not the train that is blocking you when you’re trying to get to work in the mornings!

Andre has been a member of Trinity Gardens for twelve years and appreciates that our community is unique, offering a worship and fellowship experience like no other. Andre’s favorite bible verse is I Samuel 1:27, “I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.”

Andre has been serving in various ministries for a number of years.   He is involved in the Men’s, Education, Teen and Music Ministries at Trinity Gardens. Andre has always been willing to service the Body of Christ in any capacity.

Andre has been married to Ashley Allen for 13 years.  They are the proud parents of three sons, Andre Jr., Micah and Brydon.  Ashley is also a product of Humble High School and is continuing her education at the University of Houston Downtown via Kingwood where she studies Business Management. Ashley has been involved in serving ministries at Trinity Gardens for 10 years. She has lead the media ministry team alongside Andre for three years, and is also a member of the Women’s and Couples Ministries. She appreciates the kindness of the members at Trinity Gardens and the willingness to form new ministries to fit the needs of our members. Her favorite scripture is 1 John 4:16, “And so we know and rely on the love of God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

Korey Curtis
Not only is Korey one of our newest deacons, but he is also involved in the Building and the Technology Ministries at Trinity Gardens. His family has a rich heritage in our church, the fellowship which he was born and reared. His mother, Robin Curtis, is a long standing member and his grandmother the late Percy German, was one of our founding members.

Korey believes Trinity Gardens is unique because of our church’s diversity. He appreciates that people of different races and backgrounds feel comfortable worshiping here and he loves to lend a listening ear to our members’ stories and concerns.

Korey Curtis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Texas, Arlington and he has worked in the telecommunications industry for fifteen years. He is married to Shelia Curtis and they have one daughter and two sons: Shirley, Alexander and Jordan.

When Korey needs to be reminded that God provides all, he relies on his favorite Bible verse: “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” Psalms 23.1



Greg Temple Deacon

Gregory Temple is a public servant to Harris County through law enforcement and is proud to have taken a service role in our fellowship as  one of our newest deacons. He has been a member of Trinity Gardens since 1994;he appreciates the family oriented environment of Trinity Gardens and he admires the church’s leadership. Gregory is a dedicated participant who wears several servant hats as a team member with our care group , singles and  parking lot security ministries.   Gregory is a graduate of the University of Houston, Downtown where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement. He is  the recipient of the Basic Police officer’s certification and recently graduated from the Harris County Sheriff’s Academy in 2014, where he transitioned to his his latest position a Deputy  Becoming a police officer is not Greg’s first experience with being a public service. He has also spent eight years in the United States Marine Corp., receiving numerous awards including a Certificate of Commendation, eight meritorious and two letters of appreciation.   Greg has been married to Mary Temple for twenty-four years and they have two children: Gregory & Alyson.   Greg’s life and spiritual walk are deeply rooted in faith. When he seeks inspiration, he turns to his favorite scripture, Hebrews 11:1:  “Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Randal Broxton


Randal Broxton has been a member of Trinity Gardens since 2008 is one our congregation’s newest deacons. He was drawn to our church’s community because of our down to earth members, leadership and community involvement.

Randal is the son of the late Brother and Sister Bennie Broxton, who were long-time members that were instrumental during the formative years of Trinity Gardens Church of Christ . It is evident that his parents instilled dedication and a work ethic in Randal, as he has been active in the couples ministry for four years and has recently joined the Joseph’s Storehouse food pantry team.

Randal holds a BBA in Finance from Lamar University and currently works as an Insurance Sales Representative. He has held this position since 1997. During his sales career, he has received Salesman of the Year and on several occasions the Presidents’ Club Award.

Randal is married to Cynthia, who is a graduate of Prairie View A &M University. Cynthia has worked as a Registered Nurse for the past seventeen years. They are the proud parents of three daughters, one son and one grandson.

Randal finds comfort in the Biblical scripture, Hebrews 11:1. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Quentin Mixon

Quentin Mixon has been a member of Trinity Gardens since 1998. He has been active in the education and teen ministries worked with Joseph’s Storehouse, and has graciously accepted his newest role as Deacon.

Quentin appreciates all the learning opportunities that our church offers. He thinks Trinity Gardens is unique because of the differentiated bible lessons, applicable scripture teachings, friendly atmosphere, activities for the children, and our willingness to learn and grow.

Quentin earned a master’s of Business Administration degree from Texas Women’s University. He has worked as a secondary special education teacher for ten years, but is also an active member of the United States

Army Reserve. During his time in Army Reserves he’s held several positions and has earned three achievement medals. He is also a leader in the education field, receiving teacher of the month awards and participating as an active member of the shared decision-making committee.Quentin is married to Courtney Mixon and they have two sons, Quincy & Casey. His favorite scripture, James 2:17, is a friendly reminder of faith in action – “In the same way faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action is dead.”

Marvin Jackson

Marvin Jackson is a graduate of Kashmere Senior High School and has done further studies at Houston Community College as well as the College of Biblical Studies.

He is an entrepreneur who has been self-employed for twenty years with Galvanize Inc./Generational Media.

Marvin has been a member of Trinity Gardens for 14 years and one of his favorite parts of the worship experience is manner in which Brother Tim Daniels explains the Word in a practical and applicable manner through Biblical teaching. Marvin’s favorite Bible verse is Psalms 73:25-26 , “Whom have I in heaven but thee?  And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.  My flesh and my hearth faileth; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever”.

Brother Jackson has been involved in the Men’s ministry for four years as one of the coordinators. He has also been involved in the Joan Murray Ministries, which provides teachings through local and international missions for five years..  

Brother Jackson has been married to his wife, Brenda Smith Jackson for 41 years.  They are the proud parents of two sons, Marvin III (Chantee), and Michael (Shaniqua), and have five lovely grandchildren.  Brenda is a product of Kashmere Senior High School. She is active in church fellowship and is a member of the Stephens Ministry, which serves and cares for hurting people; the Joan Murray ministry ,the CD Ministry (eight years) and the Prayer Ministry for four years (4) at Trinity Gardens. Her favorite scripture is Ephesians 1:13-14 , which reads, “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory”.

Classie Lemons
Administrative Assistant
After 40 years of service with the United States Post Office, Classie Lemons retired and became our church’s administrative assistant. She is proud to call Trinity Gardens her church home and believes that it is unique because of our members and their eagerness to become involved in ministry work.

“No one ‘s a stranger,” said Classie ”, when commenting on the friendliness and upbeat demeanor of our church family. Our Sunday morning worship services and praise team are also aspects of inspiration.

Classie was married to the late Tommie Lemons, Sr. for 50 years. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and meeting new people. She is a self-proclaimed window shopper and loves to snorkel, but admits that she can’t swim!

Michael, Jones, Deacon
Valerie Smith
Administrative Assistant

Valerie is a survivor and living testimony to overcoming life’s circumstances! She is a dedicated member of our church’s community and also serves as one of our administrative assistants.

Valerie appreciates the family-style atmosphere at Trinity Gardens. “Although we are considered to be some what of a mega church, we are close-knit, and our Pastor enjoys interacting with the members.” Valerie also values that our church accepts everyone as they are; being themselves, without judgment.

Valerie draws daily inspiration from Jesus and the fact that he died so that we could live. It is the motivation for her motto: “Live to Live”; and, with a positive spirit, she has been able to turn some of life’s devastating defeats into triumphs. She is a colon cancer survivor; has earned a masters degree after being declared legally blind; and, because of these incredible achievements, created a non-profit organization, Crusaders for Colon Cancer, Inc.

Founding a non-profit and becoming a living example of claiming victory has given Valerie the platform to share her survival story during many speaking engagements.

Valerie enjoys spending time with her family. She has been married to the love of her life, Winslor, for 24 years and they enjoy the company of their grandkids. Valerie is also an avid skydiver and has a tendency to tell corny jokes (although she often wonders why she is the only one laughing)!

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