We are a sports ministry organization that focuses on three specialized areas of sports outreach.
A huge thrust of the Trinity Sports Group is education- the equipping of sports outreach leaders. We concentrate on two main areas: Local church training and biblical higher education. In conjunction with CSRM's THE AGON INSTITUTE of Sports Ministry, we encourage the local bible colleges to embrace and integrate sports ministry courses into their curriculum.
Gerard has been involved in the field of sports mission since 1991. He began his career at his local church at the time, Faith Revival Ministries. In those days, the church football (soccer) team was the vehicle through which he did his ministry.
From January 2001 – September 2007, Gerard served as National Coordinator
of Athletes in Action (AIA) Trinidad and Tobago. In January 2008, Gerard founded the Trinity Sports Group (TSG), where he currently serves as President and CEO of the organization.
Gerard also serves as the Country Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Trinidad and Tobago.
Gerard has also served in a denominational sports missionary position – as the Sports Outreach Coordinator of the Nazarene Border Initiative – for the Church of the Nazarene, during two stints in 2010 and 2011. For this assignment, he was based in the city of El Paso, Texas.
Locally, he has provided sports outreach event services, to churches from the following denominations: New Testament Church of God – Cleveland Tennessee, Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies, Open Bible Standard Churches, Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, Church of the Nazarene, Divine Encounter Fellowship Ministries International and the Christian Brethren (Gospel Hall) Assemblies.
Regionally, he has collaborated with churches on a track and field project – the Carifta Games Chapel Program - where he served as the Sports Chaplain in the following countries: St. Lucia, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Bermuda, The Bahamas, Martinique, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada and Curacao, during the period 2008-2017.
During the period January – March of 2007, Gerard served as the Coordinator of the HOPE 2007 Project in T&T. HOPE 2007, was the major sport event ministry that took place around the Cricket World Cup in the West Indies, in each of the nine host countries.
In February of 2016, he conducted both a Level 1 and a Level 2 Sports Outreach Leadership Development training, of the leaders of the cricket teams, involved in the Victory Heights Cricket League. He has also facilitated a Level 3 Sports Outreach Leadership Development training, of the members of the Evangelism Department, of the La Horquetta Gospel Foundation Church.
Gerard was one of the conference speakers at the Catch The Fire Evangelism Conference, hosted by the National Evangelism Department of the New Testament Church of God, in January of 2017.
Gerard possess a Diploma in Ministry from the Faith Revival Ministries Ministry Training School: 1994 - 1997. He has also completed academic work at Mount Royal University Canada: 1989 – 1990 and with the University of the Western Cape, South Africa: November 2012.
He is also the recipient of an Award for Christian Excellence (ACE), bestowed on him by the Trinidad and Tobago Council of Evangelical Churches, in collaboration with the Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International (Trinidad and Tobago Chapter), for his contribution in the sphere of Sports Mission. This awards ceremony was held on the 11th of March 2012.
Gerard has also been appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the Golden Rule, by Golden Rule International, in conjunction with the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative. This ceremony took place on the 9th of March 2016.
Gerard is a member of the Dibe Church of the Nazarene. He has served on both the District Evangelism Board and the District Council of the Nazarene Missions International, Church of the Nazarene, Trinidad and Tobago District.
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Because of the severe restrictions imposed on our society, by our government, due to the pandemic, we have not engaged in any church-based sports and fitness outreach activities this year.
When you give today, you are helping Gerard purchase books that are part of the Institute of Sports Ministry Series for training, to pay for the expenses of a visiting professor from the US who would come to the island to teach and for all other costs associated with the delivery of face-to-face and online learning.
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Where is Trinidad & Tobago?
Approx 1.36 million (2019)
Northern Trinidad is part of the Andes Mountains. Trinidad & Tobago is home to many birds and animals including manatees, howler monkeys, anteaters, armadillos and blue and gold macaws. Not to mention over 620 species of butterflies!
*2011 CIA.gov, **discovertnt.com