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About HTLC Gastonia


A congregation of people who are trying to be followers and disciples of Jesus Christ in all that we do. We gather together on Sunday mornings to worship the one true God and to be spiritually fed by his Word and his presence. From there, we are energized by the Holy Spirit to share God’s love and good news with the rest of the world in many different ways. A few of those ways can be found on our website. You are invited to visit us in person and learn how you can become a part of this ministry.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC).   Information about the NALC can be found at

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Tom Corbell

Intentional Interim Pastor

Pastor Tom Corbell is a graduate of Pfeiffer University and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He has been married to Anne Tysinger Corbell for almost 55 years.


Pastor Tom has been in active ordained ministry for 50 years and has served Reformation Lutheran (Lancaster) and St. Stephens Lutheran (Lexington) in South Carolina and St. John’s Lutheran (Statesville) and Mt. Hermon (Statesville) in North Carolina. He was a chaplain at Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County for six years. He has served two interims over a period of almost four years at Union Lutheran and Organ Lutheran, both in Salisbury, NC.


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Cody Carpenter

Interim Ministry Assistant

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David Stephens


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Chris Murphy

Director of Music Ministries

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Matthew Noonan



Serving Through

December 2023

Charlotte Eaker

Nancy Faulkner - Vice President

Grant Sparks - President

Dana Rice

Serving Through

December 2024

Rick Jones

John Peoples

Martha Willard

Judy Zander

Serving Through

December 2025

Richard DeFreitas

Anna Houser - Secretary

Kristen Parson

Lee Young

Tom Corbell - Intentional Interim Pastor

Lee Stadther - Treasurer

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