Josh Guajardo has served as pastor of Trinity since the our Inaugural Sunday on February 22nd 2004. Josh has previously served as Minister of Missions and Evangelism at Tallowood Baptist Church since January of 2000.Josh was licensed to the ministry by Goodwill Baptist Church in Temple, Texas in 1988 and in 1992 he was ordained by First Baptist Church of Urbandale in Dallas, Texas where he served as pastor. Josh has also been active in the Baptist General Convention of Texas (where he has served on its Executive Board) and the State Missions Commission. Josh is also currently a trustee at Houston Baptist University. He is married to Becky and they have two children; Caleb and Rachel. Bachelor of Arts, Baylor University, 1985 Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1992
Becoming a Christian
This decision (becoming a Christian) determines the way you live and where you will spend eternity. God really loves you and wants to have a relationship with you now and always! Unfortunately, there is a problem…our own heart!
*People are prideful and want to make selfish decisions! The Bible says, “We all went astray like sheep, we all have turned to our own way…” (Isaiah 53:6). It also says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Our own bad life choices separate us from God!!
*But God does not want us separated from Him! Again, the Word of God says, “God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us!” (Romans 5:8). Because God is holy…perfection is the standard to reach God. And no one is perfect except God! That is why Jesus Christ had to come…to be our perfect example and substitute for God’s high standard of perfection!
*So what can a person do? Repent, give control of your life to God and have your sins completely taken away! The word repent means to turn around and go a different direction. It means leading a life that is centered on God and not on yourself. In the book of Acts in the Bible we read, “Repent, therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19). Your part is to confess your sin, God’s part is to forgive and restore.
*If you are ready, you can say a prayer like this: “Lord Jesus, I know I’m a sinner and need your forgiveness. I know You died on the cross for me. I now turn from my sins and ask You to forgive me. I invite You into my heart and life. I trust You as Savior and will follow You as Lord. Thank You for saving me. Amen”.