Trinity College of Florida Administration Directory

Rev. Stephen P. Best, President

Rev. Stephen P. Best

The Board of Trustees of Trinity College of Florida announces its unanimous selection and appointment of Reverend Stephen Paul Best as the College’s Ninth President, October 23, 2023.

Steve is a graduate of Grand Rapids Baptist College (Cornerstone University) and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (Liberty University). He has served in church planting and pastoral leadership, global missions leadership, and various education roles including as an adjunct professor of Trinity College of Florida. He is married to Terri Jo Best, and they have 4 adult children and 13 grandchildren.

“I am honored to accept the role of President of Trinity College of Florida,” said Rev. Best. “I have a deep appreciation and strong connection to the history of the college and am thankful for the opportunity to lead Trinity College of Florida to be the premier provider of Biblically focused, multifaceted, and diversified higher learning to fulfill the great commission in life and career. This will be accomplished for the glory of God and the kingdom of Christ by the power of the Spirit as our faculty, staff, students, and alumni prepare and live for kingdom impact.” Office of the President (727) 569-1401

Dr. Mark O'Farrell, President Emeritus

Mark O'FarrellIn May 2005, Dr. Mark T. O’Farrell was elected the eighth President of Trinity College of Florida. Dr. O’Farrell has served in several pastorates in Georgia and Florida, before becoming the Assistant to the District Superintendent/Church Planting Director for the Southeastern District of the Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA). He was later elected, and subsequently re-elected as District Superintendent of the Southeastern District, serving for 12 years and is a recipient of the Antioch Award (2005) for his efforts in starting churches. Dr. O’Farrell has served as a trustee on several higher education boards, denominational boards, adult retirement communities, and auxiliary ministries. Dr. O’Farrell earned a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina and received a Doctor of Divinity from Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, Georgia. Dr. O’Farrell and his wife, Billie, have four children and six grandchildren. Dr. Mark O’Farrell, who served the college with excellent leadership for 18 years, informed the Board of Trustees at its October 2022 meeting, of his intention to retire along with his wife Billie, who has served the college for 35 years. The Board of Trustees immediately began the search process for Trinity’s 9th President.

Dr. Eric J. Bargerhuff, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Eric J. BargerhuffDr. Eric Bargerhuff, PhD is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and a professor of Bible and Theology. He served in pastoral ministry for over 22 years in churches in Ohio, Illinois, and Florida. He received his PhD in Biblical and Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. In addition to his love for the church, Eric loves to write and is the author of four books, his latest release is entitled “Why Is That in the Bible” published by Bethany House Publishers. Other titles: Love that Rescues: God’s Fatherly Love in the Practice of Church Discipline, (2010) The Most Misused Verses in the Bible (2012), and The Most Misused Stories in the Bible (2017). Eric is an avid fan of Indiana University basketball (as he grew up in rural Indiana), loves the Chicago Cubs, and enjoys singing, writing, cooking, biking, and football. Eric and his family live in the heart of Trinity, Florida.

Dr. Trevor Holloway, Vice President of Student Development

Trevor Holloway, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Development

B.A., Northern Illinois University

M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Th.M., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary *2024

Student Life

Glen Pauley, Vice President of Business and Finance

Glen Pauley, Vice President of Business and Finance

Financial Information

Cindy Hyer, Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Cindy Hyer, Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Remote Reference Librarian
B.A., Rollins College
M.L.S., Clarion University, 2016

Raymond H. Center Library

Karly Dooley, Director of Financial Aid

Karly Dooley, Director of Financial Aid

BA in 2012, MA in 2015. Political Science

University of Alabama

Financial Aid

Grace Collins, Registrar

Grace Collins, Registrar, Alumni

B.A. Trinity College of Florida

Academic Information

Contacting Us at Trinity

Mailing Address

Trinity College of Florida
2430 Welbilt Boulevard
Trinity, FL 34655-4401

College Main Numbers

College (727) 376-6911
College FAX: (727) 376-0781

Office of the President

(727) 569-1401

Academic Affairs Office

(727) 376-6911 x325

Admissions Office

Admissions (727) 569-1411
Admissions FAX (727) 569-1410
Admissions E-mail

TrinityQuest Office

TrinityQuest Office (727) 569-1414
TrinityQuest Email

Business Office (Student Accounts)

Business Office (727) 569-1404
-Questions about billing, account balances, payment plans

Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Office (727) 569-1413
Financial Aid email:
-Questions about types of financial aid and scholarships

Library Services

(727) 569-1418

Registrar’s Office

(727) 569-1408
(Transcripts, Academic Records)

Student Development Office

(727) 569-1417
(Student Life, Residence Halls)

IT Help Desk (computer and phone support)

(727) 569-1389

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