Trinity United Methodist Church


" Music and Arts Department " 

Thank you everyone for making our Christmas 2021 production a huge success!

A 'WAY' in a Manger was presented 
on Saturday, December 11, 2021 & Sunday, December 12, 2021.
Meet our Choir Director, 
Lanny Wolfe

Awards & Honors

SESAC’S Gospel Composer of The Year, 1975 and 1976

Nominated eight times by the Gospel Music Association for Gospel Songwriter of the Year

Dove Award, Gospel Music Association, Gospel Songwriter of the Year, 1984

Dove Award, Gospel Music Association, “More Than Wonderful” voted Song of the Year(1984)

Grammy Award to Sandi Patty and Larnelle Harris for their performance of “More Than Wonderful” (1984)

Lanny Wolfe Trio

Billboard Magazine Award of the Year for Top Contemporary Trio (1977)

Gospel Music Association

Voted in Top Five Inspirational Albums of the Year (various years):

  • Rejoicing Live
  • Have A Nice Day
  • Can’t Stop The Music

Voted in the Top Ten Songs for various years:

  • Greater Is He
  • God’s Wonderful People
  • Surely The Presence of the Lord Is In This Place
  • More Than Wonderful

Nominated for NARAS Grammy Awards:

  • Make A Joyful Noise
  • Can’t Stop the Music
Listed in Who’s Who in Mississippi
Honorary Doctorate from Pacific Coast Bible College (1983)
Elected member of the Gospel Music Association Board of Directors
Trinity UMC's choir is under the direction of award-winning Gospel singer-songwriter, Lanny Wolfe.  Lanny has been directing the music and arts department of Trinity UMC for the last 10 years. 

Before settling in Houston, Texas, Lanny grew up in the Midwest in Columbus, Ohio and his career in music has taken him all around the globe.

Lanny has written over 700 songs and more than 14 musicals. 

For more information about Lanny Wolfe and/or the Lanny Wolfe Trio, visit his website, or follow him on Facebook. 
Meet our Worship Leader, 
Elizabeth Dees-Taylor
Elizabeth Dees-Taylor serves as Trinity UMC's Worship Leader.  Elizabeth is the wife of Trinity's Senior Pastor Seth Taylor and daughter of retired Trinity UMC Pastor Corlis L. Dees II & Datha Dees. 

Among her many gifts and talents, Elizabeth brings her passion for serving God, loving others, and worshiping Jesus  to her leadership in the church. 

She is the mother of five children (and several fur babies). Elizabeth is the owner of Brooks Insurance Professionals, Inc. and Queen's Cafe & Dining and is heavily engaged in the local Shelbyville community. 
Meet Trinity UMC's Praise Dance Team
TUMC Mime Troupe
Trinity UMC's Mime Troupe (Praise Dance Team) is comprised of young people who have a passion for giving God glory and honor through worshipful dance. This team of faith-filled youth is under the direction of Antonio Porter and Jordan Peterson. The team practices on Sundays after worship and performs at our annual Christmas and Easter Musical Productions, Vacation Bible School, and more.