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Meeting the Mental Health Crisis in South Florida

The U.S. is experiencing an explosion of mental health issues among young people today. The pandemic has sparked even more feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation and added to the mental health crisis in America.  Mental Health America reports the following: A growing percentage of youth in the U.S. live with major depression.  15.08% of […]

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From a High School Dropout to a CEO

At age 21, Juan Gallo bought his first house and made a good living as a car salesman, but something was missing. Juan Gallo had a heart for ministry, and he felt God leading him to do more with his life. So he decided to come to Trinity Florida to pursue a bachelor’s degree in […]

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New Police Chief Carries a Bible and a Badge

The city of Opa-locka, Florida, has a new Chief of Police, Dennis Jackson II. Not only is he the top law enforcement officer for this South Florida city, he also pastors a church and holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Trinity Florida. Jackson was working as a police officer with the Miami […]

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Eddie’s Story | Restoring What is Broken

Eddie Copeland (MA ’11)   As early as he can remember, Eddie’s life was marked by turmoil. Even in elementary school, he was painfully aware of the brokenness in his parents’ marriage, and the church’s reaction to their pain. Rather than offering counsel, empathy, support, or understanding, Eddie watched the church harshly judge and then […]

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Marlene’s Story | Finding Hope in Florida; Celebrating Aloha in Hawaii

Marlene Rice and Steven Tyler with a check for Maui Food Bank | Photo courtesy of Shooting Stars Maui   When a university student graduates Summa Cum Laude and gives the featured valedictorian speech at graduation, you know that student is someone special. Marlene Rice lived quite an exciting life before coming to Trinity Florida. […]

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Overcoming the Obstacles: A Courageous Veteran Values Her Trinity Florida Education

“Choose Trinity, veterans—that’s where you should get your education,” says U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Alma ‘Cristina’ Ramnanan, and she speaks from experience. After serving two terms in Iraq and one in Kuwait that left her with a traumatic brain injury, Cristina decided a year ago to begin taking classes at TIU-Florida, and despite the obstacles, […]

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Carla’s Story

  POLICE OFFICER IMPACTED BY CHRISTIAN RADIO STARTS MINISTRY Church was not really important to Carla Ginebra de Garcia when she lived in the Dominican Republic. She recalls, “I was an altar girl at my church school, but I never had a real relationship with God.” Carla’s family immigrated to the United States when she […]

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Tulio’s Story

Orlando “Tulio” Faroh Vargas grew up in Venezuela. The country was in turmoil, as was his mental health. Despite living in a loving, church-going family, the message of the gospel never sunk in. As a teenager, Tulio says, “I was depressed and struggled with life because I didn’t have God.”  A family vacation trip to […]

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New EFCA scholarships on offer at Trinity

Despite national economic statistics trending higher at the close of 2019 (GDP, personal income, etc.),  the pinch continues to be felt across the nation in many sectors, not least among the broad spectrum of middle-class Americans. While for that segment of the population a liberal arts education remains highly valued, the costs associated with attending […]

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Gene L. Green named dean of Trinity Florida

Gene L. Green, professor emeritus of New Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School, has been chosen to lead the Trinity Florida campus as its dean, effective April 1, 2020. Green, a Chicagoland native, brings 30 years of experience in theological education, as an administrator and as a faculty member. Before taking up teaching at […]

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