MEET OUR PASTORS
Pastor Tyrone and Cassandra McDonald were both born and raised in New York City. At the age of 18, while visiting a friend in Bible School, the Lord revealed Himself to Tyrone and he gave his heart to Jesus Christ. Tyrone later went on to become a New York City Police Officer for several years. While serving in various ministries at his home church, The Brooklyn Tabernacle, Pastor Jim Cymbala and the leadership there felt God had more for him to do. Soon afterward he joined the staff of The Brooklyn Tabernacle and served for eight years as an Associate Pastor. In April 2008, the McDonald family felt God leading them to Elizabeth, New Jersey to Pastor Trinity Christian Center.
Pastor Maurice and Bernadette Harold were both born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Maurice attended church his entire life but it wasn’t until he was fifteen years old that he gave his heart to Christ. It was at an old fashion tent meeting where he was introduced to Jesus Christ as his Savior. After giving his life to Christ, Maurice learned to play the drums and would go on to become a church musician. He regularly played for several churches throughout Brooklyn, NY. It was during that time where his calling to the ministry was first evident, as he was asked to speak at youth events at the church he attended. Although he enjoyed being a church musician, challenges in life caused him to turn away from God and return to the streets. Because of God’s faithfulness and steadfast love, he re-dedicated his life to Christ at a youth meeting at The Brooklyn Tabernacle. His life has never been the same. During his time at Brooklyn Tabernacle, he quickly realized that his faith in God is more than just believing in Jesus Christ. It is a truly intimate relationship with the Lord. Today Pastor Maurice serves as one of the four pastors at TCC. He and Bernadette are the parents of three beautiful children.