Our Staff



Rev. Morris Little, Senior Pastor

Pastor Morris Little originates from Eastern North Carolina. He became a follower of Jesus Christ at the age of 16. He was called into the Gospel ministry at the age of 19. He has served churches in Kentucky and North Carolina as well as a missionary in Spain. He began his ministry with Trinity Baptist Church in November 2014.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wingate University in Wingate, NC in 1983 and his Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY in 1987.
He is married to his wonderful wife, Lori for more than 35 years. They have 2 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. Lori received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wingate University, Wingate, NC in 1984. She currently serves as the church pianist. She is employed by Erie Insurance as a licensed agent and Customer Service Representative. She has amassed more than 25 years in the insurance industry.
Pastor Morris enjoys time with his wife and family as well as playing golf, fishing, and working in his yard. He is also an avid North Carolina Tar Heel fan.


Rev. Joe Hedrick, Associate Pastor of Music & Family Ministries

Pastor Joe joined the Trinity staff for a second stint in September of 2018. Prior to arriving at Trinity, he served in a similar capacity at Mintz Baptist Church in Roseboro, NC. Joe and his wife Kim have two adult children, Michael and Alyssa, and two precious granddaughters, Callie and Addilyn, and a grandson, Beckett. Pastor Joe studied Church Music and Biblical Studies at SEBTS and has been in ministry for nearly ten years. His responsibilities include all areas of the church music program, as well as overseer of the youth, children, and family ministries. During his free time, Pastor Joe enjoying watching his granddaughters play sports, listening to Southern Gospel Music, and spending time with his family. Joe and Kim are big Disney fans and love to vacation there as much as possible.




Barbara Benfield, Administrative Assistant

Barbara has served in this position for twenty-eight years – with four pastors and two interim pastors. She has three adult children – Debbie and her husband Danny Scott; Donna; Nicholas and his wife Terra. She has three grandchildren – Patricia, Stone and Tessa and three great grandchildren – Gavin, Colton and Maverick. She has a wide array of responsibilities, including Receptionist, Secretary and Treasurer. She enjoys reading – anything by Karen Kingsbury or Nicholas Sparks. Her other favorite pastimes are crossword puzzles, Sudoku puzzles and watching Carolina Panthers football games.