The History of TUCC-
In 2000, The Indiana Kentucky Conference of The United Church of Christ denomination voted at its annual meeting to become a church planting conference. The City of Gary, Indiana was one of these places identified, because there wasn’t a UCC congregation to minister to the community in Gary.
The Conference minister and other leaders asked Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. to partner with them to develop a ministry that would be able to meet the needs of the African American community in Gary. Rev. Wright consented and asked his Associate Pastor, Rev. John E. Jackson, Sr., to join the Steering Committee. As planning progressed, Dena Holland-
In the Summer of 2004, a location at 2700 Jackson Street (formerly Frederick Douglass School) was identified as a good place for this New Church Start to begin holding worship service. The location is owned by Rev. Bennie Simmons and his wife, Willa Simmons. They graciously opened their doors to welcome this new beginning.
On the second Sunday in October 2004, Trinity UCC-
On the first Sunday of November 2004, Rev. John E. Jackson, Sr., who was by this time one of the pastoral candidates, preached for the congregation. On the second Sunday of November 2004, Rev. Jackson was called to be pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ-
Pastor Jackson and the membership of TUCC-
The motto and mission of Trinity UCC-