Our Pastor

Rev. Paul A. Stoot, Sr. M.Th. a native of Houston, Texas, accepted Christ at age 6 and received the calling to minister at age 15 at Mission Baptist Church, Houston, Texas. After high school, he began his career with the U.S. Navy. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Miramar Community College, San Diego, California. He later attended National University in San Diego, Ca to work on his BA in Manufacturing Operations. In 2007 he completed his Masters in Theology at Faith Evangelical Seminary and is currently enrolled into their Masters of Divinity and Doctorate program.

In 1983 in San Diego, California, he joined Greater Trinity Missionary Baptist Church there, under Pastor Clyde E. Gaines. As an associate minister, he helped organize a Boy and Cub Scout Program. He was nationally recognized; his picture was published in the Boy Scout Handbook.

In 1990, Pastor Stoot relocated to Everett, Washington to work for the Boeing Company. He then joined the Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor H.B. Sampson, Jr., and served in faithful support of the pastor.

Greater Trinity Missionary Baptist Church was founded by Pastor Paul Allen Stoot, Sr., M.Th. The church emanated from a Bible study group that started at his home in June 1992. As attendance grew, the church was born. In January 1993 worship services commenced at the Holiday Inn Hotel. Endeavoring to do the work of the ministry, and through God’s blessing, GTMBC purchased two acres of property. This undertaking was a movement of faith and now Greater Trinity looks to God for movement to another level.

Pastor Stoot is active locally and nationally in leadership positions. He is Chair of the Foreign Mission Board of the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America; Vice President at-Large of the Washington State Baptist Convention; Moderator, New Era District Baptist Association; and Executive Director of Greater Trinity Christian Learning Academy. He has been a member of the Board of Governor’s Virginia Mason Hospital since 2007 and was recently named to the Board of Regents for Seattle University. He presently serves on the Snohomish County Ethics Committee and numerous other local and national boards. He has been a Teacher at the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Sunday School Congress B.T.U.

Pastor Stoot and his wife Tammie have appeared on TBN on several occasions. He has been called upon numerous times to provide spiritual support for government and political leaders—met with former Vice President Al Gore in Everett (with the GTMBC choir singing); delivered opening prayer for the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. in June 2001; and prayed several times in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for our State Congressional Leaders. In January of 2009, he was invited as a VIP guest of our local Senators to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama as our first African-American President.

Pastor Stoot is concerned with those within the church as well as the community. He is committed to Christian growth, personally and as a church, through precept and example.

He and his wife Tammie L. Brown have been married since 1984. Their three God-fearing children are all involved in ministry: Minister Rodney Jones, Anisa, and Minister Paul A. Stoot, II. Pastor Stoot’s mother Annie Bossier resides in Houston. His father, the late John Stoot, passed away in 2006.

 "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”  II Timothy 2:3
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
Proverbs 29:18