Pastor Thad Anderson

pastor of student ministries

The Basics

Hometown: Prineville, OR.

Family: Yes—4 kids and 1 wife.

Your roles and responsibilities at Trinity: I oversee the ministry from middle school to high school aged students. I help students and their families take their next steps in becoming whole hearted followers of Jesus.

How you ended up at Trinity: I got in a U-haul truck and drove.

Hobbies: Volleyball, playing worship music (acoustic guitar), BBQ-ing, playing games with my kids, and reading books.


Favorite Books: The Bible (obviously!), Not a Fan, Crazy Love, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, The Host, The Fall of Reach, and Webber’s BBQ Bible.

Favorite Movies: The Matrix, Iron Man, Star Trek, The Avengers, and Argo.

Favorite Bands/Music: Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Skillet, Thousand Foot Crutch, Decipher Down, LeCrea, Chris August, Evanescence, Toby Mac, and Johnny Cash.

Place You’d Like to Visit: Israel.

A Few Other Favorite Things: My wife! Target shooting, wake boarding, snowboarding, clay pigions shooting, eating the food I just cooked on my BBQ! The Oregon Ducks, Seattle Seahawks, Sounders, and Mariners.

Behind The Scenes

Secret Talent: It’s a secret...

Wildest Dream: To be a great husband and father! I can't think of anything better - or harder than that.

What gets you fired up? Seeing people make decisions to follow Jesus and worshiping God! 

What gets you down? Human trafficking—there are more people in slavery today than there has EVER been in history!