Rev. Stevie M. Trent, Sr.
Stevie M. Trent, Sr., a native of Cumberland, Virginia, is
the son of Mrs. Gloria M. Trent and the late Rev. Dr. Donald
L. Trent, Sr. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal
Savior at the tender age of 5, was baptized, and became a
member of Second Union Baptist Church, Goochland, Virginia.
Continuing with his spiritual growth, Reverend Trent
preached his Initial Sermon in 1999 at Second Union Baptist
Church under the devoted leadership of his father, the late
Reverend Dr. Donald L. Trent, Sr. He is the former pastor of
Center Union Baptist Church, Powhatan, Virginia where he led
the people to “Work Together as We Work for God” for nine
years. In August 2013, Second Union Baptist Church family
elected Reverend Stevie Trent as its sixth pastor following
the leadership of his father, where he will continue to
develop Christian disciples through instruction, obedience,
and the utilization of the Word of God.
Reverend Trent obtained his primary and secondary education
within the public schools of Cumberland, Virginia,
graduating from Cumberland High School (1993). He continued
his education at Faith International Bible College where he
earned his Associate and Bachelors of Theology Degree
(2012). Presently, he is pursuing a degree in criminal
justice at Southside Virginia Community College.
Reverend Trent’s work for the Lord began at an early age. He
was a member of the Second Union Baptist Church Ushers’
Ministry and the Gospel Choir. Reverend Trent is also a
gifted pianist, possessing the ability to play by ear. He
served as the pianist/musician for Cloverdale, New Hope,
County Line, Mt. Olive, and Second Union Baptist Churches
from 1992 to 2003.
Reverend Trent has distinguished himself in a number of
civic roles. In 2005, he joined the Baptist Ministers
Conference of Goochland and Vicinity where he currently
serves as the Financial Secretary. Reverend Trent is
employed for the Virginia Department of Corrections in the
Office of Investigations as the Intelligence Officer/Gang
Specialist. In 2012 he was trained in one of the first
groups at VCCW as a Subject Matter Specialist with
concentration on effective communication.
Reverend Trent is married to his best friend and the love of
his life, the former Nicole Hackney Trent, and sharing in
their joy are their three sons, Hakeem, Stevie, and Chanze.
Reverend Trent believes that he has come this far by God’s
mercy and grace and will continue to press toward the mark
of the high calling in Christ Jesus.