Trinity Presbytery engages in mission and ministry opportunites to the following institutions through offering volunteer service and providing financial support through its unified benevolence giving.

Per capita is a fundamental way in which all of the nearly 11,000 congregations and mid councils of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are connected and participate in the work of the wider church.

Trinity Presbytery participates in the work of the larger church through its per capita and unified benevolence giving to both the General Assembly and the Synod of South Atlantic. Per capita is an opportunity for all communicant members of the Presbyterian church through the mid councils to participate equally, responsibly, and interdependently by sharing the cost of coordination and evaluation of mission; and of performing ecclesiastical, legislative, and judicial functions that identify a Reformed Church, while at the same time strengthening the sense of community among all Presbyterians (GA Minutes, Part I, 1995).

Trinity Presbytery is the recipient of hundreds of thousands of dollars from both the General Assembly and the Synod of South Atlantic in the form of grants for new church developments, congregational transformations, new worshiping communities, scholarships for theological education, support of racial-ethnic congregations and special congregational projects.

There are 13,248 communicant members of Trinity Presbytery. The 2017 per capita giving per member for General Assembly is $7.50 or $99,360. The Synod of South Atlantic per capita giving per member for 2017 is $1.50 or $19,872.  In addition, the Synod of South Atlantic 2017 mission giving per member is $1.00 or $13,248. Therefore, Trinity Presbytery's total General Assembly and Synod of South Atlantic giving for 2017 is $132,480.


Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary (JCSTS) was established as a seminary by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on April 7, 1867. It is the only historically African-American theological institution among the ten theological institutions of our denomination.  JCSTS continues to be one of the most dramatic manifestations of the denomination's commitment to racial-ethnic diversity and equity. JCSTS guiding values include the celebration of the black Presbyterian heritage, a championing of justice and the Reformed theological tradition.  Today, it seeks to provide a theological education that is more affordable, intentionally contextual, increasingly relevant for a changing world, global in perspective, and innovative in its delivery. Read more...


Presbyterian College was founded in 1880 by the Rev. William Plummer Jacobs. Jacobs served as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, SC and founded the Thornwell Orphanage. Presbyterian College, commonly known as PC, is a four-year, private liberal arts college located in Clinton, SC and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). PC's undergraduate and graduate programs emphasize small class sizes, a congenial atmosphere between professors and students, and a commitment to service. Read more...


Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina is a not-for-profit, compassionate Christian organization overseen by a volunteer Board of Trustees that offers continuing care retirement living at five locations across the state including: Clinton, Easley, Florence, Columbia and Summerville. Read more...


Presbyterian Council of Chaplains and Military Personnel (PCCMP) is a member of the joint ministry of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America, and Korean Presbyerian Church Abroad. PCCMP focuses on the care of Chaplains and Military Personnel. Read more...


The South Carolina Campus Ministry Cabinet meets face-to-face two times per year and executes delegated tasks throughout the year. The aim of the South Carolina Campus Ministry Cabinet is to create an effective and accountable means of fostering strong campus ministry across the state. The SC Campus Ministry Cabinet sponsors the annual Montreat College Conference, which brings together approximately 1500 college students and seminarians from across the southeast for worship, study, discernment, recreation, relationship building and networking opportunities. Read more...


The South Carolina Christian Action Council (SCCAC) believes that God is Lord over individuals, the structures of society, and all of creation. That Lordship includes our personal and community life, our institutions, our moral and ethical decisions, and our stewardship of the environment. Therefore, the SCCAC promotes and facilitates dialogue among diverse Christian traditions on matters of belief and practice; and work in partnership to advocate for justice, promote peace-making and foster racial and cultural healing and reconciliation. It strives to be a community where people of faith unite to glorify God through worship, social justice, peace and mercy. Read more...


The South Carolina Inn, located in Montreat, NC, has been providing lodging for more than 100 years. It was established in 1912 by Mclver Williamson who named it for his childhood pastor, the Reverend William Brearley. Originally a guest lodge for primarily teaching elders attending conferences, it is now a family style inn that permit families, groups, church professionals, children and youth of all ages, and individuals to enjoy the peaceful mountain setting and warm hospitality. Read more...


Thornwell Home for Children is a Presbyterian ministry founded in 1875 by the Rev. William Plummer Jacobs who also served as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, SC and founded Presbyterian College. The Thornwell Home for Children is a joyful Christian community, offering hope and wholeness to children and families. Its goals are to provide loving homes for abused, abandoned and neglected children, to offer an opportunity for healing by providing proper healthcare and mental health counseling for every Thornwell child, and to offer Thornwell’s children hope for a successful future by providing educational support and teaching self-advocacy. Read more...


Villa International-Atlanta is a 33-room residence founded in 1967 and launched in 1970 with funding from the Women of the Church, Presbyterian Church (US), now part of Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Since opening its doors in 1972, Villa International has hosted over 25,000 residents from 147 countries. Their residents are primarily international researchers at the CDC and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, but also include many others, such as public health professionals of all varieties, interning doctors, students and seminarians. These individual would not be able to afford housing in the city of Atlanta, Georgia were it not for the welcoming community created by Villa International, where visitors can mingle with other residents and find acceptance, respect, and the comforts of home. Read more...