About Us

Our Vision

As a church, we are continuously striving to uplift, serve, and establish compassionate relationships that build a strong community and help each and everyone grow in our love for Jesus.

We seek to acknowledge and respond to the call of God for the inner city and beyond with the life changing message of Jesus Christ. We offer ministries that serve to develop fully those desiring to devote themselves as followers of Jesus Christ.

Our History

March 15, 1961 – Trinity Chapel Assembly of God was born in the city of Compton, California under the leadership of Grace M. Elliott (affectionately known as “Sister Grace”). Sister Grace was a white woman who was committed to sharing the gospel with inner-city youth through the Bar-None Club. Sister Grace had a heart for children and a love for the Lord that is still evident today. Sister Grace had no idea that her obedience to the Lord would impact so many lives. Many of the children from the Bar-None Club have grown up to be pastors and teachers of local congregations and or members of Trinity Chapel even today.
In the late 1960’s, Pastor Edward T. Robinson, Sr. our beloved dearly who went home to Glory, joined Sister Grace’s team by becoming the assistant pastor of Trinity Chapel. In 1975, Pastor Robinson accepted his role as senior pastor and is still in position today. Under Pastor Robinson’s leadership, Trinity has become the largest African American congregation in the Southern California Assemblies of God and is the only Assemblies of God church with a pregnancy center that serves women facing unplanned pregnancies.
Now more than fifty plus years later, Trinity Chapel Life Center, as it is known today, is still serving the city of Compton, California. Trinity stands as a beacon of light and hope to all. What an honor it is that God has allowed us to weather the storms of life, prevail in the midst of economic crisis and spiritual attacks and maintain our hope of salvation for a hurting and dying world.    

Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Edward Robinson, Jr is the senior Pastor of Trinity Chapel Life Center. He succeeded his father, Pastor Edward Robinson, Sr; in 2016. He attended Southern California College, now Vanguard University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Finance with a minor in Church Administration.

As Pastor, he is entrusted with delivering the Word of God in a practical and relevant way and leading the church faithfully with the vision God has placed for the church and community. Before becoming Senior Pastor, he participated in the singles ministry, men’s ministry and served as Sunday school superintendent.

Our Beliefs

About God
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2; 1 Corinthians 13:14
About People
Humanity is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although we have tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God, called “sin.” This attitude separates us from God.
    Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to rule over all of creation.
      Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
 About Salvation
Salvation is a gift from God to humanity. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness, can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God.  The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under the daily guidance of the Holy Spirit. We believe the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as He did in the early church days. We believe the initial physical evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1; Acts 1:4;Acts 2:4
About The Bible
The Bible is God’s word to all humanity. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and daily living. 
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
About Baptism
Baptism symbolizes our public declaration to follow Jesus. While baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates our love and obedience to Jesus Christ.
Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Matthew 28:19-20
About Communion
Communion or the Lord’s Supper is an act of worship for all believers to remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and His shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross. 
Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19,20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29