Trip came to know the Lord after he wandered through a maze of eastern religions and philosophies during the 1960′s. He was baptized in water and the Holy Spirit in 1971 at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. In 1972, along with his wife, Susan, he was called into full-time ministry, and served in various capacities and ministries in the US and overseas since then.
He planted and pastored a church in southern California in 1978 (Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel in Yucca Valley, CA), and served full-time in the Philippines and South East Asia, beginning in 1990. Susan and he established Rainbow Village Ministries in 1991, and Trip was the founding director of Calvary Chapel Training Center in 1995. Trip also served with Calvary Chapel of Dumaguete City as an associate pastor and board member.
Presently, Trip and Susan live in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Trip is currently involved with discipleship within a local church body, and travels within the US and overseas to teach and train leaders, primarily using Inductive Bible Study (IBS) and biblical storying. He has a website—Word-Strong, where he posts articles on discipleship, leadership, world missions, and simple devotionals and Bible studies.