Pastor Barry Clingan

Senior Pastor      

Pastor Barry and Amy were married in 1985. They have three daughters; Jordan, Jessie Kate Buck (Paul), Joy and one daughter in heaven named Jenny. 

A native of Tennessee, Barry was licensed and ordained to the Gospel Ministry at Central Baptist Church in Hixson, TN. He graduated from Bryan College with a BA in Religious Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity as well as doctoral seminars at New Orleans Seminary and the University of Tennessee.

He served in churches throughout Tennessee and Mississippi before being called in 1988 as the Preaching Associate for Dr. Ron Phillips at Central Baptist Church in Hixson, TN. He also served on the North American Mission Board of the SBC. He currently pastors a group in Flowood, MS, that meets on Monday evenings called, “The Gathering.”  

Amy is called to minister to her husband and family as a homemaker, but also is used by God as a teacher and speaker. She serves on the Family Ministry Team in Children’s Ministry, and the Intercessory Prayer Ministry

Pastor michele cohen

Michele Francesca Cohen is a British-born speaker and author with over twenty-five years ministry experience in churches, conferences, and multi-media broadcasts. Michele is passionate about equipping and empowering people of all ages and backgrounds to arise in the fullness of their redeemed potential. Before joining The Church at Trophy Lakes as an Associate Pastor, Michele served for fifteen years as a teacher/leader at Gateway Church, Texas. Her artistic career spans over three decades and includes multiple performance engagements in the UK, a four year teaching post at the Italia Conti Academy of Theater Arts in London, and directing high budget productions in Dallas, Texas. Her faith-based autobiographical/teaching book, ARISE, and her insightful volume of poetry, LOVESONG – Poems of Connection, are available now where books are sold. For more details visit:



Jordan Roper is our Interim Worship Leader and Maintenance Technician. He serves in many areas within our church and academy to serve our congregation and our students. Jordan attended Christ for the Nations Institute.   

Terri Thompson, Academy Director

Terri is the Director of Trophy Lakes Academy. She has two children Samantha and Trent, and his wife Nikki. Terri holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Texas Tech University and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix and is currently enrolled in her second masters degree for her principal’s certification. She taught in public school for 19 years and joined the Academy in 2009. Terri's love of children, commitment to the highest standards of education, and her heart for the Academy is what makes her an exceptional leader of this ministry.  She is also currently the Interim Children's Ministry Director for The Church at Trophy Lakes.