Clergy

Fr. Bill Carroll

Rector

The Rev. Dr. Bill Carroll has served as Rector (Senior Priest and Pastor) of Trinity Episcopal Church since April 2019. Fr. Bill was born and raised in Southern California, but his family roots go back to Oklahoma and Kansas and ultimately to Texas. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2004 by Bishop Dorsey Henderson of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. A former seminary professor and college chaplain, he received his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. in Christian theology from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a certificate of Anglican Studies from the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he later joined the faculty. Fr. Bill has also served as a Rector in the Dioceses of Southern Ohio and Oklahoma. At the time he was called as Trinity’s Rector, he was serving on the Executive Staff of the Bishop of Oklahoma.

His wife, the Rev. Tracey Carroll, is also an Episcopal priest and is serving our sister church St. Michael and All Angels, also in Longview. They have two children. Their daughter, Rachel, is a student at Oklahoma State University and their son Danny is in a special education room at Longview High School. Fr. Bill and Mother Tracey love Longview and are dedicated to building up the Body of Christ and following Jesus with some of the world’s best people. The outstanding people of Trinity and the strong missionary tradition of the Diocese of Texas, as well as the presence of the Trinity School of Texas, were among the many factors that convinced him to accept God’s call to serve here.

Fr. Bill’s ministry priorities have always included preaching, teaching, and pastoral care, as well as building a stronger local church and ministries of outreach and advocacy. He enjoys listening to a wide-variety of music (especially jazz, punk, and sacred music) and reading a lot of different genres (theology and spirituality, philosophy, science fiction, history, sociology, and literature). He is a fan of stand-up comedy and movies. Caring for Danny’s special needs is a huge part of his life outside church.

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Fr. Andrew Armond

Curate

The Rev. Dr. Andrew Armond has served in a variety of academic and ministry contexts over the years. Raised as a Southern Baptist in North Louisiana, he became an Episcopalian while a graduate student at Baylor. Fr. Andrew has an undergraduate degree in Music and English from Louisiana Tech, an MA in English Language and Literature from Baylor, and a PhD in Religion and Literature from Baylor. Fr. Andrew also has a  Certificate in Anglican Studies from CDSP. He has taught at Belmont Abbey College and Oklahoma Baptist University. Most recently, he was the chaplain at Episcopal School of Acadiana for six years, where he taught eighth-grade religion classes and led the chapel program. He was ordained to the diaconate in December of 2019 and the priesthood in 2020. He served as Assisting Priest at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in New Iberia, LA.

Fr. Andrew takes great joy in his family–Patty, his wife of seventeen years, and his three children, Thomas, Marie, and Charlotte. In his spare time, he plays the piano, watches lots of baseball, enjoys video and board games, and plays pickleball and racquetball.