Reverend Erwin Lee Trollinger, Jr., M. Th.

Our Pastor

Rev. Erwin Lee Trollinger, Jr. is the sixth pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of White Plains installed in the year of Our Lord 2011.  During his tenure he has introduced new concepts of ministry approaches such as: Church Without Walls, Young Adult Ministry MIA {Ministry In Action} and the Golden Saints ministry, comprised of members 80 years young and above.  This is just to mention a few as he moves the church to become healthy and mature. He has set a clear Vision Statement for Calvary Baptist Church of White Plains: “I Am Discipling the Believers, I Am Engaging the Community, I Am Imparting into the Family, and I Am Impacting Nations". The church motto is: Calvary a Ministry to the City of White Plains and Beyond.

He was licensed and ordained through the Union Temple Inspirational Baptist Church under the leadership and mentorship of the Late Rev. Charles H. Churn Jr. and the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Association, Queens, New York. 

In October of 2013, Rev. Trollinger was elected President of the Ministers’ Fellowship Council of White Plains and vicinity.  Under his leadership, the Council has continued to grow in influence in the Westchester County area.  The Council has conducted two successful vigils and marches . The first was caused by the killing of the Emanuel Nine, in which 500 people took part. The next march was organized around the killing of two black men witnessed on national TV and the shooting of five police officers in Dallas, Texas.  Over 800 people of all races and religious backgrounds that live in Westchester marched down the streets of White Plains and attended a rally to call for Justice for All. The Council is seen as a force to be reckoned with in community matters, elected officials and in improving the education of our children.

Rev. Trollinger serves on a couple of Governmental and Non-Profit Boards in the Westchester County area.  His most recent appointments are the International President for the Agape Christian Ministers College of Kumasi, Ghana, the Cluster Leader of Lower Westchester area for Central Hudson Baptist Association and Vice President of Congress of Christian Education for the Central Hudson Baptist Association. . 

He attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in Social Work and Theology and earned his Master’s Degree in Sacred Theology at the Christ Theological Seminary, Yonkers, New York. 

For eight years Rev. Trollinger served as Chaplin for the New York State Correctional Facility at Sing Sing in Ossining, New York.  He was appointed to the Westchester County District Attorney’s Re-entry Task Force to assist individuals returning home to Westchester County from prison.  He was also appointed to Westchester County Youth Board. He is the recipient of many dedicated service and achievement awards. In 2019, Rev. Trollinger returned to Prison Ministry at the Westchester County Correctional Facility in Valhalla.  

Rev. Trollinger has shared the gospel in the nations of Jamaica, Great Britain, Uganda, Trinidad and Tobago, Ghana, and  Libera.

 His lifelong personal ministry motto is still ringing true to his heart,  “Lord let me decrease that thou might increase.”