About Tim


Born: May 1952, Eglin AFB, Florida
Married: Linda Hayes Trent
Children: Derek, Dawn, Karen
Grandchildren: 6


H.S. Diploma - Crestview Senior High School, Crestview, Florida
B.S. - Troy State University, triple major in Psychology, Sociology, and Social Rehabilitation
M.Div. - Emory University, Candler School of Theology
D.Min. - Studies were at Emory and Trinity Theological Seminary with emphasis on demographics and psychological geographic boundaries in communities


One year internship at Wiregrass Mental Health Center as a counselor
One year hospital chaplaincy at Grady Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
John Owen Smith Preaching Award, Emory University
Contributing author for Once Upon A Parable
Citizens Police Academy, Enterprise, Alabama
Ordained Deacon 1979, Elder 1983
Clergy Appointments:

Post Oak; Midland City; Skipperville; Whitfield Memorial-Associate; Dothan First- Associate; Gonzalez; Ferry Pass; Atmore; Enterprise: Heritage; Associate Director, Conference Council, Evangelism/New Church Development; Montgomery: Whitfield Memorial; Andalusia First; (beginning 7/1/2015) Pensacola District Superintendent

Committees Served:

Dothan District Committee on Ordained Ministry
Dothan District Council on Ministries
Pensacola District Committee on Ordained Ministry - Chairperson
Pensacola District New Church Development - Chairperson
Pensacola District Council on Ministries
Montgomery District Council on Ministries
Baypines District Disaster Response - Coordinator
Baypines District Leadership Team - Chairperson
Alabama-West Florida Conference Board of Ordained Ministry



Fishing, fly tying, motorcycles, guitar, banjo, mandolin, reading, collecting knives, and collecting writing pens (especially fountain pens) 


Pensacola District Superintendent Receives UMM Award

April 21, 2017, at the Annual United Methodist Men's Advance, Pensacola District Superintendent Tim Trent received the Robert Powell Award, which is the highest award anyone can receive in our conference representing United Methodist Men.