Having already experienced a church plant in Milwaukee, WI and ten years of evangelistic ministry on the road, Dave and Claudia Barba came to Franklin in 1995 with a burden to establish Trinity Baptist Church. The first service was held in Franklin High School on April 9, 1995. Land was subsequently purchased and a building was built largely through volunteer labor within the church family. The building was dedicated on June 6, 1999. The Barba's continued to minister at Trinity until 2001, when they left to continue their passion of assisting local church plants across America.