Pastor Gregory C. Trotter was born in Laurel, Mississippi. He’s the oldest son of John and Mae Joyce Trotter. He graduated, with honors, from Heidelberg High School (Heidelberg, MS.) in 1973. After high school he joined the United States Army and served from 1973 to 1981. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to civilian life and joined UPS in Abilene, Texas and retired after 25 years of service.