We are a fellowship of believers dedicated to serving the Lord and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are a multicultural, non-denominational church that welcomes people from all walks of life.
We are committed to prayer, studying the Word of God, and growing in Christ.
We enjoy giving back to our community and impacting the lives of those who we encounter.
We welcome you to join us at any of our services and/or programs that we offer.
We are Triumph Church!
"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place."
2 Corinthians 2:14
Apostle Terry Holmes
OUR SENIOR PASTOR
Apostle Terry L. Holmes was born September 30, 1965, in New York City. Growing up in the Bronx, he attended Antioch Church of God in Christ in Jamaica, Queens, NY, with his parents Elder Timothy and Shirley Holmes.
After completing high school in 1983, Holmes joined the US Army. He served with the 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, GA and was honorably discharged in March of 1988. Shortly after, Holmes was accepted to the New York State Police Academy.
Upon graduation from the Academy, Holmes was assigned to upstate New York where he soon found a church home, Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, Beacon, NY. The call on his life was recognized by his pastor, Michael Dandridge and others. A faithful member and musician for the church, Holmes was licensed to minister under the tutelage of Pastor Dandridge. In June 1999, with the approval of Bishop James Gaylord, Holmes was ordained an Elder in the Churches of God in Christ.
In September of 2004, Holmes was asked to lead a congregation in Waterbury, CT. Humbled at the request, and with much counsel and prayer, Holmes accepted this call and began leading a small congregation in February 2006.
In February 2011, God blessed Holmes to retire at the age of 45 from serving as Sergeant for the New York State Police. In October 2015, he married the love of his life, Mary Kaye Holmes, who works diligently beside him in ministry. He is the proud father of three daughters; Charity, Alissa, and Tracey, and two sons; Joshua and Matthew.
Apostle Holmes currently holds a Doctorate of Divinity from CICA International Seminary and is in the process of completing his Bachelors in International Business at Post University. His ministry continues to flourish as people are positively impacted and changed by the life giving Word of God, which he teaches.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
OUR EXECUTIVE PASTOR
#1 International Best-Selling Author, U.N. Ambassador, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment Specialist, Mentor, and Coach, Dr. Mary Kaye Holmes is living out her assignment to inspire everyone she encounters. Described as “The Come Back Queen,” she is determined to share the good news that you can comeback from every setback!
As a Motivational Speaker, Dr. Holmes is a sought after trusted authority on life after adversity and women’s empowerment. A survivor of domestic abuse, molestation, rape, human trafficking, prostitution, incarceration, and multiple suicide attempts, Dr. Holmes speaks from her heart concerning real life issues that plague women all over the globe.
As Executive Pastor and First Lady of Triumph Church of Waterbury, she is a testament that when God chooses you before the very foundation of the world, no mistake, setback, or tragedy can dismantle the plan of God on your life! Dr. Holmes works diligently beside her husband in ministry, teaching and training leaders for spiritual deployment.
As a Best-Selling Author, Dr. Holmes has published three books: I Hate Being Broke, The Art of Unlearning, and the revealing memoir Stripped: A Journey From Rejection to Redemption. She recently released her forth project, Outlive the Labels: 18 Powerful Stories of Truth and Determination. It is her passion to see others find freedom in sharing their stories and discover the hidden author within. She is also the publisher of the nationally distributed magazine, Style and Grace.
In 2018, Dr. Holmes launched her coaching and training business providing the platform to conduct one-on-one coaching, book writing seminars, workshops, and writing retreats for aspiring authors. Her inspiring and uplifting podcast “Ready, Set, Grow!” can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more.
Dr. Holmes has been endorsed by the likes of Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama; CT State Senator Marilyn Moore; R&B Star Lil’Mo; and Real Housewives of Atlanta Star, Kenya Moore.
Dr. Holmes is also the award-winning CEO of Blue Wing and a Prayer, Inc. and Co-Founder of Waterbury Community Action Network, Inc., providing community services to underprivileged and marginalized youth and families. It is her desire to reach back and help those who feel helpless and have no voice. This passion led her to pursue her legal career, with an interest in International and Public Interest Law.
In 2019, Dr. Holmes graduated from New York Law School where she provided pro-bono services to victims of domestic violence and wrongful convictions. She served as a New York Law School Ambassador and Student Liaison for the Faculty Appointments Committee.
Dr. Holmes is also an Associate of the Center for International Law, and was awarded the 2018 Public Interest Law Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. She currently serves as In-House Counsel for a global NYC investment and insurance firm and she believes that God has raised her up to be an influential triple-threat for the kingdom in the corporate world, the community, and the church.
Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.