Dr. Flowers became the Senior Minister at Beargrass in 2021 after serving on the staff of Disciples congregations for more than twenty years. He began his church career directing youth programs for eight seasons at Lindenwood Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Trey then spent nine years in Nashville as a minister at one of the largest churches in the denomination – Woodmont Christian Church. Trey is a graduate of Texas Christian University (recently elected to its National Alumni Board) and received both a Master of Divinity degree and a Master of Public Policy degree from Vanderbilt University. Having completed six years of study at Phillips Theological Seminary, he graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree in December of 2020 with a concentration in preaching.
Trey met his wife, Merillat, during the 2009 Disciples General Assembly in Indianapolis. Merillat works in nonprofit workforce development and – as the daughter of two Disciples ministers – she is fifth generation Disciple on both sides of her family. Their daughter, Bailey, was born in 2018, and their son, Will, was born in 2021. Their family also includes an English Bulldog, Beasley, named after the religion building at TCU.