Welcome to the Creative Arts Store, LLC.
Our new owners, Trent & Jessica Black (pictured above), obtained the Creative Arts Store in January of 2018. Trent and Jessica are currently serving as the Children & Youth Pastors at House of Prayer, International in Monroe, LA. Prior to moving to Louisiana, Trent and Jessica are both Texas natives.
Before marriage in 2016, Trent and Jessica were both involved in separate ministries of their own.
Trent was raised in Paris, Texas at the Paris Church of God. Trent started on the puppet ministry team Compel out of Paris COG when he was only 12, and several years later took over the team as the director. Trent has taught dozens of classes on the art of puppetry, but even more so than that, Trent loves to train Children's pastors. "Children are the future of the church as a whole. If we can properly train and resource Children's Pastors with materials to help them disciple this age group, we have a better chance at helping them raise Kingdom Warriors for the Lord," says Trent. Trent has become a master puppet builder throughout the years and enjoys the creative process.
Jessica grew up in a minister's home and has been involved in all forms of ministry from a very young age. She calls Texas home, although she has lived all across the United States with her parents and older brother Jard. Jessica was a part of and led a ministry team in Van Alstyne, Texas, prior to becoming the Children's Pastor in 2013. Jessica has been involved in the dramatic arts for several years. Object lessons and gospel illusions are something that Jessica is beyond passionate about, to help grab the attention of individuals. Jessica believes that, "Children should be the heartbeat of the church. If we can reach children and they are learning about God through simple puppets, object lessons, and drama, we have a bright future for the church. Children are not the church of tomorrow, they are the church of TODAY!"
They both have a heart for ministry and teaching others how to use creative arts in children's ministry. They also have a ministry team, The Crew, that travels with them across the country to minister at kid's camps, family revivals, kid's crusades, and exclusive nights called "A Night with the Crew". The Crew consists of 12 teenagers with a heart for ministry that are directly trained under Trent and Jessica for an entire year.
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