Trés Ward

Trés is an advocate for worship renewal. He develops students and works alongside local churches to make disciples through the arts of music and biblical preaching.

He serves as Director of Ministry Teams, Assistant to the President, and as an adjunct faculty member at Emmanuel College (GA) where he leads special projects and plans events for the Office of the President, teaches courses in Worship Ministry and Music Education, oversees the Worship Music degree program and internships, and directs the worship ministry teams, which include the Emmanuel Singers, The Voices of Emmanuel, Conquest, and Chapel Worship. 

A fourth-generation preacher and credentialed minister within the Cornerstone Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, Trés communicates to a wide audience and is a frequent camp speaker, choir director, worship leader, and Fine Arts adjudicator. He serves as a Worship consultant to IPHC Discipleship Ministries and is the IPHC Next Generation Representative to the Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA). He  served on pastoral staff in three IPHC local churches, preaches revivals and youth camps, conducts Worship Ministry training, leads domestic and overseas mission teams, and has ministered in Spanish in five Central/South American countries including Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama.


In 2009, Trés was selected as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and attended Appalachian State University to study music education. Prior to coming to Emmanuel College, he taught four years of high school music in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he led a 110-voice choral program to annual Superior ratings at the North Carolina High School Choral Music Performance Adjudication. His choirs have sung in every state on the East Coast from Maryland to Florida as well as including New York City, Nashville, Orlando, and Washington, D. C.

Trés holds the Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree with an emphasis in choral conducting and piano performance from Appalachian State University (2013), the Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in Worship Studies from Liberty University (2020), and is a candidate for the Ph.D. in Christian Worship at Liberty University. He is married to his favorite girl and singer, Rachael, and they reside in Lavonia, Georgia.