Trés Ward serves as Director of Ministry Teams and Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries at Emmanuel University in Franklin Springs, Georgia. He teaches courses in music, Worship Ministry, and Foundational Studies; oversees the Worship Ministry degree program and internships; and directs the worship ministry teams, including the Emmanuel Singers, Resound, Conquest, Revive, and Chapel Worship.
He is a fourth-generation minister and is ordained in the Cornerstone Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC). He has served on pastoral staff in three IPHC local churches in North Carolina. He is a youth camp, revival, and camp meeting preacher, choir director, worship leader, and Fine Arts evaluator. He leads Worship Ministry training, domestic and international mission teams, and has ministered in Spanish in five Central/South American countries including Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama. He has served as the IPHC Next Generation representative to the Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA) and currently serves as a Worship consultant to IPHC Discipleship Ministries.
After graduating from Appalachian State University, Trés taught high school music in Greensboro, North Carolina. His choral program of more than one hundred voices earned annual Superior ratings at the State Choral Music Performance Adjudication. His choirs have sung in every state on the East Coast from Maryland to Florida, with special events in 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 (ABD) at Liberty University. He is married to his favorite singer and best friend, Rachael, and they reside in northeast Georgia.