Eddie and Stephanie Trayers have been on a lifelong
journey together sharing the compassion and love of
God with anyone who will listen. They met and fell in
love while in Bible college and have been full-time ministers
for over 25 years. After graduation in 1990, they served
together as youth and associate pastors in Lakeland, Florida.
In 1998 they moved back to Eddie’s home town in Washington DC.
It was there that Summit Church was launched as a home gathering
with 15 people meeting in a renovated garage. Today, Summit Church
impacts the lives of hundreds throughout the DMV metropolitan area,
with a mission to reach the beltway community through weekly services,
small groups, and community outreaches.
For Pastor Eddie, it begins and ends with the life-altering message that Jesus saves, heals, and delivers the beat down, the lost, and the brokenhearted. Pastor Eddie believes that no matter your status, God has a plan for everyone’s life. This passion to see God’s love and forgiveness impact lives translates through his weekly relatable messages. The leadership he provides and his teaching style has guided the Summit Church community to become more disciplined about their personal Christian progress and more passionate about reaching lost and hurting people. Pastor Eddie’s ultimate goal for Summit Church is to be a place filled with people from every age and every stage who are searching for a better understanding of God’s will for their life and desire to experience God’s love and life-changing presence.
Pastor Stephanie and her husband share the same passion for people, which is what makes them such a great team for God! Stephanie is an avid teacher, breaking down the Bible into bite-sized pieces for our Summit KidsLife and Summit Students curriculum and teaching the Summit community the basics that bring everyday sustaining power for the follower of Jesus Christ. She demonstrates a lifestyle of connection to God through her example of a life of prayer, making a purposeful impact in the lives of the people of Summit Church. Her heart is to equip current and future generations to pursue a meaningful relationship with God and to influence the entire Summit Church community to live a life full of the love of Christ.
Pastors Eddie and Stephanie have been married for 27 years. They have two grown children, Tori and Megan, and live in Springfield, VA.