Larry is currently the pastor at Florida Coast Church in Pompano, Florida. A native of Ohio, Larry Trotter moved to Fort Lauderdale with his family in 1973. In his last year of high school, he became a Christian at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. He attended Duke University and then Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. While at seminary, Larry met and married Sandy in 1985. Daughter of a Southern Baptist evangelist and a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Sandy did her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Samford University and taught for three years with Mission to the World at Christ’s College in Taipei, Taiwan.
After Larry’s graduation from Westminster, the couple moved to Glen Burnie, Maryland, where Larry was associate pastor of a new PCA church and where their first daughter, Whitney, was born. In 1989, they accepted a call from Mission to the World to plant churches in Mexico City, where they served for four years and where their second daughter, Natalia, was born.
In 1995, the Trotters moved to Mexico’s second largest city, Guadalajara. During their twenty years there, God has raised up five congregations, which are working to start more new churches. Larry served as the pastor of two of the congregations. In 2007, he earned a Ph.D. in Communication from Regent University. From 2011 to 2016, he also served as the Mission to the World Country Director for Mexico. In 2016, Larry and Sandy moved back to South Florida to start Florida Coast Church.