Don Trott, along with his wife, Ruth served as missionaries to Hong Kong for 9 ½ years through the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism. During that time, Don was the first president of China Baptist Theological College.
During the next 14 years, Don served on the faculty of Baptist Bible College & Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA (now Summit University) in the position of head of the Missions Department and Professor of Bible, Theology and Missions. He also served as Executive Director of Advancement which included Admissions, Alumni, Recruitment, Financial Aid and Public Relations.
Don returned to ABWE headquarters in 1988 as Executive Administrator of Missionary Mobilization, a position he held until September 2007. Under his direction, the ABWE Board appointed 1,100 plus career missionaries. In September 2007 he was appointed as Special Assistant to the President for Advancement. In this position Don headed up and traveled extensively raising funds for the Hospital of Hope in Mango, Togo, West Africa, a 30,000 square foot facility with 65 beds serving patients from Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and other West African countries.
Upon completion of the Hospital of Hope, Don then headed up fundraising and personnel raising for The Kosovo Leadership Academy in the small country of Kosovo that was worn-torn and lacked quality education facilities in the town of Metrovica making significant spiritual inroads into the lives of many government officials. Although now retired from ABWE Don continues to encourage missionary teachers and administrators of the KLA by visiting the field and promoting the project in the US.
After retirement from ABWE in June of 2014, Don accepted the position of President of International Business as Mission whose mission statement is to facilitate the growth of the local church through the tool of entrepreneurship in economically challenged and oppressive environments. After finishing his term as president, Don continues to serve on the iBAM Board to the present.