Saturday, February 06, 2016
About Us

About Us

GoldStar Trust Company is one of the nation's leading Self-Directed IRA custodians with over twenty years of experience. GoldStar offers unique retirement solutions that allow investors to diversify their IRA portfolio with precious metals and other alternative investments. GoldStar serves as Paying Agent and Trustee for issuers of Church Bonds and Municipal Bonds in 38 states.

Our diversified investment options and commitment to personal customer service have set us apart from our competitors.


  • serves as custodian for more than 37,000 IRA accounts with total assets of more than $1.9 billion (as of March 31, 2014)
  • is located in Canyon, Texas and employs more than 60 people
  • is a trust-only branch of Happy State Bank, chartered in Happy, Texas and based out of Amarillo, Texas

Company History

GoldStar Trust Company began as Colonial Trust Company, incorporated on August 19th, 1989, in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2004, Colonial Trust Company entered into negotiations with Happy State Bank of Amarillo, Texas and soon became GoldStar Trust Company.

Two years later in 2006, GoldStar acquired American Church Trust Company in Houston, TX and later moved all operations to Canyon, TX in 2007. Since then, GoldStar has enjoyed enormous gains in the markets we serve as a result of strong leadership and keen financial foresight.

As a trust-only branch of a Texas Bank, GoldStar’s financial condition is closely monitored by the Texas Department of Banking and the FDIC.

Front of GoldStar Building

Happy state bank

  • has been in business since 1908 and is one of the largest banks in the Panhandle of Texas.  For more information, visit
  • has current total assets of $2.4 billion
  • is a 4 star rated bank by The bank’s most recent financials can be viewed at (FDIC Cert:10359)

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meet our officers

John JohnsonPresident Email Me
Jeff WorleyS.V.P. - Operations Manager Email Me
Dave SchnierleS.V.P. - Church/Non-Profit Manager Email Me
Rhonda CoxV.P. - Special Projects Email Me
Wanda PerdueV.P. - Collections Email Me
Daisy BalderazV.P. - Operations Email Me
Misde ShillingsV.P. - Controller Email Me
Marty McClishA.V.P. - Bond Operations Email Me
Josh DuckworthA.V.P. - Director of Marketing Email Me
Rachel GarmanTrust Officer - Precious Metals Email Me
Kelsea HeimanTrust Officer - Investor Services Email Me
Jeremy SelfTrust Officer - Project Development Email Me
Jolenna WrightTrust Officer - Compliance Email Me
Carla McCaslinTrust Officer - New Business Email Me

FDIC NOTICE: IRA and/or Bond investments represented on this website are not FDIC-insured, are not guaranteed by GoldStar Trust Company, and involve risk including possible loss of principal. If held in a GoldStar IRA or GAMMA account, the un-invested cash portion is FDIC insured up to $250,000.