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Dr. Steve Corts  |  Senior Pastor  |  Send an Email  |  Follow on Twitter 

Pastor Steve Corts Center Grove

Steve Corts is the lead pastor of Center Grove Baptist Church. He also serves as Director of the Tar Heel Leadership Network.  Tar Heel Leadership is a ministry that mentors pastors across the state of North Carolina in a year long program. To date, nearly 600 pastors have been mentored through the ministry.  

Steve graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem (BA, Political Science). He completed his M.Div. and Ph.D. in Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has done additional academic work at Oxford University, Oxford, England. He and his wife, Cheryl, live in Clemmons, NC. The Corts have three grown children: Christian, Brittany and Bethany. Christian and his wife, Katie, have two sons, Charlie & Sellars. Brittany and her husband, Jake, have a daughter, Elle. Bethany is a student at Liberty University.


Bill Ketner Center Grove Executive Pastor

Bill Ketner

Executive Pastor/Director | Email

Joseph Tucker Center Grove Students

Joseph Tucker

Students | Email | Twitter

 Philip Morgan Center Grove Creative Arts

Philip Morgan

Creative Arts | Email


Madonna Wright Center Grove Children

Madonna Wright

Children | Email


Clarence Huie Center Grove Member Care

Clarence Huie

Member Care | Email


Jerry Tyson Center Grove Worship

Jerry Tyson

Worship | Email 

Mitch Monroe Center Grove Guest Services

Mitch Monroe

Guest Services | Email


Jenna Kessler Center Grove Communications

Jenna Kessler

Communications | Email


Allie Tucker Center Grove Graphic Artist

Allie Tucker

Graphic Artist | Email


Victoria Cumbie Center Grove Web and Social Media

Victoria Cumbie

Web & Social Media Specialist | Email 


Dennis Mitchell Center Grove Operations

Stephen LaVine

Video Producer | Email

Rush Hylton Center Grove Life Groups

Rush Hylton

Life Groups & Connections | Email | Twitter

Melissa Hobson Center Grove Assistant to Pastor

Melissa Hobson

Assistant to Dr. Steve Corts | Email


Chuck Pruett Center Grove Business Administrator

Chuck Pruett

Business Administrator | Email


 Dennis Mitchell Center Grove Operations

Dennis Mitchell

Operations | Email

Dennis Mitchell Center Grove Operations

AJ Highsmith

Campus Director | Sherwood Forest | Email