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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 | Send an Email

Joseph Tucker Center Grove Students

Joseph Tucker

Students | Send an Email | Follow on Twitter

TJ Sigler Center Grove Saturday Service 

TJ Sigler

Saturday Director | Send an Email 

Philip Morgan Center Grove Creative Arts

Philip Morgan

Creative Arts | Send an Email

Madonna Wright Center Grove Children

Madonna Wright

Children | Send an Email

Clarence Huie Center Grove Member Care

Clarence Huie

Member Care | Send an Email

Jerry Tyson Center Grove Worship

Jerry Tyson

Worship | Send an Email 

Mitch Monroe Center Grove Guest Services

Mitch Monroe

Guest Services | Send an Email

Jenna Kessler Center Grove Communications

Jenna Kessler

Communications & Connections | Send an Email

Allie Tucker Center Grove Graphic Artist

Allie Tucker

Graphic Artist | Send an Email

Victoria Cumbie Center Grove Web and Social Media

Victoria Cumbie

Web & Social Media Specialist | Send an Email 

Melissa Hobson Center Grove Assistant to Pastor

Melissa Hobson

Assistant to Dr. Steve Corts | Send an Email

Chuck Pruett Center Grove Business Administrator

Chuck Pruett

Business Administrator | Send an Email

Dennis Mitchell Center Grove Operations

Dennis Mitchell

Operations | Send an Email

Rush Hylton Center Grove Life Groups

Rush Hylton

Life Groups | Send an Email | Follow on Twitter