ABOUT THE GROVE CHURCH

THE GROVE EXISTS TO SEE GOD GLORIFIED AND ENJOYED THROUGH GOSPEL-SATURATED WORSHIP, COMMUNITY, SERVICE AND MULTIPLICATION.

ABOUT THE GROVE CHURCH

The Grove exists to see God glorified and enjoyed through Gospel-Saturated worship, community, service and multiplication.

WORSHIP

At The Grove, we worship Jesus. Together, we worship God through preaching, teaching, singing praying and celebrating through baptism and communion.

SERVICE

We serve because Jesus first served us.  It is the overflow of the Gospel.  Serving the interest of others, instead of your own is an expression of love, grace, humility, generosity and hospitality.

COMMUNITY

The Christian faith is not meant to be lived in isolation; we were created for relationships with both God and each other.  We do not bleong merely to a local church, but to a family.

MULTIPLICATION

Disciples make disciples.  We multiply the kingdom of God by living with the purpose to make God known and enjoyed.

WORSHIP

At The Grove, we worship Jesus. Together, we worship God through preaching, teaching, singing praying and celebrating through baptism and communion.

SERVICE

We serve because Jesus first served us.  It is the overflow of the Gospel.  Serving the interest of others, instead of your own is an expression of love, grace, humility, generosity and hospitality.

COMMUNITY

The Christian faith is not meant to be lived in isolation; we were created for relationships with both God and each other.  We do not bleong merely to a local church, but to a family.

MULTIPLICATION

Disciples make disciples.  We multiply the kingdom of God by living with the purpose to make God known and enjoyed.

Pastor Zack's family in Spruce Pine, NC

OUR PASTOR

Zack was born and raised in Northern California. He was raised in a very blue collar home with an electrician for a dad and a mom who worked in the local casino.

Although, he attended church on Easter while growing up, he did not truly follow Jesus until sometime in High School. While he is unable to put an exact date and time on it, he knows that God began pursuing him in Junior High School. The bus drivers went on strike and parents were forced to create carpool groups. God used this to put Zack in a carpool with Marcus Perry. After school on Tuesdays, Marcus would bring Zack to a youth group at a local church.

 It was there that God began to call Zack.  He started going to multiple youth groups to learn more about this Jesus.  Afraid of hell, he ended up praying the “sinner’s prayer” one Wednesday night on a couch in a youth pastor’s garage, but Zack would contend that Jesus didn’t save him until later in High School.  While continuing to go to youth groups and in the midst of Zack’s sin, Jesus seemed to just say “Enough, you’re mine.”  And Zack began to see the Gospel as beautiful and had a new desire to follow Jesus.

Zack went on to Bible College in Southern California for a semester, where he met his wife, Margie.  He spent another semester in Jerusalem, Israel and decided he didn’t want to be away from her anymore.  So in 2008, they married and moved to Spruce Pine, NC.  They still live there today with their two children: Eliam and Siloam.

He began to pastor students at a few churches in the area and in 2016, planted The Grove Church in his living room.  They outgrew their little living room and moved into an old bar on Lower Street in Downtown Spruce Pine.  

Zack’s hope for The Grove is that they would be a family of believers, who worship God with their lives and make much of him wherever he has them.

OUR BELIEFS

Our beliefs listed here are our most simple and foundational beliefs. They capture the most basic Christian Doctrines.

SCRIPTURE

The Scriptures are true, authoritative and sufficient.

GOD

There is only one true God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

All things exist for the glory of God.

HUMANITY

All humanity—Christ excluded—is sinful by both birth and action.

The deserved penalty for sin is physical and spiritual death.

JESUS

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human.

Jesus Christ died as the sacrificial substitute to pay the penalty for sin.

Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and will one day physically return.

HUMANITY

There will be a future physical resurrection of the dead. Only those who turn from sin and to Jesus in faith and repentance will be raised to eternal reward. Those who do not turn from sin and to Jesus will be raised to eternal punishment.

Only through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ and repentance from sin can one be reconciled to God and experience true life and joy.