Our team

josh evans

Senior Pastor

Josh grew up in Asheboro, NC in a Christian home where he accepted Jesus as a kid. He has been around church his entire life and was called to ministry while in high school. He graduated from Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, FL in 2007 with his Bachelor’s degree. He later would receive his Master's of Divinity in pastoral studies from Piedmont International University (now known as Carolina University). After graduating with his bachelor’s in 2007, Josh went into student ministry where he was led to Union Grove. After working several years at Union Grove, God led Josh and his family back to Jacksonville to plant a satellite campus for Trinity Baptist Church. After serving there as connections pastor for 7 years, God led Pastor Josh back to join the Union Grove pastoral staff as senior pastor in 2021. Josh has a heart, love, and vision for Union Grove and the North Davidson region.
 
Josh and his wife Abby have been married since 2008. They have two children, Lynlee and Cameron. When not working, Josh and his family enjoy playing sports, traveling, and spending time together as a family. 

tw bailey

Associate Pastor

T.W. Bailey grew up in the small town of Stoneville, NC. After receiving Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 22, he felt the call of God on his life. He attended Piedmont Bible College and earned a Bachelors in Theology with a youth minor. At Piedmont, Pastor Bailey not only found God's will for his life but he also found his wife, Michele. He was called to Union Grove Baptist Church in 1990 to train under the youth pastor on staff at that time. After training for six months, Pastor Bailey was led to fill the student pastor role and served in that capacity for 13 years. The former senior pastor, Ken Harris, asked TW to become the Assistant Pastor in 2003 and later promoted him to Associate Pastor. The Lord blessed T.W. and Michele with twin sons, Joshua and Joseph, while serving at Union Grove. They now have a daughter-in-law, Rebekah, and a grandson, Griffin.

david jeffreys

Family Pastor

David is a graduate of Piedmont Baptist College and Regent University, where he received his Masters of Administration degree. He joined our team as our Student and Family Pastor in 2019. During his 18 years of student ministry, God has continuously crafted a passion within his heart to see students pursue Jesus and live with purpose to honor God. David and his wife, Erin, are very missional in seeing marriages strengthened and families grow through the grace of Jesus. David and Erin have two daughters, Hailey (16) and Madison (14).

support staff

Bob Clonch

Worship Director

Isaiah Clonch

Production Director

Harold Fletcher

Pastor Emeritus

Judy Ivester

Administrative Assistant

Grady James

Children's Pastor

Ryan Moon

Children's Ministry Director

Richie Owens

Maintenance Director

Diane Teague

Administrative Assistant

IN MEMORY OF Pastor ken harris

Senior Pastor, 2001-2021

On January 27, 2021, Kenneth Wesley Harris Jr. (56) was greeted by the Saviour he served faithfully his whole life. Ken was born in Rochester, NY on May 21, 1964 to Kenneth Wesley Harris Sr. and Janice Frazee Harris. In 1973, the Harris family relocated to Winston-Salem, NC. Ken was a 1982 graduate of Kerwin Christian School and a 1986 graduate of Tennessee Temple University. Ken received his Master of Theology from Bethany Seminary in 2012 and his Doctorate in Ministry in Pastoral Leadership from Andersonville Theological Seminary in 2020.

Ken was in his 20th year as Senior Pastor of Union Grove Baptist Church and president of Union Grove Christian School in Lexington, NC. Ken formally served as Senior Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Goldston, NC. Ken started his ministry as Assistant Pastor under the leadership of Pastor Harold Fletcher at Union Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by a brother Virgil Wesley Harris. The ones left behind to cherish his memories are his wife of 27 years, Kim Teague Harris, his beloved daughter Claire Sachina Harris, and his faithful furry companion, Chloe. His sisters, Belinda (Glenn) Wiggins of Monroe GA, and Teresa (Keith) Everhart of Welcome, NC. His nephews Brian (Cindy) Wiggins, Glenn T. and Jonathan Wiggins. Nieces Dana (Nick) Hendricks and Janice Everhart. Father and mother- in-law Don and Diane Teague of Welcome, NC. Sister-in-law Jennifer (Jeremy) Bush of Winston-Salem, NC. His faithful associate in ministry T.W. (Michele) Bailey.

In 2007 God brought Ken, Kim, and Claire together as a family. The three of them enjoyed numerous adventures and created a lifetime of precious memories. Ken’s legacy was ministering to his congregation and mentoring young men in their call to ministry.  Ken served on numerous boards within the community, including Hospice of Davidson County, as well as contributing to the advancement of world-wide missions. Ken was the one of biggest fans of the Union Grove Christian School Patriots.

God is good - all the time.  All the time - God is good.