Pine Grove Baptist Church was organized in 1943 under the leadership of Bro. E.E. Deusner. Bro. Tom Maddux was called to serve as pastor that same year. Since then Pine Grove has been blessed with 17 lead pastors, with Bro. Jimmy Burroughs as the church's longest-serving leader, from 1988 until his retirement in 2017, and our most recent pastor, Dr. David Skorupa, who served for over 5 years before relocating to Arkansas in July, 2023. Our current interim pastor is Bro. Lynn Walker.
Our deacons are men who have invested many quality years of prayer and service in Pine Grove. Worship minister Jim Lawson has led our worship since 1980, recognized as the longest serving worship leader at one church in the state of Tennessee according to the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
From those early years in a small white building near the highway to our present campus, the people of Pine Grove Baptist Church have enjoyed being blessed by worship and the Word. Many members have been with us for a long time, and we are very excited about people who are returning to Pine Grove and new members joining our church family.
Dr. DAVID SKORUPA
Dr. David Skorupa brings messages from the Word of God that point to Christ as the answer, increase our knowledge of the Bible, and teach us to serve the Kingdom of God in everyday living.
He has a background teaching Biblical Studies & Theology for Bible colleges in addition to pastoring.
Pastor David, his wife Nicole and daughter Marian moved here from Memphis, and have many ties to that area.
"Everything a person needs to better understand their lives and a proper relationship to God is in His Word. Let's read together and grow together in faith."
OUR WORSHIP LEADER, BRO. JIM LAWSON
Bro. Jim Lawson is the longtime leader of worship and praise at Pine Grove Baptist Church (beginning as a "very young man" in 1980). He has been a member of our Parker's Crossroads / Wildersville / Lexington community since early childhood.
Bro. Jim leads us with songs that glorify God, encourage the believer, and point us to the Lord Jesus Christ.
He and his wife Belinda have one son.
Bro. Jim also served our community as a member of law enforcement, retiring after 34 years.
PINE GROVE DEACONS
Pine Grove Baptist is blessed with a dedicated and active Deacon body that serves our members with prayer, wisdom, and practical service.
Our deacons are:
James "Butch" Powers (Chairman)