Ministry Team


  • Interim Pastor, Dr. Steve Harris

    Dr. Stephen (Steve) Harris  is a senior consultant with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. He works with Associational leaders, pastors, and church leaders to develop and implement strategies for evangelism and discipleship. He has pastored four churches, and was the founding pastor of New Life Community Church of Asheville. He received his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. Steve and his Wife Ann have three adult children; Luke, Austin and Lindsay, and six grandchildren. 


  • Youth Pastor Jeremy Kurth

    Pastor Jeremy Kurth was born in Tomahawk, WI. Shortly after his high school graduation, he enlisted into the United States Navy. While serving in the military, he came into a personal relationship with Christ at age 19.  A little over a year later, he was baptized and answered the call to ministry. He served in multiple positions in Florida as a youth leader and youth pastor. Pastor Jeremy graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute in Hudson, FL in 2008. He furthered his education and graduated from Trinity College of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry. He looks forward to continuing his studies in pursuit of a Master's Degree in Theology. Jeremy married his beautiful wife Pamela in 2011. They have three children, Landen, Mia Grace, and Ellie Faith. 

  • Administrative assistant

    Brittany George currently serves as the Administrative Assistant at Locust Grove Baptist Church. She grew up in Weaverville and has attended Locust Grove her entire life. She is married to Justin and has three children, Ian, Ava, and Mason. She enjoys and appreciates the opportunity to serve God and the members at Locust Grove.