Union Grove pastor & Staff

The leadership and staff here at Union Grove is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff members, feel free to reach out and email them by clicking on their photo or call the church office to speak with them. General information can be found by emailing the church office at info@ugbconline.com.


  • Dr. Ken hARRIS

    SENIOR PASTOR

    As the Senior Pastor of Union Grove Baptist Church, Pastor Harris provides leadership and guidance for the church.  His primary responsibilities are preaching, directing the staff, overseeing the church's work, and inspiring the church to move forward with excellence and purpose.   Pastor Harris also serves as President of Union Grove Christian School, a ministry of the church, with over 500 students and approximately 65 full-time and part-time employees.


    Pastor Harris has been married to Kim Teague Harris since December of 1993, and they have one daughter, Claire, who was born in 2007 and is currently an 8th Grader at Union Grove Christian School.  Pastor and Mrs. Harris both grew up in Davidson County and as members of Union Grove Baptist Church.  Pastor Harris preached his first sermon at fifteen during a Watch Night Service at Union Grove.   Now they are raising their daughter in the same church family.


    After graduating from Kerwin Baptist Christian School in Kernersville, NC, in 1982, he attended Tennessee Temple University, earning a Bachelor of Religious Education Degree with majors in Pastoral Studies and Missions.  Pastor Harris earned a Master of Theological Studies in 2012 and a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership in 2020 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Theology.


    In 1987, Union Grove called Pastor Harris to serve as the Assistant Pastor.  In 1995, he accepted the call to serve as a senior pastor in Chatham County, NC, where he served 6 and 1/2 years before returning to Union Grove in 2001.


    Several years ago, Union Grove purchased 30 additional acres on Leonard-Berrier Road and is currently making plans to build a second campus to accommodate worship services and the church's various ministries.


    Pastor Harris has served as a trustee at Piedmont International University in Winston Salem, NC, and as a council member of Baptist Mid-Missions in Cleveland, OH.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hospice of Davidson County.

  • T.W. Bailey

    Associate PAstor

    Pastor Bailey leads the Pastoral Care/Outreach ministry of the church and ministers to the congregation of Union Grove Baptist Church in many other ways.

    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 ThB 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 called as the new Youth Pastor and served in that capacity for 13 years. Pastor Harris asked Bro. Bailey 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.   Joshua is marred to Rebecca.



  • David jeffreys

    family pastor

    David joined the pastoral staff of Union Grove in August of 2019 and currently leads the student and family ministries.  






  • Bob Clonch

    Music Director

    Bob and his family joined Union Grove Baptist Church in the fall of 1999 where he served in various ministries including the adult choir and leading a teen choir. When the position of Music Director opened in August, 2004, Bob graciously accepted the tentative position which shortly thereafter became permanent.




  • Isaiah Clonch

    media Ministry Director

    Isaiah, a graduate of Union Grove Christian School ('17), has been attending Union Grove nearly his entire life. He's helped in various capacities with the media team for several years and began temporarily overseeing the team in June 2019, and permanently in November 2020.


    Isaiah enjoys soccer, filmmaking, and spending time with his dog, Ryker.






  • dr. Harold fletcher

    Pastor emeritus

    On the first Sunday of October in 1963, Pastor Fletcher became Union Grove's tenth pastor and served until October 2001. Dr. Fletcher continues to serve the Lord through his preaching ministry.




  • Patty fletcher

    Church Organist

    Patty Fletcher has been an organist at Union Grove for 20+ years.  She is married to Ray Fletcher, and they have 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and 7 grandchildren.  Patty loves serving the Lord through music and enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and taking trips to the beach.  

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    Dan Hightower

    UGCS Assistant Administrator/Preschool & Elementary Principal

    Dan Hightower was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He accepted Christ at the age of 8. The Lord used a friend during his high school years to recommend Tennessee Temple University where he enrolled as a freshman in 1975. It was during his time at Temple that he met and married his wife Becky in 1977. Becky is from East Point, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Dan graduated from Tennessee Temple University with both a bachelors degree and a Masters in Educational Administration. 


    Dan came to Union Grove with over 25 years of full-time ministry experience. in 2011. Becky is a Dyslexia therapist and teaches piano and organ. Dan and Becky have two grown children, Rachel and Jonathan. Rachel has one daughter named Janaa and two sons, Caleb and Ellison. Jonathan and his wife, Whitney, have 2 sons, Drew and Wyatt.


  • Judy Ivester

    administrative assistant - finances

    Judy moved to Lexington from Fulton, New York in 1988.  She and her husband, Joe, joined Union Grove and began actively serving the Lord. In 1989, Judy became the church secretary and served in that capacity until 1991. At that time, she and her husband moved to Perrysburg, Ohio where they remained until retirement in 1999. They returned to Lexington and Union Grove and in 2013, she returned to work in the church office as the Financial Secretary. 



  • Grady James

    Children's CHurch Pastor

    Grady James grew up in Davidson County.  He was saved in March of 1970 and became a member of UGBC in 1972. He met his wife, Shirley, at Union Grove and they were married in June 1976. The Lord blessed Grady and Shirley with 2 boys, Eric and Daniel, who both grew up in Union Grove and graduated from UGCS. Grady began serving as the Junior Church Pastor in July of 1979 under Pastor Fletcher's ministry and has continued to faithfully serve under Pastor Harris' ministry. 


    The Union Grove Children's Church is for 1st through 6th graders.  Every Sunday a service in Children's Church is conducted just like the one in the Sanctuary.  A Children's Church Service includes:  a choir, congregational singing, prayer request time with prayer, special music (which the children participate in), offering, preaching by Pastor Grady, Birthday Box, Missionary Story, Prizes and Children's Church bulletin.  


    The Children's Church is currently supporting three missionaries each month: the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission, Tabernacle Children's Home and AMG Ministries. 



  • Ryan Moon

    Children's ministry director (internship)

    Ryan has attended Union Grove all of his life.  His desire to serve in children's ministry was developed as a teenager while serving in primary church at Union Grove.


    While in youth group, he came to know Christ as his Savior.  Through the influence of teen leaders and teachers, he decided to attend Trinity Baptist College.  In 2016, he graduated with a  degree in Biblical Studies and Church Ministries with a proficiency in children's ministry.


    After graduation, God led Ryan back to Union Grove where he met his wife, Yvette, who teaches music at the school.  They married in 2017 and have one daughter, Autumn.   Currently, Ryan leads the Wednesday night program for children, Word of Life Olympians.


  • Richie Owens

    maintenance director








  • pETER Steinhaus

    EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR

    Peter Steinhaus joined the staff of Union Grove Baptist Church in August of 2003. He was raised in a Christian home and received Christ as his personal Savior at 7 years of age. After graduating from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in 1983, God led him to Troy, Michigan to serve in a Christian School ministry. It was in Troy, Michigan that he met his wife, Sherry, and they were married in 1987. God has blessed their marriage with two daughters, Rachel and Allison. In 1987 he began serving the Lord in Ypsilanti, Michigan as a Bible teacher and assumed administrative duties in 1990. During his ministry in Ypsilanti he began to work on his master’s degree. In 1994 Peter completed his Master of Science in Educational Administration degree at Pensacola Christian College. After serving the Lord for 16 years in Ypsilanti, Michigan God led him to join the staff at UGBC as the administrator of Union Grove Christian School. After serving as the Administrator for 17 years, Peter transitioned to the role of Executive Administrator, supporting the leadership in both the church and school.



  • Diane teague

    administrative assistant - receptionist

    Diane lived in Massachusetts and New Hampshire until the age of ten, when her family moved to Winston Salem, NC. She attended various public schools and graduated from North Forsythe Senior High School in 1967


    In 1968, Diane married Don Teague, and they were blessed with two daughters.  On April 4, 1975, Diane accepted the Lord as her Savior, and her life has never been the same.  He radically changed her.


    Diane worked as an executive secretary for a local textile company for 25 years but says the best job she ever had was serving the Lord.


    Diane enjoys reading and sewing and spending time with her granddaughter.


  • Renee Weaver

    Church Pianist

    Renee Weaver grew up in Union Grove Baptist Church and attended Union Grove Christian School from K5 - 12th grade.  In 1993, she was offered the position of church pianist.  The Lord led her to finish college locally and serve Him in this area.  She met her husband at Union Grove, and the Lord has blessed them with three wonderful children.   She is so thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord doing something that she loves so much.   

  • Jeff Woosley

    UGCS Administrator/High School Principal

    Jeff grew up in Cedar Lake, IN, 40 miles southeast of downtown Chicago.  He graduated from Hammond Baptist High School in 1986. Jeff completed a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education majoring in Math and History in 1991.  He completed his Masters of Education in Supervision and Leadership from Liberty University in 2012.  He married Teresa in December of 1989, and in their thirty plus years of marriage, the Lord has blessed them with four daughters, one son-in-law, and two grandchildren.


    He began teaching at Berean Baptist Academy in Fayetteville, NC in August of 1991.  He has taught math, history, Bible, and science. He was also the Elementary Supervisor, Middle School Dean of Students, High School Principal, Upper School Principal and Athletic Director during his 26 years of service at Berean.


    Jeff enjoys family and pretty much anything sports related - especially if it has something to do with one of Chicago's sports teams.

  • teresa woosley

    administrative assistant

    Teresa grew up in Fayetteville, NC and was saved at the age of 10.  She graduated from Berean Baptist Academy in 1987 and completed an associate degree in secretarial studies in 1989.  After graduation, she married Jeff Woosley, and in their thirty plus years of marriage, the Lord has blessed them with four daughters, one son-in-law and two grandchildren.


    She has worked in many different offices including a temporary employment agency, law firm, office machine company and school office but most of her experience is in a church office - which is her favorite office in which to work!


    Teresa enjoys coffee, UNC Tarheels basketball, all things volleyball and her grandchildren.