Ken harris, 1964-2021

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.

pastoral staff

  • tw bailey

    associate pastor


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  • David Jeffreys

    family pastor


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  • harold fletcher

    pastor emeritus


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support staff

  • Bob clonch

    music director


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  • isaiah clonch

    media director


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  • judy ivester

    administrative assistant


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  • grady james

    children's pastor


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  • ryan moon

    children's ministry director


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  • richie owens

    maintenance director


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  • diane teague

    administrative assistant


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school administration

  • Pete steinhaus

    Executive administrator


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  • jeff woosley

    high school administrator


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  • dan hightower

    elementary administrator


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