The Grove Family confirms Dr. Ben Gutierrez as new senior pastor

The Grove Family welcomes Dr. Ben Gutierrez as our new senior pastor. We are excited to see where God takes us on this journey together!

Dr. Ben Gutierrez comes to Grove Avenue from serving as a Teaching Pastor/Executive Leadership Member of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg Virginia and has also served as Co-Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Liberty University. Ben and his wife Tammy have over 22 years of ministry experience in various positions in the local church and Christian educational ministry. Ben holds a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, a Master of Religion, and a Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has published 12 books with Lifeway/Broadman & Holman and has ministered to many churches across the country.

Ben and Tammy are proud parents of two daughters, Lauren & Emma.