Our Team

We love the Church. We love this community. Really, we consider ourselves blessed to get to serve. It's an honor really. If you need to connect with us, give us a call or click on the name to send a message. We'd love to hear from you.




The Helpmans 

 Jeff has been the Lead Pastor at the Grove Church since April 2008.  Before being elected to serve as Lead Pastor, he and Jodi were hired to lead as Youth Pastors in September 2006.  Originally from Toledo, Ohio.  Jeff and Jodi were married in the summer of 2000 and have four children: Mazie, Canon, Rio, and Roby.  

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The Warners 

Tim and his wife, Mindy, have been apart of the Grove community since 2010.  Tim has served as an elder since 2012 and both he and Mindy serve in our GroveKIDS program.  Originally from Indiana, Tim and Mindy were married in 2007 and they spent the early years of marriage traveling the country so TIm could work in various National Parks.  Tim currently works as Trail Supervisor for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  

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 The Blevins

There's a good chance you'll have first met Jim on the front porch at the Grove on a Sunday morning.  He serves as a church elder and on our Guest Services Team.  Home-grown in Western North Carolina, Jim and his wife Judy have been attending the Grove since it started.  

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 The Marrs 

Jeff has been an Elder at the Grove since 2009.  Born and raised in Bryson City, Jeff married his high school sweetheart Jodi.  Together they serve on our Guest Services Team.  Jeff and Jodi along with their two kids, Jake and Jenna, have been a part of the Grove community since 2006.  

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