Pastors & Staff

Chris Groce

Youth Pastor

Hi, my name is Chris. I have been the youth pastor at Mount Carmel Baptist Church since March of 2015. I grew up in church; Going on a weekly basis with my mom. I was ordained as a pastor in December of 2013 at Sale Creek First Baptist.

Though I grew up in church, I spent a good majority of my teenage years making bad choices that did not reflect the Word of God. Through every bad choice there were a couple of men at my church that loved me and believed in me when it would appear there was no hope. It is because of those men and God’s calling on my life that I am doing what I love to do.

By ministering to our students and loving them like Christ loves me, God can direct them in a path that He desires. My favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11. God has a plan for each of us. That plan is to give us hope and a future. Whether times are good or bad, we must continue to reach for the Father and everything else will fall into place.