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 Dennis Bean
 Ken 2
 Trica Crocker
Dr. Dennis Bean
Senior Pastor
 
Dr. Dennis E. Bean grew up in Gastonia, NC. He came to faith in Christ as a teenager. While studying to be a chemist in college, he felt God’s call to vocational ministry. Dennis is a graduate of Gaston College (A.A.), Gardner-Webb University (B.A.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He first served as a minister of youth and outreach at Midway Baptist Church. He has since served as the senior pastor in Catawba, Gastonia, and Crouse, NC. He has served as the senior pastor at Anthony Grove Baptist Church since September 1, 1998. He is married to the former Teresa McDonald for the last 32 years. God has blessed them with two wonderful children; Nathan and Enoch. Pastor Dennis enjoys fishing, gardening, and plinking.
 
Rev. Ken Faulkenbury
Associate Pastor
 
Rev. Ken Faulkenbury came to know Christ at the age of 14 and was called of God to preach in 1957.  He was raised in Kannapolis, NC and attended Cannon High School.  Ken later attended Bob Jones University.  He served his first church New Hope Baptist in Toccoa, Ga in 1958.  He has since served as pastor in Troutman, Maiden, Haw River, Marion, Eden, and Hickory NC, as well as, Loganville, Ga.  He has served as Associate Pastor in Gastonia, NC and our very own Anthony Grove Baptist Church.  Ken has hosted 13 groups to Israel. He has preached many revivals throughout his ministry, as well as, preaching 35 years on radio and 15 years on television.  He enjoys watching the Atlanta Braves and spending time in Maggie Valley, NC. Ken has a passion for people and enjoys talking about Jesus to anyone.  He has two children, Cheryl and Dale. He and his wife Lucille make their home in Kings Mountain, NC. 
 
 
Tricia Crocker 
Minister of Children and Youth
 
 Tricia Crocker has been working with the children and youth at Anthony Grove as a volunteer since 2003 and as a full-time staff member since 2008. She is married to a wonderful man of God, John Crocker,and has 3 grown boys Ethan, Landon, and Dakota. Reaching young people with the love of Christ is not only her deep passion but it is clearly a gift that God has given her. She brings the scripture to life with stories and examples that reach young people in a way they can understand. Her excitement about God and His work is contagious and it inspires our young people to grow in their love and understanding of Christ. Her passion for youth goes deeper than just teaching. She seeks to encourage and build-up each and every young person through her support and the unconditional love of Christ. She is there for everything from a hug, to counseling, to a shoulder to cry on. Her heart shares in the joy, excitement, and pain of each young person’s everyday life. These kids aren't just her job; they are a part of her family. To better help her be the mentor these kids need, Tricia has obtained training and certificates for counseling. She has Master Practitioner training and a certificate in Christian NLP (renewing your mind/ emotional life coaching). These courses have given her the techniques she needs to teach and help others how to work through their issues and past hurts. Tricia is truly a blessing to our church and to our young people. Some of her likes and interests include owls, animal prints, crafting, family time, movies, and playing games