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 since 1983. God has blessed them with two wonderful children; Nathan and Enoch. Pastor Dennis enjoys fishing, gardening, and plinking.
Rev. Trey Newton
Pastor of Young Adults
Trey Newton came to know Christ through the guidance of Dr. Dennis Bean and his faith team as a young teenager. He has been an active member at Anthony Grove for ten years. As a teenager, Trey had a vision to bring the story of Jesus to life through music. With the support of Anthony Grove, family, and friends, Trey created “Time For A King” which made its first production in 2014 and has performed every Christmas season since. TFAK clashes a rock concert, an extraordinary light show and worship like you’ve never experienced before. In 2017, Trey accepted his call from Christ and decided to return to school to study ministry. He  graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in religion in December 2019 and plans to continue his education at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Trey worked for six years with the Charlotte Hornets Entertainment and as a morning newscast director at WCNC-36. During his free time, Trey enjoys playing the drums, golfing, and spending time on the lake. Young adults are invited to check out Trey’s Sunday School class on Sunday mornings at 9am.
Tricia Crocker 
Minister of Children and Youth
 Tricia Crocker has been working with the children and youth at Anthony Grove 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