Josh Duncan, Lead Pastor

Josh started with The Grove as Lead Pastor in May of 2017. His passion is to see people reach their potential in Jesus as they become disciples who can multiply disciples. He believes each person can make an impact for God’s Kingdom where they live, work, and play. Prior to coming to The Grove, Josh served as a youth pastor in two different churches, planted a church in Knoxville, and served as a Lead Pastor in Michigan. He also coaches church planters through the Ignite Church Planting Network. Josh is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University and Liberty Theological Seminary.

He and his wife, Jennifer, have two boys, Kaden and Kolton. Jennifer is an RN. Kaden is a sports enthusiast who plays baseball and basketball. Kolton is a marine biologist in the making and can tell you anything you want to know about ocean animals. As a family, they enjoy hiking to waterfalls, camping, and all things related to the Tennessee Vols and Atlanta Braves.


Kyle Wigington, Worship Pastor

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Jennifer Duncan, Grove Kids Director & Elementary Coordinator

Jennifer is a Knoxville native who graduated from South-Doyle High School. She attended college at ETSU, and majored in nursing. She is an RN who works in hospice care.

She is married to Josh, the lead pastor at The Grove, and has 2 boys in Elementary school, Kaden and Kolton. Kaden is our athlete and Kolton is our car guru. Their family currently homeschools, but have also used public and private schools, so she could probably write a book on the pros and cons of each.

As a family, they launched a new church plant in South Knoxville in 2010. Jennifer planned and coordinated the kid’s ministry there. They also lived in Michigan for 2 years where she assisted and eventually led the Children’s ministry there as well.

Jennifer came on staff with The Grove in November 2019 as the Children’s Director and Elementary Coordinator. She loves planning and organizing and helping to equip parents in discipling their kids at home. Jennifer was also the Camp Director for our Halls Sports Camp in 2018 and 2019. She is hopeful to resume the camp possibly this fall or next summer after school/health restrictions have lifted in our area.

Heather Thompson, PreK Coordinator

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Tina Gilreath, Administrative Assistant to the Staff/Office Manager

Tina is a hometown girl from Lenoir City, but moved to the North Knox area 12 years ago. She is married to Adam and they have a daughter named Scout. Scout is involved in many extra curricular activities and Tina is “all in” on all demands of her daughter’s commitments cheering her on every second of the way. Besides everything Scout, Tina enjoys spending time with her family, vacationing on a cruise ships, fashion, design, and of course, church activities.

Tina came to us from a 9- year career as an office manager in a medical office and has worked in the medical field for over 17 years. Tina has a strong background in office management, so we knew being an administrative assistant to the office staff would be fitting for her and she is thrilled that it also allows her time to be a more involved mom.