Mark Groves
Worship Pastor
Mark Groves

Worship & Media

Mark has been with Deermeadows since September 2008. Previously he served churches in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Alabama. Mark led three summers of student camps in Ridgecrest, NC, after graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University. He is a graduate of Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, and has done post-graduate studies with the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.

Mark grew-up in Arkansas and met Sarah Standerfer, of Nashville, Tennessee, while they were in graduate school. Both enjoy times of shared ministry as well as having fun with their family. Mark enjoys travel, health & fitness, music, reading, SEC football, movies and food.

Mark's leadership in worship allows the Deermeadows community to give itself to God in corporate times of praise and devotion.  Mark also oversees the area of church-wide communications, alongside ministry assistant, Laura Pasquith.