ministerial staff

Dr. Zach Richards

Lead Pastor

Zach Richards is our lead pastor. Zach and his wife Whitney have been married since 2002 and have three precious daughters, Hannah, Abigail, and Lydia.  Zach has been serving in ministry since 1999 and has served churches in N.E and N.W Alabama. Zach has also served as an extension center director and adjunct faculty member for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Zach enjoys spending time with his family, reading and being outdoors, but his greatest joy is helping others grow as disciples of Christ.  

Keith Beatty

worship & Media pastor

Keith Beatty is our Worship and Media Pastor at Pine Grove.  Keith joined our staff in October 2022.  Keith and his beautiful wife Elizabeth have been married since October 2020.  Keith has served in ministry since 2001, and he has served churches in Georgia and Alabama.  In addition to worship and media, Keith has a huge heart for missions and discipleship, and he has served extensively in Central and South America and Haiti.  He currently serves on the board of one international mission organization.   He's an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, and Keith and Elizabeth both share a profound love of the beach.   

Patrick & Malorie lowe

children's ministers

Patrick and Malorie have been serving as the Children's Ministers at Pine Grove since May of 2016.  Malorie is from Centre, AL, and she grew up in the ministries of Pine Grove. Patrick is from TN, and he moved to Centre at the age of ten.  They dated throughout college and were married in August of 2015.  Patrick and Malorie are both educators. Patrick is a 7th grade math teacher and coach while Malorie teaches visual arts. They are the proud parents a son born in April of 2021. 

support staff

donna green

financial secretary

Donna Green is our Financial Secretary at Pine Grove. Donna is married to Starrett, and they have three children, Erin, Matt and Jacob.  They are also blessed with six wonderful grandchildren, Gavin, Griffin, Sam, Harrison, Mattie and Jaxon.

Donna has been a member of Pine Grove since 2010, and she has been serving on staff since September of 2018.

More staff pictures and bios coming soon.