Staff Leadership


  • brad burns - pastor

    Brad came to Elm Grove in 2008. He is originally from Louisville, KY, is married to Nancy, and has four children--Lucy, Hank, Nora, and Duke. He has degrees from Murray State University (B.A.), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Union University (D.Min.). Brad's main areas of focus at Elm Grove include preaching, discipleship, leadership, and counseling.


    Verse to live by: "What is a man benefitted if he gains the whole world, yet loses or forfeits himself?" (Luke 9:25)


    bradburns@elmgrovemurray.org


  • Clint gentry - youth minister

    Clint was born and raised in Murray, KY, and is the son of Jeff and Sherida Gentry.  Clint graduated from Calloway County High School in 2010 and attended college at Murray State University. He currently works in the Special Education Department at Calloway County Schools.  At Elm Grove, Clint serves to connect youth and their parents to Jesus, one another, and the church.  

  • andrew mcclure - children's miinster

    Andrew was born and raised in Murray KY, and is a graduate of Murray High School and Murray State University. He is married to Erin with two kids, Elly and Jax. A kid at heart, Andrew ensures that children's ministry at Elm Grove is fun and understandable for kids of all ages. Along with kids, Andrew provides leadership and instruction for parents and families.

  • sharon smith - Administrative assistant

    Sharon was raised from birth at Elm Grove, was later married here, and raised her own children here. She is married to Keith with two children, Shane and Lindsey.


    Please contact Sharon for information regarding our weekly bulletin, monthly prayer list, or to update an address or phone number.

  • martha harper - finance administrator

    Martha is a native of Murray and Elm Grove, having served at the church for many years. She works with staff and volunteer leaders as our treasurer to ensure clarity, accountability, and accuracy within our financial records and transactions. 

    Please contact Martha with questions about church budget, online giving, or other church financial matters.

Volunteer leadership

The strength, stability, and longevity of our church would not be possible without the selfless service of countless volunteers. Three key groups help guide the vision and direction here at Elm Grove.


Church Council

Our Church Council represents all areas of ministry and serves as the group through which ministry direction is set. The Council's main responsibilities include planning, coordinating, conducting, and evaluating the various ministries of the church, along with setting goals for each upcoming church year. 


Deacons

Elm Grove is blessed with a group of Deacons whose one objective is clear: serve the church. They do so by offering biblical guidance and advice to the pastor and staff, serving the physical and spiritual needs of the people, protecting the unity and harmony of the church body, and planning, preparing, and serving the Lord's supper on a regular basis.


Trustees

From the annual church budget to the maintenance and expansion of church property, our trustees have a vital role at Elm Grove. Thanks to their tireless work, Elm Grove is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution by the state of Kentucky, providing legal and liability protection for church members.