Hickory Grove Baptist Church

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Hickory Grove Baptist Church
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Location Charlotte, NC
Country United States
Denomination Southern Baptist
Website HickoryGrove.org
Founded 1955 (1955)
Minister(s) Steve Adams (Sr. Associate Pastor, Administration), Justin Paslay (Campus Pastor, North Campus), Mike Powers (Campus Pastor, Main Campus), Luis Tejera (Campus Pastor, Latin Campus), John Harrill (Adult Discipleship Pastor, Main Campus), Gerald Malloy (Worship Pastor, North Campus), Casey Norkett (Missions Pastor), Aaron Peters (High School Pastor, Main Campus), Matt Phipps (Adult Discipleship Pastor, Main Campus), Jacob Prince (Middle School Associate, Main Campus), Justin Roper (Student Pastor, North Campus), Kyle Scarlett (Children's Pastor, Main Campus), Kyler Smith (Children's Pastor, North Campus), John Stegmerten (Worship Pastor, Main Campus)
Senior pastor(s) Rev. Clint Pressley
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Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a Southern Baptist megachurch pastored by Rev. Clint Pressley. Hickory Grove Baptist Church has three campus locations in the Charlotte area.

  • The Main Campus is located at the corner of Hickory Grove Road and Harris Blvd in east Charlotte
  • The North Campus is located off of I-85 in north Charlotte
  • The Latin American campus is located on Harris Blvd


Hickory Grove Baptist Church was established in an unused dairy barn in 1955 with a vision to reach the people in the Hickory Grove community in east Charlotte. D.J. Abernathy, pastor early in the church beginnings, said the following at a building dedication in 1966:

"What shall our interest be in the future? It must be what it has always been, people. We must see them as the compassionate Savior saw them, and we must bring them into His presence at every opportunity."

This vision grew as Hickory Grove started a satellite location in northern Mecklenburg County in 1995. As of August, 2009 the church has grown to over 18,000 members and is the second largest Baptist church in North Carolina.[1] The north campus, located in the Concord Mills area, is located at 2350 Odell School Road, Charlotte, NC, 28262.[2]


On January 30, 2011, The congregation of Hickory Grove Baptist Church affirmed the Rev. Clint Pressley as the new Senior Pastor of Hickory Grove.[3] Rev. Pressley actually attended the church as a teenager, and was a pastor at Hickory Grove, under Dr. Joe B. Brown, before leaving to serve at Alabama's Dauphin Way Baptist Church. Rev. Pressley returned to replace Dr. Joe B. Brown as Senior Pastor, in 2009.


  1. ^ WFX Charlotte (2009). "Hickory Grove Baptist Church Tour". Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^ Hickory Grove Baptist Church (2013). "My Hickory Grove". Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  3. ^ HGBC (2011). "Clint Pressley Affirmed as Senior Pastor Of Hickory Grove Baptist". Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 

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Coordinates: 35°13′20″N 80°43′31″W / 35.2222°N 80.7252°W / 35.2222; -80.7252