Luke Copeland
Luke CopelandSenior Pastor
Luke is a graduate from Montreat University and Judson College, with a bachelor’s degree in Music Ministry. He entered the pastorate in 2018, and loves preaching, teaching, and studying the Bible. Luke has been married to Lindsey for over a decade, and so far they have 4 kids and a dog. Luke enjoys writing and sharing songs, playing chess, and having friendly debates about almost anything. His favorite passage of Scripture is 1 Corinthians 1:26-31. He is learning, every day, to be a little more like Jesus, His Savior and His LORD!
    Matt Rice
    Matt RiceAssociate Pastor
    Matt hails from Massachusetts and has his roots in New England where he graduated from the Berkshire Institute for Christian Studies (BICS) and Clark University. He is married to Jessica, who shares his love of board games, breakfast, and adventures. Since 2020 he's been serving at Hickory Grove and has a passion for equipping others to further God's Kingdom. His role as Field Office Director of the Ministry Training Institute in Eastern North Carolina at Hickory Grove does just that. Find out more by clicking his name above!
    Susan Adams
    Susan AdamsYouth Director
    Susan Adams grew up in Marion, South Carolina, receiving a degree in education from Francis Marion University. She is a full-time teacher and coach at Four Oaks Middle School where she has taught for the last 22 years. She’s been serving faithfully as the Youth Director at Hickory Grove since May of 2002. She currently resides in Four Oaks with her husband (Chris) and four children (Selena, Eli, Lane, and Cole).
      Bill Medlin
      Bill MedlinElder
      Bill Medlin has served as our Elder since 2011. He studied Business at Appalachian State University while serving as the Football Team’s Captain. He is husband to Bonnie, father of Kylie and shares ownership of Medlin & Dorman in Benson. Bill is an avid fisherman & hunter.
        Angie McClure
        Angie McClureAdministrative Assistant
        Angie McClure is the Administrative Assistant here at Hickory Grove. She grew up in Raleigh and resides in Smithfield. She has been serving on staff since 2008. She is happily married to Bill McClure and they have been attending Hickory Grove since 1997. She is a wife, mother of two, and an artist. She loves flowers, the beach and most of all Jesus.