Assistant Pastor Ricky & Michelle Grover

When he was young, Minister Ricky Grover always knew God had a calling on his life for His ministry.  People would tell him that God was calling him to be a preacher.  However, it was difficult for him to hear and recognize God’s voice when he had not accepted God and had no membership within a church.  It wasn’t until he attended college at Southern University that he would be introduced to Jesus by his girlfriend Michelle Starr.

Upon being introduced to God, he started to attend church, came to know and develop a relationship with Jesus and later accepted the Lord as his personal Savior, to God be the Glory!  His girlfriend Michelle later became his wife.  The both of them would become entrenched in God’s ministry in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at Allen Chapel A.M.E. church and Greater Morning Star Baptist church by leading and teaching Sunday school, directing Vacation Bible School, and mentoring youth in God’s word.

Throughout the years, Minister Grover became more actively involved in God’s ministry.  Upon praying to God to make His ministry assignment clear, God, made it possible for his family to relocate to Carson, California.  While living in Carson, he and his family were lead to join Central Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor David Buggs.

His family has served 13 faithful years at Central Baptist Church participating in various auxiliaries, ministries, and attending Bible Study and Prayer Services.  At Central Baptist Church, he was called to serve as a Deacon, and then God later called him to become a Minister.  Under the leadership of Pastor Gerald Waddis, he was appointed as the Assistant Pastor.  Minister and Mrs. Grover head the CBC Agape Couple’s Ministry and teach Sunday school.  His wife Michelle also leads the CBC Health Ministry.

Minister Grover received a Bible Diploma at Los Angles Bible Training School. He and his wife have been married for 24 years.  They have 3 beautiful daughters:  Jasmine Grover, Brianna Grover and Maddison Grover.  The family enjoys spending quality time together, love the Lord, family, friends and their church.