Pastors & Staff

Jared Douglas

Lead Pastor

Jared was born in Gainesville, Florida.  He has lived throughout Central and North Florida but has called Trenton his home since 1998.  Jared earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and Master of Divinity from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jared is married to his beautiful wife Kelly, whom he met while serving as the Collegiate Pastor at Pine Grove Baptist Church.  They married in the summer of 2011.  God has blessed them with two children, Grayson, in January 2013 and Eliza in April of 2016.
Jared is an avid dove hunter, diligent reader and a hopeless runner!

Joshua Newton

Youth Pastor

Joshua has been a part of the Uprising team since 2017 and  transitioned into the position of Youth Pastor in January 2021.  Joshua obtained his Bachelors degree in Pastoral Leadership with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry from Lee University in 2020.
Together with his wife Hannah, Josh is committed to seeing students come to Jesus and learn how to love others the way Christ loves us.
In his free time he loves to play basketball, disc golf, watch sports, and play video games. He loves Fantasy football, Florida State, and Chick-Fil-A.

Martina Driskell

Financial Secretary 

Martina grew up in the Tri-County area. She and Greg were married in June of '93. She manages and organizes multiple businesses including Pine Grove and has been on staff with us since July of '18. In her off time, which is few and far between, she enjoys her furred and feathered beasties, good coffee, and spending time with family and friends.

Courtney Martin

Worship Leader

Courtney was born in Lake Wales, Florida but has lived in Trenton for most of her life. She earned a Bachelors degree in History from Liberty University in 2018. Courtney is a former dental hygienist and current 1st grade teacher. She has been involved in various ministries at Pine Grove for 15 years and has been on staff as a worship leader since 2021. She has a passion for worship and has a Masters degree in Worship Studies with a concentration in Leadership through Liberty University. In her free time, Courtney likes to spend time at the Ichetucknee River, travel, and do puzzles.

Mariam Newton

Children & Family Minister

Mariam was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida but Trenton is her home. Mariam has been married to her high school sweetheart Todd for 30 amazing years. They have 4 children, Annah, Carol Lynn, Rebecca, Will, and one son-in-law, Trevor. Mariam has a bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Saint Leo University. Mariam loves to travel, go on adventures, and meet new people. She has a passion for pastoral counseling and a heart for young families. Mariam has been a part of the Pine Grove Family for over 15 years.