Corey is a native of Mobile, Alabama. He had the fortunate privilege to grow up in a Christ-centered home, where he came to know Jesus as Savior and Lord at the age of 13. Corey and his wife, Amy, have been married since 2012 and have tw0 daughters (Adalyn and Lydia).

Corey graduated from the University of Mobile with a Bachelor’s Degree in Worship Leadership. He then went on to earn his Master’s of Arts Degree in Christian Ministry at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Before coming to Southside, Corey served on staff at Bellview Baptist Church in McCalla, AL as Worship & Media Pastor and then at First Baptist Church of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, AL as Worship & Education Pastor.

Corey’s passion is to pursue Christ in every aspect of life.  His goal as a worship leader is to help lead God’s people into His presence to exalt and glorify His name. That means providing an atmosphere that is distraction free and is encouraging for them to worship Him with all their hearts.  As a leader he feels it is his duty to invest in others and help them become everything God wants them to be.  He also desires to help teach and be an example of what true worship is. It is not a Sunday morning music gathering, but a life lived out daily in a committed relationship with our Lord!