Corey is a native of Mobile, Alabama. He met his wife, Amy, during his short stent of attending the University of South Alabama. They were married in May of 2012 and have a 3 year old daughter named Adalyn.
Corey first graduated from the University of Mobile where he earned 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, to the best of his abilities, 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. In addition to music, he has a passion to reach the hearts of the lost with the gospel.