Corey has served at Fourth since 1991 and currently oversees many of the ministries at Fourth. His previous roles include Junior High Director, Senior High Director, Director of Adult Education, and 10 years as Pastor of Youth.

A Bethesda native, Corey grew up in the Wood Acres neighborhood, graduated from Walt Whitman High School, and came to know Christ through Fourth’s high school ministry on a winter retreat in 1986. He received a degree in economics from Amherst College, continued his education while working in ministry at Fourth Church, and received a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2002.

You can identify Corey by the gray robe he wears when he preaches or assists on Sunday mornings. He and his wife, Karen, have three children.

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Our Pastors

Dr. Todd M. Smedley

Senior Pastor

Rev. David Frerichs

Pastor of Young Adults & Director, Fourth Fellows Program

Rev. Corey Gray

Pastor of Congregational Care & Ministries

Rev. Jules Grisham

Pastor of Teaching & Adult Discipleship

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Dr. Isaiah Nengean

Pastor of Outreach