Pastoral & Ministry Staff
 
 
 
Rev. Chris and Betty Thompson
Senior Pastors,
Holmes Memorial Church
Rev. Chris Thompson 
 

Born:

Wayne County, North Carolina

Converted:

February 14, 1965, joined Manley Grove PH Church

Married:

June 15, 1974 to Betty Richardson from Salem, VA.

Background:

Third Generation Pentecostal Holiness church member. (Grandparents were charter members of Manley Grove PH Church, Mount Olive, NC)

Education:

High School, Southern Wayne High School, Dudley, North Carolina.

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (1969-1971)

Transfer to Holmes Bible College.

Bachelor of Theology, Holmes Bible College, Greenville, South Carolina – 1974

Bachelor of Arts – Campbell University, Buries Creek, North Carolina – 1977

Church Growth Associate, Church Growth, Inc., Monrovia, CA – 1989

Master of Ministry – Southwestern Christian University, Bethany, Oklahoma – 1998

Ministry:

Joined N.C. Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in 1971, drained 1973

Evangelist – 1971-1974 (while at Holmes)

Instructor, Holmes Bible College – 1972-1974

Pastor, Manley Grove Church – Summer, 1973

Pastor, Oak Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church, Wade, NC – 1974-1975

Pastor, Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church, Roseboro, NC -1975 – 1981 (First Full Time Pastorate)

Pastor, Evangelistic Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church, Cary, NC 1981 – 1986 (New Church Plant)

Heritage Bible College, Dunn, NC – 1983-1985 (New Testament Greek)

Director of Evangelism, World Missions and Archives Director, NC Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church – 1990 – 2000 (Planted over 100 churches)

Bishop/Superintendent, NC Conference IPHC – 2001 – 2009

National Executive Director of Evangelism USA – 2009 – 2017

Corporate Secretary of IPHC – 2009-2012

Vice Chairman of IPHC – 2012-2017

President of Holmes Bible College – 2017 – Present

Pastor, Holmes Memorial Tabernacle Church – 2017 – Present

 

 
Rev. Albert (AL) and Wanda Bucklew
Executive Pastor,
Holmes Memorial Church
 
Rev. Albert Bucklew
 

Objective:

It is my desire to lead individuals to Christ. I have served congregations as a bi-vocational Pastor for many years. I considered working in the community while serving as a Pastor a welcome opportunity.

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries (Pastoral Ministries Concentration) – Holmes Bible College, Greenville, SC

Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry – Holmes Bible College, Greenville, SC

Credentials:

Ordination with the General Council of the Assemblies of God, July 7, 1987

Experience:

Senior Pastor, Springfield Assembly of God, Springfield, VA – 1977-1992

Senior Pastor, Faith Fellowship Assembly of God, Alexandria, VA – 1992 – 1993

Senior Pastor, Southside Assembly of God – 1993 – 1995

Senior Pastor, Shantel Assembly of God, Piedmont, SC – 1995 – 2001

Associate Pastor, Crosspoint Assembly of God, Greenville, SC – 2001 – 2011

Executive Pastor, Holmes Memorial Church, Greenville, SC – 2011 – Present