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


Wayne County, North Carolina


February 14, 1965, joined Manley Grove PH Church


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


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


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


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
Associate Pastor,
Holmes Memorial Church
Rev. Albert Bucklew 


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.


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


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


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

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

Youth Pastor, Southside Assembly of God – 1993 – 1995

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

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

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