Pastors and Staff

  • Craig Thompson

    Senior Pastor


    Craig has been the Senior Pastor at Malvern Hill since May of 2007. He and his wife, Angela, have been blessed with four children. Craig has a passion to see the gospel preached and lives changed. Craig has his Bachelors degree from Presbyterian College, and his Master of Divinity and PhD from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He keeps a personal blog at and hosts the Ordinary Christian Podcast. In his spare time, Craig enjoys reading, weight training, hunting and fishing.

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  • Buster Morris

    Pastor of Senior Adults

    Buster is a life-long Camden resident. He and his wife, Charlotte, have been members at Malvern Hill for over 40 years. In 2000, Buster was called to join the pastoral staff as the Pastor of Music and Senior Adults. He and Charlotte have two sons and five grandchildren.

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  • Keven Newsome

    Pastor of Worship and Discipleship  


    Malvern Hill Baptist Church called Pastor Keven Newsome on September 10, 2017 to serve as the Pastor of Worship and Discipleship. Keven and his wife, DeAnna, are originally from Mississippi, have been married for 23 years, and are blessed with two children. Keven has a Master of Arts in Theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Bachelor of Music Education from William Carey University.

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  • Adam Whiteside

    Pastor of Student Ministry and Missions


    Adam Whiteside joined the Malvern Hill Staff in June 2018 as the Pastor of the Gen180 student ministry and Pastor of missions. Adam has a heart for missions and a passion for presenting the gospel to people of all ages. Adam and his wife Betsy have two children.

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  • Rhonda Adams

    Children's Minister

    Rhonda Adams has been involved with the children's ministry at Malvern Hill since 2005. She has been in children's ministry since 1985 and worked for 17 years as a consultant with the South Carolina Baptist Convention as part of their children's ministry consulting team. Her husband, Robert, actively works alongside her in the children's ministry. They have been married since 1980 and have two children. 

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  • Scott Taylor

    Financial Secretary

    Scott has been a member of Malvern Hill for over 20 years and has been our financial secretary since 2011. He is married with four kids and works full time for Mundy Corporation. Scott manages all of the financial affairs of our church. Feel free to contact him if you have any questions about contributions or other financial matters related to our church.

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  • Luke and Patty Tolbert

    IMB Missionaries to Latvia


    Luke joined Malvern Hill as the Pastor of Students and Discipleship in June 2010. He and his wife Patty married in 2007 and have three little girls and a new son who keep their life very full. Luke has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from North Greenville University and a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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