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 50 years. He and Charlotte have two sons and five grandchildren. Buster was originally called to join the pastoral staff in 2000 as the Pastor of Music and Senior Adults.  He received his Certificate in Biblical Studies from Liberty University in 2015 and now serves part-time as the Pastor to Senior Adults.   

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  • Keven Newsome

    Pastor of Worship and Discipleship  


    Malvern Hill Baptist Church called Pastor Keven Newsome on in September 2017 to serve as the Pastor of Worship and Discipleship. Keven and his wife DeAnna are originally from Mississippi, have been married since 1999, 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. He received his Master of Arts in Christian Studies from South Eastern Theological Seminary in 2021.  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 35 years and has been our financial secretary since 2011. He and Erin have been married since 1999 and have four children.  Scott manages all of the financial affairs of our church and works full time for The Mundy Company. 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. Luke and Patty currently serve as missionaries in Latvia with the International Mission Board. 

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  • Autumn Oddie

    Ministry Assistant

    Autumn has been a member of Malvern Hill since 2018 and has been on staff since 2019. She and her husband Timmy have been married since 2007 and have three daughters. Autumn works in the office assisting members and ministry leaders.  Contact her with questions related to membership, facilities usage, activities, and general questions related to Malvern Hill. 

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  • Ginger Chestnut

    Administrative Assistant

    Ginger and her husband Bryan have been members of Malvern Hill since 2010. Originally from Cheraw, SC, they have been married since 1994 and are blessed with two grown daughters. Ginger works in the office as assistant to the senior pastor, helping develop and update resources.  She also  communicates with the church body through weekly newsletters and social media. Contact her to schedule appointments with the pastor. 

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  • Kayce Privette

    Custodial Manager

    Kayce has been on staff since 2019 and has been an active member at Malvern Hill since 2020.  She and her husband John have three daughters. Kayce works to keep our facilities clean and organized. To connect with Kayce, contact the church office. 

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