Staff

Thomas, Richard [staff]

Senior Pastor - Richard Thomas contact

Pastor Thomas was converted while at Clemson University. Since then he has thirsted for the knowledge of God's Word and for opportunities to share biblical truth. Discipleship has been a big part of his life. He spent several years discipling college students prior to attending Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. The last twenty-eight years have been spent in the pastorate, preaching the whole counsel of God to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. Another special passion is making all believers aware of Jesus' call to be a part of reaching the entire world for Christ. A biblical world and life view, where every aspect of life and every discipline of life is seen as a way to bring glory to God, is also emphasized.

As the main teacher in Mt. Calvary's pulpit ministry, he longs to communicate the content of the Bible, while making it practical for everyday living. He does this by teaching and preaching from the Old Testament, the New Testament, by presenting theological issues and topics, but always by preaching the Scriptures.

Pastor and Mrs. Thomas have four children.


 

David Hart Sanders, Sr.; Associate Pastor

Assoc. Pastor of Youth/Families - David Hart Sanders, Sr. contact

David Hart Sanders Sr. is not his own but in body and soul belong to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God has given David a great love for His Word, His church and His people. He loves gathering with God's people to worship Him in truth and in spirit. He loves serving Christ at Mount Calvary Presbyterian Church. David feels called to minister the Gospel to all ages but spends the majority of his time caring for the spiritual needs of the youth and families of MCPC. David is grateful to the Lord for a wife that loves God more than she loves him. Linda is a blessing to him and their five children. She is an asset in his ministry.

Pastor David is the son of Rev. Rhett and Virginia Sanders. He is the 7th out of their 8 children. David graduated from Western Carolina University in December of 1994. Go Catamounts!!! He married Linda in 1997 and they have 5 children (Makaria, Charis, Hart, Asher, and Raenie). For the past 20 years, He has ministered to Junior High and Senior High Students. In January of 1996, David Sanders was hired by Westminster PCA in Martinez, Ga to be the Director of Youth and Sports Ministries. He served there for 16 years. During the years he attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He got his Master of Divinity in May of 2007. David was ordained in The Savannah River Presbytery in March of 2008. In November of 2011, He was hired by Mount Calvary to the role of assistant pastor of youth and family ministry and on November 1, 2015, he was installed as Associate Pastor.  Two of David's brothers are preachers in the PCA. Rhett Jr. is the senior pastor of Blythewood Presbyterian Church and Paul is the senior pastor of Christ Community in Simpsonville, SC. He enjoys Clemson sports. Win or lose... He loves his Tigers.

 


 

MCCOLLOUGH, BRIAN; (Staff)55

Pastoral Intern - Brian McCollough contact

Brian joined Mt. Calvary as Pastoral Intern in April 2016. He, with his wife, Michelle, have four children: Emma Kate, Caroline, Maggie Ann, and Jude. Brian is pursuing his Master of Divinity Degree at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and they moved to South Carolina in January 2015 for this purpose.

Prior to moving to South Carolina, Brian enjoyed a 12+ year career in commercial banking. He and Michelle were married on June 1, 2002, just a few days after Brian received his BSBA in Business Management from Auburn University Montgomery. Both he and Michelle have deep Southern roots as he grew up in Prattville, Alabama, and Michelle spent a majority of her life in Ocean Springs and Jackson, Mississippi.

 


 

SPARKS, ERIC; (Staff)3

Music Director - Eric Sparks contact

Eric is an Upstate South Carolina native, having graduated from Boiling Springs High School. He attended North Greenville University where he studied Christian Education. Eric joined Mt Calvary in 2016 after having served in music ministry for many years. He is married to Naomi Sparks. Together they have ten children.


 

BLOXHAM, Ruthie [staff]

Administrative Assistant - Ruthe Bloxham contact

Ruthie has served as Mount Calvary's administrative assistant since 2015. She and her husband Don have three children.


 

JONES, PAUL; (Staff)15

Organist - Janice Jones

Janice began playing for church services in a small Methodist church when she was only twelve years old--first the piano and then a small organ with only one octave of pedals! She has been active in the music ministry at Mt. Calvary for many years, with over 25 of those years spent at the organ each Sunday. She and her husband, Paul, have two married children and four wonderful grandchildren. Janice retired from teaching fourth grade at Woodruff Elementary School in 2009.


 

HOLDER, MARSHALL; (Staff)41

Pianist - Phyllis Holder

Phyllis Holder and her husband Marshall have 4 children, 2 sons-in-law, 2 granddaughters, and a grandson, and have been members of Mt. Calvary for approximately 20+ years. Her family is active in many ministries of the church, she is an active member of the Mt. Calvary WIC and serves on the Youth Council. Phyllis' family enjoys music and playing a variety of musical instruments along with singing at home and church. She started taking piano lessons while in elementary school and took about 10 years along with several years of organ lessons. She has played at two other churches and was the assistant to the organist and pianist at Mt. Calvary for several years. She has been playing full-time as the church pianist while also working full-time at Philadelphia Baptist Church.