Our Ministry Staff
Matt joined the family at Holland Park in January 2015 as the Senior Minister after spending eight years with the Bammel Church in Houston, TX.
“I most enjoy spending time with Ashley, Alana, Mattie, and Amara. They are the most unbelievable blessing in my life and my greatest teachers. I like to take part in outdoors sports, especially caving, climbing, and camping. I am a devoted NFL fan, watching and supporting my Denver Broncos through the bad times (the 80’s and 00’s) and the good times (the 90’s and 10’s). I also enjoy reading for about 5 minutes before I fall asleep at night, over-analyzing movies for spiritual implications, and listening to an eclectic mix of music, often on vinyl, so as to be ridiculed by young people.
My family and I are honored to be part of the body of Christ at Holland Park and we’re excited about what God is doing on Holland Road.”
Cassie Parker joined the Holland Park staff in January 2016. After almost 16 years of teaching in the public school system, she followed a very clear calling to be involved in the children’s ministry.
Cassie grew up in Greenville and then went away to Rhodes College in Memphis, TN for 4 years to study psychology and education. She couldn’t stay away from Greenville for long, and returned in late 2000. In 2004, she married her best friend, Dave, and they now have two precious kiddos, Lauren and Taylor.
In her spare time, Cassie loves to garden, bake/try new recipes, read, travel, thrift shop, Netflix binge, and go on family outings to the lake or mountains with her husband and children.
Brandon joined the Holland Park staff in April 2017. Having spent many years volunteering in youth ministry, Brandon knew his ultimate call was to minister wherever he was. After working in coffee shops for a few years after college, Brandon saw that he was being called to ministry full time at Holland Park.
Brandon has lived in Nashville, TN , Jacksonville, FL , and has since resided in the Upstate South Carolina area since 2006. He and his wife Emily were married in October of 2016.
Brandon REALLY likes (read: obsesses over) coffee. He reads books about coffee, drinks coffee for fun, and enjoys talking about coffee and talking over coffee. He also enjoys soccer, reading books that aren’t about coffee, and spending time with people.
Communications / Youth Assistant
Angie joined the Holland Park Staff in April 2011. She was previously a designer with Gerber Childrenswear. She acquired her degree in Commercial Design from DLU in 1988.
A native Tennessean, Angie moved to Greenville in 1995. She has a daugther, Adrianna, who is married to Connor and lives in Spokane, WA. She also has a son Jacob, who is currently in high school.
Having been a member of this congregation since ’95, Angie has been involved in various ministries and events.
Angie loves to read, listen to music of all genres, and spend time with family and friends.
Selena joined the Holland Park Staff in January 2017. After almost 12 years of managing restaurants, she decided to trust in the Lord, as he was guiding her to a new path that lead her to become part of the Holland Park staff family.
Selena grew up in northern Greenville County, and has always lived in the Greenville/Spartanburg Area. She met her husband Jason in 2004, and began attending Holland Park Church, then Northeast. They were married in 2007, and have two sons. Their son Lunday attends elementary school, and they just welcomed Jones into their family in 2016.
Selena enjoys spending time with her husband, sons, and extended family. She also enjoys reading, thrift store shopping, and gardening.
Our Shepherds and their Wives
Jim and Carol Hopkins
Jim and Carol began a journey of love and devotion when they married in 1969. Eventually, work brought the family to Taylors, SC, where the Lord drew them to the Holland Park Church family (formerly Northeast Church of Christ) where they found true love. In 1984, both Jim and Carol put their Lord on in baptism and started a new journey of love and devotion to Christ, their Savior. They plan on spending the rest of their lives praising the Lord.
Jim is a retired equipment technician and Carol is the office manager for Bunty LLC. They have 4 children, all married; and have been blessed with 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Jim and Carol enjoy camping and cookouts. Drop by anytime, the door is always open.
David and Linda Lunsford
David and Linda have been members at Holland Park Church (formerly Northeast Church of Christ) since moving to Greenville in 1983. They met in college at NC State as part of the campus ministry at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ. They were married in Blacksburg VA in 1980 during David’s final year of graduate school at Virginia Tech. David is a polymer chemist with Celanese and Linda is retired. They have one married daughter.
HPC has been at the center of their lives over the 27 years as they have sought to serve the Lord and others. Linda is a long time teacher in the children’s ministry, has worked in various ministries serving those in need and is currently a volunteer in the Lunches of Love program. David enjoys studying the word and sharing that study in teaching adult classes and life groups. He also currently serves as the treasurer for HPC.
Marcus and Wanda Williams
Marcus and Wanda were married in Houston, Texas in 1984 and have been attending Holland Park since 2005. Wanda was raised in the Houston area and Marcus is a native of Atlanta. They both grew up in Christian homes and Marcus was introduced to the Church of Christ through his relationship with Wanda. Marcus and Wanda are graduates of Vanderbilt University and Stephen F. Austin University respectively. They have two sons, Derek and Quentin.
The Williams have been blessed to live and worship in various cities in the U.S. and have worked and lived abroad. This has facilitated a strong family bond and openness and caring for others regardless of race, culture and social status. Marcus is employed with Michelin North America and has held numerous positions in Sales, Marketing and Human Resources.
Dale and Pat Midyette
Dale Midyette grew up in eastern North Carolina with two brothers who took turns with him in going to Sunday School and helping their Dad on the Farm. Pat “grew up in the Church of Christ” and was there “every time the door was open.” She was baptized when she was 12 years old. They met, fell in love, got married, and started a family before moving to the Greenville area in 1985. They started attending Holland Park Church (formerly Northeast Church of Christ) the next year. Dale was baptized soon after.
Dale and Pat have three children and two grandchildren. They have served in various ministries over the years including Foster Parenting, Nursery, Children’s and Adult Education, Men’s and Ladies Ministries, and Life Groups. Dale works at Jacobs Engineering and Pat at Rogers Stereo. They are thankful for the blessings that God has poured down on their family and on Holland Park Church and for the opportunity to serve.
Todd and Gina Hyneman
Todd and Gina have been members of the Holland Park Church Family since their marriage in 1989. They met while attending high school in Villa Rica, GA and were married at the Bremen Church of Christ following Todd’s graduation from Georgia Tech. They moved to Greenville so Todd could begin a sales career with Johnson Controls. Gina worked in several administrative positions until the birth of their first son, Capp, in 1994. Christian was born in 1998. They are blessed to be partners in Total Comfort Solutions which solves air conditioning problems for businesses across South Carolina and Georgia.
Todd and Gina both grew up in Christian families. Todd was baptized as a high school junior. Gina was baptized at Holland Park’s predecessor-Northeast Church of Christ. Todd has served as a deacon, taught classes and shared in leading the construction of our new church on Holland Road in Mauldin. Gina has especially enjoyed teaching the children of our church and participating in the women’s ministry. They have been blessed to raise a Christian family through the nurturing and support of Holland Park Church.
Sam and Shannon Weldon
Originally from Alabama, Sam and Shannon became friends while growing up in the “youth group” at Landmark Church of Christ, and they later married in 1994. They lived in Nebraska for a few years before returning south, and they have lived in South Carolina since 1996. Sam and Shannon have three children (Caroline, Alex, and Eli), and the entire family is actively involved with many ministries at Holland Park.
The Weldon family loves Alabama football, dogs, family trips to Disney World and Dollywood.
Shannon works with preschool children, and Sam works in the legal system to help abused and neglected children in South Carolina. They are honored to work and serve at Holland Park Church.
We are so blessed to have deacons and ministry leaders serving in areas they are passionate about. Contact these people to find ways and opportunities to serve both in our church and in the community.