Pastors & Staff

Mike McAlpin

Senior Pastor

Pastor Mike is a native of Millington, TN and has lived in SC since 1993. His wife, Felicia, is an Aiken native and together they share four adult children, as well as five grandchildren. Mike has been passionate about serving the Lord and serving people for the past twenty years. He has served as deacon, Chairman of Deacons, Sunday School Teacher,  and in many areas of ministry within the church. He has served on numerous overseas mission trips as well as being involved in local missions. Mike was called into the ministry in 2012 but was unsure where that would lead him. In 2018 he surrendered to the call of full-time ministry as a pastor. After resigning his position at SRS, he began serving at Hillview as Children & Youth Pastor. He was ordained in February 2019.  Mike holds a BA in Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth as well as a Masters in Theology. He became Associate Pastor in January 2020 and was named Senior Pastor on June 21, 2020. His passion is reaching out to people and sharing the Gospel. 

Eddie Grant

Associate Pastor

Pastor Eddie is a native of Macon, Georgia. It was there that he met the love of his life, Kristen, at his home church in 1990. He and Kristen were married in July of 1994 and have been blessed with two amazing children, Kailey and Joshua. Pastor Eddie has served in full-time ministry for more than twenty-eight years. He was ordained to the ministry June 26, 2011. Through the years Pastor Eddie has served as Worship Pastor, Student Pastor, taught Bible studies for children, students and adults, served as a deacon, and led mission trips throughout the United States and beyond. Before coming to Hillview in Graniteville, SC in 2019,  Eddie and his family served a sister church in Aiken, SC for more than twenty years. In January of 2020, Pastor Eddie was called to serve Hillview as Associate Pastor. Pastor Eddie’s passions include teaching, preaching, and sharing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Josh Edwards

Worship & Administrative Pastor

Josh began his ministry at Hillview on November 1, 2017 after serving 14 years at another church. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from Carson-Newman College, and a Master of Ministry degree from Anderson University. Josh was ordained into the ministry on October 12, 2003. His wife, Amy, teaches 5th grade at Mossy Creek Elementary School. Josh & Amy reside in North Augusta with their 4 children, Logan, Parker, Wyatt, and Sophia. Josh’s desire is to see people connect with God through meaningful worship and to mature in their faith through discipleship and spiritual growth.

Scott Johnson

Youth & Children Pastor

Scott has been serving as our Youth and Children's Pastor since April 2020.  Scott desires to see people follow and fall in love with Jesus.  Scott oversees our youth ministry and works along side our children's ministry. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Augusta State University (now Augusta University). Scott and his wife, Adrianne, were married in June 2015. They currently reside in North Augusta with their 2 dogs. Pastor Scott was ordained on May 23, 2021.

Don Lemon

Senior Adult Pastor

Pastor Don is a native of Danville, PA and has lived in Aiken, SC since 1998. He served 4 years in the US Navy, married his wife Ellen in 1957, and together they have two children, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Over the last 35 years he has served in several churches as chairman of the following committees: long-range planning, personnel, church council, as a deacon and chairman of the deacons, life group and Bible study teacher. He has been a student of the Bible for much of his life. In June 1990, after a 30-year career in the information systems business, he retired, and on June 26, 2011, he was ordained into the ministry. Since then he has served for 7 years as Minister to Senior Adults, and is now serving as the Pastor to Senior Adults here at Hillview. Pastor Don has a heart for the lost and a desire to share the Gospel of Salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

Troy Murphy

Outreach Pastor

Pastor Troy is a native of Aiken, SC and has resided in Aiken County his whole life. He and his wife, Carrie, have two children and two grandchildren. Troy and Carrie joined Hillview Baptist Church in August of 2017 and has served in many different ministries within the church and outside mission projects. He came on staff as Minister of Outreach on November 8, 2021, then becoming Pastor of Outreach on December 19, 2021 following his ordination. Troy has a love for God and a heart for people. His desire is to reach all people in and around our community with the love of God and the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Tami Bohannon

Administrative Assistant / Secretary

Bio coming soon...

Carol Thompson

Director, Hillview Daycare Ministry

Carol has worked in the childcare industry for 38 years and has been at Hillview Baptist since 2020.  She and her husband, Joe have been married for over 33 years. They reside in North Augusta. Carol’s greatest desire is to show her kids Jesus every day and in every way.

Dr. Amy Edwards

Head of Schools, Hillview Christian Academy

Dr. Edwards is thrilled to begin her journey as the Head of Schools for Hillview Christian Academy. After 16 years in the public education system in South Carolina, she felt God calling her to private Christian education. Dr. Edwards lives in North Augusta with her husband, Josh, and four children: Logan, Parker, Wyatt and Sophia.

Degrees Earned:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education, 2006, University of South Carolina, Aiken
  • Master of Education in Educational Technology, 2010, University of South Carolina
  • Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction, 2021, Carson-Newman University