Our Leadership

Meet our Staff

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Kingston Staff

  • Pastor

    Rev. Robert Bannan, Jr.

    Robert was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC. Robert received his Bachelor of Science degree from Erskine College in 2004 and his Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2017. Robert previously served as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Campus Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, SC. He has also served as the Director of Youth and Campus Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Boone, NC, and the Director of Recreation for First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, SC. Robert is married to Holly, who works on staff with him at Kingston, and they have 3 children together: Jacob (14), Hattie (11), and Trace (8). When Robert is not at church, you can find him lifting weights at the Rec Center, reading, and cheering on his favorite sports teams: The Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, and the South Carolina Gamecocks.

    Email: rbannan@kingstonpc.org

    Random facts about Robert
    Favorite holiday: Halloween
    Favorite food: anything Mexican
    Favorite Kingston tradition: Christmas Eve services

  • Director of DIscipleship and Communications

    Holly Bannan

    Holly joined our Kingston staff in August 2021. Holly is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is a graduate of Lander University (2008) and is currently pursuing her MDiv at Union Presbyterian Seminary-Charlotte. She taught Special Education for six years before serving full-time in church. She has served in churches in Spartanburg, SC, Atlanta, GA, and Blowing Rock, NC before coming to Kingston. She is married to Robert, and they have three children: Jacob, Hattie, and Trace. In her spare time, you can find Holly with a paint brush or tool in hand, always creating a new DIY piece. She also enjoys cheering on her Atlanta Falcons and Clemson Tigers (yes, house divided!).

    Email: hbannan@kingstonpc.org

    Random Facts about Holly
    Favorite holiday: Christmas
    Favorite food: Too many to choose... right now, it's probably Trestle bread
    Favorite Kingston tradition: First Sunday lunches 

  • Choir Director and Organist

    Bradley Hardee

    Bradley is our longest currently serving staff member here at Kingston. Bradley started working here in 2007. He is a native of Conway. In addition to working here at Kingston, Bradley is a phlebotomist with the HealthReach program at Conway Medical Center as well as the Associate Organist at St. James Catholic Church. In his spare time, you can find Bradley with his five cats, four dogs, kayaking along the river, or crocheting a blanket.

    Email: bhardee@kingstonpc.org

    Random facts about Bradley:
    Favorite holiday: Christmas
    Favorite food: Potato Salad
    Favorite Kingston tradition: the Choral music before the Christmas Eve service

  • Administrative Assistant

    Mary Alwine

    Mary started working for Kingston in the beginning of September 2013. She is a native of a small suburb near Chicago, Illinois. Mary is married to Troy and they share 5 girls: Nicole (38), Brianna (Bee) (29), Brianna (Bri) (23), Bethany (19), and Bailey (17). They also have a grandson, Jack, who is almost 3 years old. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, camping, live music, and spending time with family and friends.

    Email: malwine@kingstonpc.org

    Random facts about Mary

    Favorite Holiday: Christmas

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Favorite Kingston tradition: Kirkin' O' the Tartans

  • Church Sexton

    Kenneth Demming

    Kenneth joined our staff in June 2024. He comes to us with an extensive background in custodial experience. He has lived and worked for large organizations in Los Angeles and New York City. He was a custodian for the Shubert Theatre in New York. He was also a custodial supervisor at Madison Square Garden in New York. As an interesting side note, he was responsible for cleaning the suites at Madison Square Garden for people like Jay-Z and Beyonce! Kenneth and his wife, Jennifer, live in Carolina Forest. Jennifer works as a nurse with Pruitt Health in Myrtle Beach. In his free time, Kenneth enjoys lifting weights and boxing. He also loves studying his Bible and is a devout Christian. Kenneth is also a big sports fan. He loves the New York Yankees baseball team, the Los Angeles Rams NFL team, and the Lakers NBA team. When you have a moment, give Kenneth a warm Kingston welcome!

    Random Facts about Kenneth:
    Favorite holiday: Christmas
    Favorite food: Hamburgers
    Favorite Kingston Tradition: Doesn't have one yet!