NGU President's Office Team
Dr. Ken Hemphill
Special Assistant to the President
Distinguished Professor of Christian Studies
Dr. Kenneth Hemphill was born April 17, 1948;
in Morganton, North Carolina. His bride of 45 years is Paula Moore of
Greenville, South Carolina. Ken is the proud father of three daughters:
Kristina, Rachael, and Katherine, and is now the ďPapaĒ of eight grandchildren.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University in
1972, Ken later earned three consecutive degrees; a Master of Divinity and
Doctor of Ministry degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a
Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Cambridge University. Hemphillís ministry positions have ranged
from youth ministry and pastorates to the Director of the Southern Baptist
Center of Church Growth, President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
National Strategist for Empowering Kingdom Growth for the Southern Baptist
Convention, and currently the Founding Director of the Church Planting and
Revitalization Center of North Greenville University. Dr. Ken Hemphill is the
author of 38 books and many articles including: The Prayer of Jesus, The Names
of God, EKG: The Heartbeat of God, Eternal Impact, You are Gifted, Live it up,
and Velcro Church. He is also the Founder and President of Auxano Press which
publishes non-disposable curricula to assist churches in the revitalization
Rev. Mayson Easterling, M.Ed.
Executive Director of Church Relations
Special Assistant to the President for Church Engagement
Mayson joined the NGU team in 1977. He has had the privilege of working throughout the campus in key roles that have included Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Director of the Baptist Student Union and VP of Church Relations. Mayson received his M.Ed. from Clemson University in Student Personnel Services in Higher Education and B.A. in Religion from Gardner-Webb University. He also has done further study at North Greenville University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Erskine Theological Seminary.
Today, Mayson plans and represents NGU at church and denominational conferences including the Southern Baptist Convention, the South Carolina Baptist Convention, and other state conventions and meetings. He is also actively involved in building relationships with churches, pastors, staff members, and NGU alumni. Maysonís ministry partner is his wife, Susan. They have three adult daughters and two grandsons.
Administrative Assistant to the President
been employed at NGU since 1996 and currently serves as the Administrative
Assistant to the President. Prior to
working in the presidentís office, she spent 19 years as the Administrative
Assistant to the Vice President for Academics.
Angie is a
1985 graduate of Spartanburg Technical College with an associateís degree in
business in computer programming. After
graduating, she got married and started a family while continuing to work in
business. After 30 years, Angie returned
to school to complete her bachelorís degree and graduated in April 2018 from
NGU with a bachelorís degree in business administration.
married to Billy Watson, who also works at NGU.
They have two sons, Billy (an NGU alum) and John Michael.
Mr. Jimmy E. Cox
Dr. Arnold E. Emery
Dr. Gregory T. Mathis
Dr. J. Lee McCormick
Mr. William C. Tyler
Mr. D. Rodney Back
Mr. David J. Charpia
Mr. Ronald K. Edwards
Mr. Gary W. Glenn
Unexpired term to be confirmed by convention
Rev. Travis Agnew
Rev. Seth Buckley
Mrs. Rebecca Coleman
Mr. James Cudd
Mr. Claude Tackett
Mr. Mike Hamrick
Robert Jackson, M.D.
Mr. Bill Knupp
K. Edwin Leap, II, M.D.
Mr. Pierce Williams
Mrs. Mitsy Ballentine
Mrs. Mandie Boyd
Mr. Bo Davies
Mr. Richard McLawhorn
Dr. Michael Whitson