Rev. Dwight Basham, Senior Pastor
Rev. Dwight Basham, a native of Christiansburg, Virginia, graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. degree in Music and an M.A. degree in Music Education. He taught junior and senior high school choral music at public schools in Virginia and North Carolina before graduating with an M. Div. degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.
He also served pastorates in Virginia and Tennessee before joining the Arden staff in 2014. He and his wife Pepper have five children: Benjamin, Aaron, Lydia, Samuel, and Phoebe. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing tennis, and hiking.
Gabe Malloy was born in Springfield, Massachusetts but grew up mostly in Tampa, Florida. He graduated from Florida Southern University with a B.S. in Biology. During college, Gabe was actively involved in RUF. In 2014 he graduated from Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia with a Master of Divinity degree. Gabe has over fifteen years of experience teaching science and philosophy in the public school system. He has also spent many years coaching track, cross country, and soccer.
Gabe’s wife Jennifer is originally from Scotland. They have four children: Hannah, Abigail, Gabriel, and Lily. Gabe’s favorite living pastor/theologian is Dr. Sinclair Ferguson. Some of his interests include running, hiking, cycling, playing sports, reading, playing board games, eating chocolate and drinking coffee.
James is a native of Asheville, NC and his wife Bonnie is from Petaluma, California. They met at Columbia International University where James received his M. Div. (1982) and it was there the Lord called them to serve as missionaries in China. Soon thereafter James was ordained by the PCA in 1983. They then served in Hong Kong with Mission to the World (MTW) for thirty-four years (1984-2018) and have now retired to western North Carolina.
Twenty-five of those thirty-four years the Buckners were supported by Arden PCA. From December 2009 to July 2018 James also served as Pastor of Discovery Bay International Church. They have three adult children: Joseph, Ruth, and David.
David Livernois came to the mountains of Western North Carolina by way of California when he was 10 years old. Since 2018 he has been honored to serve on staff at Arden as a pastoral intern. Currently, he is also a distance student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC where he is earning a Master of Divinity degree as he pursues a call to full-time pastoral ministry. David and his lovely bride Nicole have four wonderful children: Riley, Sarai, Abigail, and Gabriel. David loves serving in the various roles the Lord has entrusted him with as a husband, father, elder, intern, and seminarian. In his free time, he wonders if there was something he forgot to do.