Paul HRev. Paul Hurst
Interim Pastor
Paul was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, attending college in Toronto at what is now Tyndale University. He met his wife, Lesley, there and they were married in 1983. They have two sons, Kyle and Joel and five grandchildren: Silas Paul, Jedidiah Stone, Isabella Grace, Victoria Joy, and Elias Aaro. Paul’s ministry experiences include St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Belle River Ontario; the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale and South Dayton Presbyterian Church in Centerville Ohio.
Rev. James Buckner
Assistant Pastor of Missions and Congregational Care
jamesJames 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. 


Jim Aldrich, Brett Callaway, Mark Hedrick, Daniel Jensen, Daniel Moore, 
Matt Roberson, Kenny Simpkins, Steve Stroud, Leon Turlington 

David Avdich, Bob Hubert, Larry Kidd, Gary Missel, Jeremy Pressley, Tom Robertson