Darren Hileman - Senior Executive director

Darren Hileman has been in ministry for over two decades. His ministry journey began in South Carolina where for sixteen years he served as a youth pastor. He was used of God to create a life-changing youth ministry, which literally impacted the entire community.

He served as the Youth Ministry Specialist at Valley Forge Christian College for the next two years. His leadership ability resulted in several hundred college students participating in his classes. Darren has a unique mixture of leadership, academic excellence, and deep personal concern. Because he proved to be such an extraordinary mentor to many of his college students, they affectionately referred to him as "Coach."

After serving for two years as director of Master's Commission Atlanta under the leadership of Jeanne Mayo, Darren had the opportunity to return to South Carolina. It is here the Lord opened the doors for him to found South Carolina Master’s Commission in 2006, which today is known as the South Carolina School of Leadership. Under his direction, SCSL has become an incredible program of academics, training, discipleship and mentorship. Darren brings a sense of experience and legacy that is both rare and significant.

Darren is married to his beautiful wife of more than 20 years, Mandy, and has two children, Cailyn and Braydon; as a family, they together provide the model for students of a Christ-centered, selfless, life-giving home, and strive to make functional, healthy families a reality for this generation.

Hear Pastor Darren's heart for SCSL


alex brown - executive director

Passionate worship, combined with a heart for mentoring and missions describes the very essence of Alex Brown. Alex joined the SCSL team as a Operational Director in the summer of 2008. He is a man of character and integrity and plays an invaluable role in discipling and leading the students at SCSL.

Alex graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Business Management. Following graduation he worked for three years with Light for the Nations Ministry, leading and organizing missions trips. It was during that time that he realized full time ministry was his passion.

In 2006, Alex completed a two-year internship under Jeanne Mayo and served an additional two years on staff with Jeanne and Master's Commission Atlanta. His journey to SCSL has given him the opportunity to fulfill personal dreams while impacting the next generation. His love for God, the Word, and students makes him a tremendous asset to the SCSL family.

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Seth bumgarner

 operational director

Seth is a passionate worshipper and desires to see a generation connect with God in worship from a place of genuine affection and devotion to the personhood of Jesus Christ. Seth completed two years of worship and leadership training at SCSL from 2010-2012 and then went on to serve in vocational ministry full-time.

Seth has committed his life to leading people to Jesus Christ through a lifestyle of worship, prayer and discipleship, and in 2017 Seth came on staff full-time with SCSL


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angela thornton

operational director

Angela is passionate about mentoring young adults who pursue the knowledge of God. She is an avid learner and passionate teacher. Angela desires to see the culture in America and across the Earth change through the power of intercession and reformation.

Angela’s background includes social work and education. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Georgia. Angela interned for a year with Brownsville Master’s Commission after graduation. Angela entered the area of social work where she remained for 10 years until she made the transition to teaching. Angela has a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary English and an Education Specialist in Secondary English Education. She also has additional endorsements in the areas of Gifted Education, Online Instruction, and English Speakers of Other Languages. Angela has also served as part time staff at the International House of Prayer – Atlanta and on the leadership team at Bound for Life – Atlanta.  Angela joined the staff of SCSL in June 2017.


Destiny Kimani

operational director

Destiny’s heart burns to see the Kingdom of God advanced in every nation, every sphere of influence, and in every heart. Destiny completed three years of SCSL from 2009-2012 and then went on to pursue the completion of her degree in Education.

     She also has a passion for world missions which has led her to complete missions internships in both Spain, and Ecuador. 

In 2015, the Lord began awakening a desire in her heart to mentor and disciple the next generation of leaders. She officially joined the team in April of 2016. 


Kaleb allen

Operational Director

Kaleb is filled with a hunger to know God.  He’s a student of the word and prayer that whole-heartedly believes in making disciples of Jesus.  He has given his life to see young men and women serving The Lord faithfully, with passion and obedience to His word.

Kaleb and his wife Haleigh both completed two years of SCSL and graduated in May of 2012.  After SCSL, Kaleb youth pastored and served the local church helping with worship, preaching, and teaching. Kaleb and Haleigh have two beautiful daughters and love being parents.  In October 2014, Kaleb came on staff at SCSL and counts himself blessed to be a part of marking a generation.

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lissyvette taormina

Operational Director

Lissyvette has a deep love and fierce commitment for advancing God's Kingdom through discipling young women. Family and discipleship are foundational to Lissyvette’s life and ministry. She completed two years of SCSL from 2008 - 2010, and went on to complete a ministry internship in Connecticut as well as a three month missions internship in Madrid, Spain.  She eventually moved back to her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she met her husband Dan. They were married in November of 2013.  

Lissyvette joined the staff of SCSL in August of 2016. Additionally, she is completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Counseling through Liberty University.