Meet our Deacons


Deacon Barbara Holliman

Barbara was born in Roswell, New Mexico and attended schools in Mississippi, Virginia, Oklahoma, and Germany. She earned B.S. degrees in Biology and Physical Sciences and a M.S. degree in Chemistry/Biology from Mississippi University for Women and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Mississippi State University.  Barbara is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina where she serves as the InterVarsity faculty sponsor. She was ordained to the vocational diaconate in 2016 and currently serves at All Saints’, Florence. She has a son, The Very Rev. Ben Hankinson, Jr. (rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Mt. Vernon, Illinois) and a daughter, Emily Mercuri (proud mother of Giana and Sofia Mercuri).


Deacon Sam Turbeville

Sam was born here in Florence, South Carolina, and attended local schools. He earned his B.A. degree in Psychology from The Citadel and later went on to receive his M.B.A from the prestigious Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Lake Forest, IL. Sam currently works as Director of Pastoral Services for McLeod Hospital in Florence, and is also the Chaplain for the Florence City Police Department. Sam was ordained to the vocational diaconate in 2016 along with our Deacon Barbara Holliman. Sam is married to Sara and although they were not blessed with children, they do have a houseful of well-spoiled pets.