LEADERSHIP

Abidan Paul Shah, PhD

Abidan Paul Shah (born October, 1973) has been the pastor of Clearview Church for 23 years. He lives in the community with his beautiful wife Nicole and their 4 kids (Rebecca – 26 yrs, Abigail – 23 yrs, Nicholas – 18 yrs, and Thomas – 15 yrs).

Dr. Shah preaches expository messages that are simple to understand and apply. Every sermon is a challenge to grow in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The church has been blessed through his leadership and vision.

He has his PhD in New Testament Textual Criticism (ancient biblical manuscripts). He has read scholarly papers at the National and Regional meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and he contributes regularly to the local newspaper. Dr. Shah is also a chaplain for the local hospital, police department, and fire department.

Dr. Shah’s father was a former Muslim who accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He traveled all over the world preaching revivals and evangelistic crusades. He was also a pastor in India, serving the same church for over 45 years.

Nicole’s father was also a pastor for about 30 years. She served on the mission field to Chile with her parents and family.

Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with an M.Div. in Biblical Counseling. Both Ryan and Elizabeth have a heart for seeing students and their families changed by the gospel and growing in their faith.

Elizabeth is also our nursery director. She loves seeing families able to worship, their little ones being cared for, and works hard to make sure both kids and parents are served well during each of our services.

Ryan and Elizabeth have five beautiful children: Noah and Hartley (10-year-old twins), Evangeline (8-years-old), Joanna (6-years-old), and Asher (4-years old).

John Galantis

John Galantis is the Pastor of Worship at Clearview Church and has been leading worship at Clearview for 9 years. He got started posting music videos to YouTube before God called him into full-time ministry. John attends The College at Southeastern and is working towards his Bachelors in Christian Studies with a minor in Music.

Apart from worshiping God, John’s biggest passion is digital media. He believes in the power of cyberspace and desires to use that power to promote the good news of Jesus Christ and posts all sorts of videos, tutorials, and podcasts fun or serious.

Ellie is director of A/V where she coordinates volunteers to run sound, lights, and video. She also volunteers in our nursery, and spends time capturing beautiful photos of life around Clearview.

They have a precious little 1-year-old boy named Gavin.

Rebecca Forman

Rebecca has been a part of Clearview since childhood, but officially joined the leadership team in 2017. She is the coordinator for BLAZE Kids. She ensures each weekend is carefully crafted so that the children of Clearview are both having fun and growing spiritually. She also runs the Rise 'N Shine cafe on Sunday mornings, coordinates volunteers coming to help around Clearview's campus, and is heavily involved in planning and leading Converge, the college and career ministry.

Rebecca is a graduate of The College at Southeastern with Bachelor of Arts in English. She plans to pursue her Master's at NC State University. Rebecca and her new husband Ed love serving together in ministry and watching how Clearview continues to grow!

David Williamson

David began to coming to Clearview after being invited by a friend. He was captivated by Pastor Shah's preaching and the powerful worship music. David started attending regularly on Sunday mornings and became involved in our Illuminate Student Ministry. He went on to volunteer more with the A/V team as well as the praise team, eventually being brought on as a ministry intern and later as a member of the team in 2017.

David handles the majority of video design and editing. He produces content each week that can be seen in every service. David serves on the praise team, is involved in our Converge College and Career Ministry, and leads worship for our Catalyst Student Service on Sunday nights. He is currently pursing his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at The College at Southeastern.  He loves being at Clearview and can't wait to see what God has in store for our church!

Kelsey McKeel

Kelsey has been a member of the Clearview team since 2018. She has her Bachelor of Science in Music with a focus in Musical Theatre from Bryan College and has achieved her Master's of Arts in Theatre from Regent University. Kelsey and Rebecca work closely together in many various capacities such as theatre, kids ministry, events, and more. Together, she and Rebecca have produced and directed seven plays including The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, The Wizard of Oz,  Charlotte's Web, It's a Wonderful Life, and Anne of Green Gables. Kelsey also writes skits and other materials for BLAZE Kids and also works to coordinate many other events. She is also heavily involved in graphic design and social media here at Clearview.

Kelsey has a beautiful daughter named Chloe (7 years old).