About Pastor

Pastor John (The kids call him PJ) is the youngest of six boys born in Lexington, Va. He came to know Christ when He was ten after realizing Jesus died not just for “the world” but Jesus died for to forgive & rescue PJ. Jesus did not come to establish another world religion, Jesus came to establish a personal relationship and bring you & I back to God. After college, PJ began working with troubled teens, and met his first wife Christy. They were happily married for almost twenty years before Christy’s struggle with Multiple Sclerosis and cancer ended with her rejoicing in heaven in the presence of Jesus. He received a Master of Social Work and began counseling families & adolescents in Louisville, Ky. He then received a Masters of Divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological and began ministering to churches in Staunton, Roanoke, and Fishersville.

In 2008, God allowed beauty to come from ashes as PJ married Fonda and adopted his son Austin. In 2009, God also allowed PJ to become the founding Pastor of ClearView Church. Since then, Fonda & PJ have enjoyed the blessing of an incredible Church family and an increase in their own family. Their family grew with the arrival of Serenity.

PJ loves music, sports, and people. He still meets regularly with families & couples who are in need of support, and loves to spend time with ClearView’s children & Student ministries. When not working, PJ enjoys outdoor sports, including canoeing, cycling, golf, softball, and even a game of basketball. While serving ClearView Church, PJ He also works on call as a Clinical Social Worker at the Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents in Staunton, VA.

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