Chris Dickerson - Interim Preaching
Chris has been a friend of Southview for many years, having served as a pastor in the area for a number of years. He began full-time gospel ministry in 1997. Currently, he is the Dean of Online Studies and Professor at Carolina College of Biblical Studies (www.ccbs.edu) here in Fayetteville. At the college, Chris teaches Bible interpretation, preaching, and pastoral ministry courses. He left full-time pastoral ministry in order to pour his life into pastors, who in turn will pour their lives into their churches.
Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Science Education from UNC-CH. He then completed his Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. A glutton for punishment, Chris returned to Southeastern to complete a PhD in Expository Preaching (hopes to graduate May 2018). He has been married to his wife Stephanie since 2003. They have four children. Chris also serves on the Board of Directors for Freedom Christian Academy. His hobbies include running, swimming, and cycling—currently training for a triathlon.
Shane Lakey - Student Discipleship Pastor
Shane came to Southview in the spring of 2010 with a zeal for discipleship and seeing students and parents live in the ultimate freedom of knowing God intimately. Shane is passionate for discipleship, the study of scripture, teaching, and community. He desires to see students embrace maturity, think clearly, know Jesus, and love God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength.
Shane earned his bachelor's degree in theology and communications from Houston Baptist University and his master's in professional counseling from Liberty University. Shane is the proud husband of Rebecca and father of Kenna and Kara. He is an avid baseball fan who loves philosophy, theology, history...and just about anything Texas (except the Dallas Cowboys).
Kelly Parsons - Nursery Coordinator
Kelly and her family came to Southview in 2008 and within a few weeks knew that this was where God meant for them to be. Never did she think that she would be called to the nursery ministry. Over the past four years, Kelly has been blessed by the children and their families that have come through the nursery classes. She hopes that, in some small way, she has been able to be a reflection of God's amazing love for each of them.
Rob and Kelly have been married for 18 years and their busy crew includes Jake, Will, Gracie, Sam, and Charlie. When she is not homeschooling their kids, Kelly loves to read, run, travel, and hang out with friends and family.
Scott Chatham - Worship Pastor
Scott has been a part of the Southview family since 2011 and brings to the ministry a true passion for worshipping Christ in Spirit and in Truth. Scott has 25+ years of experience in many areas of music, from recording to songwriting to playing live. Married to his wife Heather for almost 20 years, they have four great children: Abigail, Sarah, Nathan, and Joshua. In his spare time, Scott enjoys reading, writing music, and simply spending time with his family.
Steve Alde - Children & Families Pastor
Steve began serving at Southview in the summer of 2013 bringing over 20 years of experience of childhood education in the church. Prior to coming to Southview, Steve was the children’s pastor in large churches in Dallas, TX and Fayetteville, NC, where he has ministered to thousands of children and their parents. Steve's focus and passion is to see families treasure the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ and His gospel above all else.
Steve has a bachelor’s degree in psychology/counseling and a master’s degree in biblical counseling at Clarks Summit University. Steve enjoys spending time with his wife Sharlee, reading the Bible and books on Christian discipleship & theology, and being in nature.
Betty Jo Merritt - Administrative Secretary
Betty Jo began her journey at Southview in November 2015. Betty Jo brings with her years of customer service and her true love of working with the public. Betty Jo and her husband Jeffery live in the Gray’s Creek area and have one daughter, Emily, who is 14 years old. Betty Jo has a true love of the beach and fishing.