Brad Lynch - Lead Pastor
Brad became the pastor of Southview in January of 2019 after pastoring churches in North and South Carolina. He received his bachelor’s degree from UNC-Wilmington and a master’s degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Brad’s wife, Marie, is a gifted writer and teacher. They have four children. Mabrie is a dancer and wants to join a professional ballet company one day. Jude enjoys athletics and wants to play in the NFL. Haddon loves music and science and can’t decide if he wants to be the next Mozart or Albert Einstein. And Charlotte “Lottie” literally wants to be a princess when she grows up.
Brad enjoys running, reading, Clemson Tiger football. But his favorite hobby is just spending time with his family.
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, Kara, and Daniel. 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.
Southview Baptist Church
4089 Elk Road
Hope Mills, NC 28348