Meet the Valley Shepherds

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DR. JAMIE McCLANAHAN
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BAPTIST CHURCH

Jamie is the Senior Pastor at Wayne Hills Baptist Church (Waynesboro, VA). He is married to Crystal and they have two teenage children. Jamie obtained in DMin. from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and has served in a variety of ministry roles. He has a passion for seeing believers become mature disciples of Jesus Christ through the preaching of God's Word, shepherding the flock, and equipping the saints for the work of ministry.

REV. WILL SOTO

WAYNE HILLS
BAPTIST CHURCH
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Will is the Associate Pastor of Family and Discipleship Ministries at Wayne Hills Baptist Church (Waynesboro, VA). He is married to Shannon and they have three children. Will was formally ordained in 2013, and has served in a variety of ministry roles including Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, and Youth Pastor. He is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia. He has a passion for expository preaching and the local church. 

Contributing Writers

ERIC SAWYER
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Eric is a graduate student at the Rawlings School of Divinity (Lynchburg, VA). He received his B.S. in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. While there, Eric met his wife, Leah. Eric was born and raised in Virginia, and enjoys outdoor activities like sports, hiking, and camping. He is passionate about the local church and mental health.

JOSHUA LANDIS

Joshua is Registered Nurse at Martha Jefferson Hospital (Charlottesville, VA), and is currently pursuing a graduate degree from James Madison University. He is married to Brittany, and together they have three children. Joshua is active in his local church, and is passionate about ministering to and coming alongside men in their journey of faith.

REV. MARK WINGFIELD
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Mark is the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Grottoes (Grottoes, VA). He is married to Melanie, and together they have three children. Before vocational ministry, Mark was a high school English teacher. Mark holds an MDiv from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, VA). He is passionate about evangelism and reaching the lost.

REV. TREVOR BURROW
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Trevor is the Associate Pastor at Talatha Baptist Church (Aiken, SC). He is married to Laura and they have a daughter. Trevor was formally ordained in 2019, and is currently finishing his Master of Divinity (MDiv) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC). Trevor has a passion for teaching others about God's Word and seeing Christ transform lives. 

SHANNON SOTO
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Shannon is a Mental Health Counselor who is pursuing her professional license in Virginia. She is married to Will, and together they have three children. A seasoned crisis counselor, Shannon has served in a variety of roles, and is most passionate about helping married couples thrive in their relationship with each other and the Lord, and walking alongside women in their journey of faith.

CHRIS LASSITER
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Chris is a testament to both God’s saving and sustaining grace!

Like many kids in the Shenandoah Valley, Chris was dragged to church every week, but it wasn’t until shortly after college that the Gospel transformed his life.

Since that time, it’s been his great privilege to share the Gospel in neighborhood, prison, and campus ministries. Married with five great kids, Chris loves supporting the local church and writing about the gospel. He’s written three books.