Dr. Stephen Stout

Dr. Stephen Stout

Senior Pastor

E-Mail: senior-pastor@shearerpca.org

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Steve is a Knoxville Tenn. native and his wife Marlene Hill Stout, a native of Vanessa, Ontario. Steve and Marlene have three daughters, Deirdre, Danielle, and Lydia

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Education: The Hill School, Eldoret, Kenya (1960-62); South (Knoxville, Tenn) High School, 1968; National Honor Society. Institute of Biblical Studies, San Bernadino, Calif., summer 1969. Columbia Bible College, Columbia, S.C. (B.A. in Bib. Ed., Cum laude, 1972); Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind. (M. Div., Summa cum Laude, 1976); Thesis: “Paul’s Doctrine of Good Works”. Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia, Penn.. (Th. M. in New Testament Studies, 1977); Thesis: “New Testament Concept of Tradition”; Covenant Seminary, St Louis, Mo. (D. Min., 1988); Thesis: “A Biblical Approach to Preaching based on 2 Timothy 4:1–5”; Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest N.C. (Ph. D. in Biblical Theology, May 2010). Dissertation: “The Man Christ Jesus: The Humanity of Jesus in the Teachings of Paul.” Subsequently published by Wipf and Stock, 2011.

Ministerial Experience: Youth Minister: Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Columbia, S.C. 1970-72; Teacher/Counselor: Turning Point, Pompano Beach, Fla, 1972-73; Youth Minister: Covenant Presbyterian Church, Wilton Manors, Fla, 1972-73; Pastoral Assistant: Mt Airy Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Penn., 1976-77; Pastor: Prosperity Presbyterian, Charlotte, N.C., 1978 though Dec 2005; Pastor: Shearer Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, N.C., 2006- present

Academic Experience: Adjunct Faculty & Board, Atlanta School of Biblical Studies, 1983-88; Adjunct Faculty, Columbia Bible College, Charlotte extension, 1990-95; Associate Professor of Ministry, Carolina Graduate School of Divinity, Greensboro, N.C., 2002–16. Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary New Life, Charlotte, N.C.; 2010-present; Mentor with LAMP-Charlotte Seminary, 2002 to present.  Have served on various faculty, accreditation, and thesis committees.

Cory Wing

Cory Wing

Pastor Intern

E-Mail: pastor-intern@shearerpca.org

Cory is a Brownsburg, IN native and his wife Kristin Hayes Wing, a native of Buffalo, NY. Cory & Kristin have three children, daughter Charlie Mae, son Micah and daughter Ruby Jean.


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Cory graduated from New Covenant Christian School in 1996. He was a member of the National Beta Club for academics and played both basketball and soccer during his high school career. Upon graduation, he attended North Greenville College in Tigerville, SC for a semester before transferring to Columbia International University, where he would spend the next four years. Cory left Columbia in 2000 without graduating and would then attend Central Piedmont Community College for a year of culinary studies. While in Columbia, he would be on youth intern staff at Shandon Baptist Church and part of their F.R.A.T. House ministry. He also toured as lead singer and lyricist for the contemporary Christian band, Flight 4:17.

He would spend over a decade in the restaurant industry performing every job from waiter to line cook, to various managerial positions. In 2005 he would move back to Union County, NC and go to work with his parents in Real Estate. We would be licensed in North and South Carolina in 2006 and spend the next 17+ years as a Broker, Property Manager and New Home Sales Specialist.

Cory has done quite a bit of lay ministry over the years and has a passion for seeing others come to Christ as well as the church body to be built up through the consistent and exegetical preaching and teaching of God’s Word. He has been involved in youth and college ministry, was on the initial ground teams of two different church plants and has been a worship leader and musician. He served as a Deacon and currently teaches an adult Sunday School class at Shearer, as well as currently serving on the Session as a Ruling Elder.

He is currently enrolled in LAMP Theological Seminary pursuing a Bachelor of Divinity and has come under care of the Catawba Valley Presbytery with the end goal of obtaining ordination as a Teaching Elder in the PCA.

Cory and his wife enjoy spending as much time in the mountains as possible and truly love rearing their three children.

Gail Parker

Gail Parker

Music Director

Gail is married to Mike and they have one daughter Caroline

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Before coming to Shearer,Gail was organist at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Lancaster, SC; children’s choir pianist at First Baptist of Fort Mill, SC; organist at Fieldstone Presbyterian Church in Mooresville.  Then Gail started at Shearer Church the first Sunday in November 1999 as Choir Director/Organist.

Education – Masters in Education from Winthrop University
Bachelor of Arts from Winthrop University

Jane Biggerstaff

Jane Biggerstaff


April Pruitt

April Pruitt


Caroline Cleaveland

Caroline Cleaveland


Caroline Parker Cleaveland is the daughter of Mike and Gail Parker, Music Director, and is married to Christopher Cleaveland. Their son’s name is Christian.

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Caroline joined the Shearer staff in 2003 as Church Pianist. Caroline also works in Human Resources at the Electrolux North American Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte. She has a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Heather Hager

Heather Hager

Young People's Director

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David Christian

David Christian

Technical Director

E-mail: tech-director@shearerpca.org

AAS Electronic Engineering, Synergetic Audio system Certified, Kramer AV Certified.

The Technical Director is responsible for all the church’s technology including internet, website, wi-fi, audio, video, security systems, computer systems and other technical needs. The Sound And Light Team (SALT) is led by the Technical Director.

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David is married to June Fisher Christian and has two son’s Chris and Tyler

David has been involved in technology for over 60 years since starting out as a radio and TV repairman. He served as a Communication and Navigation Technician in the US Marine Corps working on jet fighter aircraft. After the Marines graduating from Rowan Cabarrus Community College with an AAS Degree in Electronic Engineering. David had a 35 year career with GE Healthcare System where he worked in Engineering as International Service Vascular Support Engineer and as manager of Support Services in the Southeast USA. After retirement David started and currently runs a web design and development company, K Town Design in Kannapolis, NC

Board of Session

The Session is Responsible for the Spiritual Health of the church and its members. Another responsibility is to make sure the church is staying within Biblical standards and is responsible for the overall operation of the church. Pastor Stout, Moderator

E-Mail: clerkofsession@shearerpca.org

  • Dennis Drennen, Clerk  

  • Cory Wing, Worship

  • David Pruitt

  • Bill Everett, Education

  • Weldon Hill

  • Jim Bigler

  • Mark Brady, Activities

  • Jim Newcombe

Elder Emeritus

  • Bob Haddock

  • David Christian

Safety Team

Director: Mike Gross

The Purpose of Security is to protect the people from possible threats from both outside and within the church. It is made of members who are trained in threat assessment and defense.

Board of Deacons

The Deacons are responsible for the Mercy Ministry of the church.  They help provide for those in need in the community and our congregation.  They also take care of the bulding and grounds of the campus and help with physical needs of the members as needed. They also handle all the church finances at the direction of the Session.

  • Travis Pruitt

  • Mark Hager

  • Rich Musetti

  • Wyatt Martin

  • Josh Page

  • Josh Roseman,Chair

  • Jeffery Hager, Vice Chair

WIC (Women in the Church) Council

The WIC Council lead the Women’s Ministry of the church. They  administer the women’s circles and serve families who have had a death by serving a meal for the family after the memorial service. The women serve an important role by providing meals for the church’s many activities. The women also help prepare food for the Reformed University Fellowship of Davidson College. Women also serve a major role in serving by teaching our children and young women, as good Biblical role

Sound and Light Team (SALT)

The SALT teams purpose is to spread the Gospel by making sure the Word of God is clearly heard and seen, using technology.

SALT is responsible for the sound, Video, Livestream, and Network in the church facilities. We also assist members with computer questions and training. We provide assistance at all church functions as needed. SALT is not responsible for private functions using church faccilities.

If you wish to join the SALT team contact the Technicial Director. We will train you to the level that you wish to participate. We are looking for dependable, teachable individuals. Technical experience is helpful but not Required

Current Members:

  • David Christian(Technical Director)

  • Weldon Hill

  • Craig Haddock

  • Josh Page

  • Jack Huggins