Pastor Shean has been at Vienna since August of 2017, when he became the Interim Pastor. God called Dr. Phillips to be the Lead pastor in January of 2019. Shean has been in Associate Pastor and Family Pastor roles since 1997 and believes God has led him to VBC specifically at this time.
Dr. Phillips completed an undergraduate degree in Bible and Youth Ministry from Piedmont International University in 1997. He went on to pastor in various roles (Associate, Family, Small Groups and Youth) until 2014. Shean earned a masters degree in Youth Ministry in 2006 and another one in Christian Education in 2007 both from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA. Shean currently serves as a part-time professor of ministry at Piedmont International University where he teaches in the Alford School of Ministry. A couple of times a year, Pastor Shean travels overseas and serves native pastors by training them in the Bible and in ministry practices. In 2015, Pastor Shean completed a doctorate in Educational Ministries concentrating in Discipleship and Family Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.He is passionate about family and ministry to families and this passion is evident both inside and outside of the church. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on ministry to the family and has also incorporated family ministry into much of his philosophy and teaching.
Shean enjoys playing basketball and riding bikes with his children. He also enjoys the local disc golf courses when the weather is nice. Shean currently lives in Winston-Salem with his wife Angie, daughters Ariana and Tatiana and two sons Adrian and Jordan. They enjoy spending time outdoors and in their FAM Cave (basement living).
Pastor’s Shean’s favorite verse is Psalm 63:3 which says “Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.”
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