I've had the privilege of serving as the pastor here since June 2016. Here's just a little bit about me:
God has been very patient with me as I’ve taken many detours on my life journey. I have served in the church, and outside the church as a business owner, school teacher, and as a corporate manager. I grew up in the LA area, graduated from Yuba City High School (just north of Sacramento), and from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. That is where I met the lovely future Mrs. Shearer, Deb.
My wife, Deb, grew up here in the Monterey area, living in both Marina and Monterey. She graduated from Monterey High School. Her mother still lives in the house her father built near Monterey High. She currently works with Interim Inc., serving those in need.
I have ministered as a youth pastor and/or worship pastor at four churches across California, Oregon, and Arizona. I served as the lead pastor in two previous churches here in northern California.
I love serving God, His Church, and my community. I believe that we are called to be different, and by our difference have a positive impact on our world. My highest goal in life is to love God with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength, love my neighbor as myself, and make our world a better place.
I love God, my wife, our grown children, and our growing number of grandchildren. I really like to play golf, shoot pictures, putter around the yard, and play table games (I'm pretty competitive).
I hope we’ll get the opportunity to get to know each other and enrich each other’s lives as we serve Jesus Christ, our Lord.