Randolph Street is an elder led church. Our elders are men who sense a calling to shepherd the church that Christ has purchased with His own blood. These men are responsible for shepherding through Word and prayer while also providing oversight for the church. Some elders serve in a full-time capactiy (staff elders) while others maintain secular employment (lay elders).
Our Staff Elders
Jason McClanahan, Lead Pastor
Jason returned to Charleston in September 2007 to begin his ministry as lead pastor at Randolph Street. He grew up near Charleston and graduated from Poca High School in 1992. Jason attended college at West Virginia State University to play baseball under Coach Cal Bailey. In May 1997 he completed the bachelor of science degree in Social Work at WVSU. It was during his sophomore year that Jason met his future wife, Ginger Fisher. She was instrumental in leading him to Christ through her life and love for the Savior. In June 1994, God radically changed Jason's heart and he placed his faith in Christ. From that day Jason began pursuing pastoral ministry. Upon completion of the undergraduate degree, he completed a three year Master of Divinity degree at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. In 2008 he likewise completed the Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from Masters Seminary in Los Angeles. Prior to serving at Randolph Street, Jason planted and pastored Providence Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio for seven years. Jason and Ginger married in September 1995 and have 3 children (Ty, Olivia, and Julia). Jason's main responsibilities as our lead pastor includes serving as our primary preaching/teaching pastor, leading our pastoral staff, elders and preaching team, and developing the overall vision and direction of our ministry.
Tim Valentine, Pastor of Church Multiplication & Care
Tim and his wife Becky joined the Randolph Street staff in July 2011. They both grew up in the Parkersburg area and Tim attended Marshall University and was a member of the football team. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren with two sons involved in planting churches in Pittsburgh, PA and Lexington, KY. Tim and Becky have been involved in planting churches and training families for church planting for most of their 35+ years of ministry. It is with great excitement and anticipation that they join with the RSC family in preparing a new generation to spread the glorious news of the gospel locally, regionally, and globally. Tim has three primary responsibilities: care (overseeing our shepherding ministries and deacons), church multiplication (mentoring our future church planters, networking with other like-minded churches in our region, overseeing our church planting efforts), and being a regular part of the preaching & teaching team.
Our Lay Elders
Randy came to Randolph Street Church in December 2008. His responsibilities include overseeing the Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies and the Appalachia Conference on Theology and the Church. He grew up in Sissonville and graduated from Virginia Tech (M.S. & B.S. Electrical Engineering) and from Marshall University Graduate College (M.B.A.). He loves Christ and is grateful for the opportunity to serve the people at Randolph Street Church. Randy also enjoys reading, horticulture, and studying theology. Several books that have impacted his life include: The Gospel According to the Apostles (by John MacArthur), The Bondage of the Will (by Martin Luther), and Chosen By God (by R.C. Sproul).
Greg and his wife Lana, along with their two children, Alex and Annie, have been at Randolph Street Church for four and a half years. Greg and Lana were raised “up Elk,” at Elkview and Clendenin, respectively. Greg is an attorney and Lana is the special events coordinator for Union Mission Ministries. Greg enjoys any activity that involves the outdoors, and also likes to read and work at projects around the house. Greg also plays the piano and bagpipes. Books which have influenced Greg’s spiritual walk include Desiring God by John Piper and Knowing God by J. I. Packer.
Shawn has been a member of Randolph Street Church for more than 10 years, and considers it the great joy of his life to serve the people of Randolph Street as an elder and as the worship leader for the Sunday worship gathering. He is the very happy husband of Julia and the very proud father of Samuel. Having failed to achieve his childhood dream of being either a major league baseball player or a comic book super hero, Shawn is the founder and president of Retirement Planning Group of West Virginia here in Charleston.
Roger and Kerry moved from Titusville, FL to Charleston, WV in December 2010 and quickly found a church home at Randolph Street Baptist Church. They met in February 2000, when Kerry came to his church serving with Life Action Ministries. Shortly thereafter, they were married in Kerry’s home church in Overland Park, Kansas. Roger and Kerry are blessed with seven children; Lauren, Franklin, Ari, Miles, Ian, Bethany, and Ligon, and seek to raise them with a passion for Christ and a love for His gospel.
Born and raised in Mims, FL, Roger earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Liberty University in 1999. He is a Certified Public Accountant and currently works as the Chief Financial Officer of a regional law firm headquartered in downtown Charleston.
Roger enjoys spending time with his family, playing bluegrass music, and working the small family farm with his kids. Several books that have greatly impacted his life include: Chosen by God (R.C. Sproul), Putting Amazing Back into Grace (Michael Horton), and the Attributes of God (Arthur Pink).