Welcome to Views From The Roof, the personal blog of Pastor Geoff McLean of Christ Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, Virginia.
Here you will find thoughts on Christian faith, community and transformation.
The Reverend Geoffrey J. McLean was born and raised in Wayne, New Jersey. In his youth, Geoff was active in the Boy Scouts, the Police Athletic League, and was a member and Elder of Wayne Presbyterian Church. Pastor Geoff, as he prefers to be called, is a PC (USA) Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacrament. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Bloomfield College in New Jersey and a Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Upon receiving a call to serve as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia City, Indiana in 1999, Geoff was ordained by the Presbytery of the Palisades (NJ). During his ministry in Columbia City, Geoff was active in the camp and conference ministry of Geneva Center. He also had a dynamic ministry with the community through his work as a volunteer firefighter and Chaplain.
In 2004, Pastor Geoff was called to serve as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Canton, Mississippi. While in Canton, Geoff was a founding member of the Canton Coalition, a group of Christians seeking to work across racial lines in the poverty stricken area called the Sawmill Quarters of Canton, Mississippi.
Pastor Geoff began his service as Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in March 2007. Under his leadership, Christ Presbyterian has continued to build on it strengths as well as discover new gifts. Pastor Geoff brings a dynamic spirit to his leadership. He is committed to the application of the Gospel of Christ to the daily life of people in the world.
Rev. McLean is blessed with a wife, Sheila, a 26-year-old stepson, Johnny, and a 15-year-old son, Colin.
My apologies for ambushing you after church when I last visited. I feel I had a worthwhile observation but I certainly could have handled the delivery in a much better way.
My frustration had been building up over the years and churches and I guess it just “popped out”.
The Greeek Orthodox Church has a huge Easter celebration… elaborate church service, fireworks, community celebrations, bon firefires…and Easter eggs three to four feet tall! Hard to hide those guys in the back yard!