Abidan Paul Shah – Class of 1996

Abidan Paul Shah (Class of 1996)
Bachelor of Science,  Broadcast Journalism

Abidan serves as the Lead Pastor of Clearview Church in Henderson, NC. Currently, he is completing his Ph.D. in New Testament Textual Criticism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest.

Other items of interest:

  • Writer
  • Host of Hoi Polloi Radio
  • Chaplain to the local Police and Fire Department
  • Abidan is married to Nicole Shah (also a TFC alumna) and they have 4 children – Rebecca (19 years), Abigail (16 years), Nicholas (11 years), and Thomas (8 years).

Impact TFC had on my life:

Abidan says, “TFC has played a pivotal role in my life. At the time I didn’t realize how much I was being shaped for God’s call in the years ahead. This is where I cut my teeth on doctrine and ministry. The education I received was invaluable in preparing me for my Masters as well as Doctoral studies. The spiritual atmosphere steered me towards the convictions I hold today. The experiences I had with my fellow students have shaped my interaction with people in ministry and academia. Both Nicole and I are greatly indebted to TFC for where we are today.”