Since September 2008, Pastor Shawn has been faithfully serving as the Senior Pastor of Calvary Community Church. In this role, Shawn is the primary teacher of God’s Word, main vision leader executing God’s call on our church, and the lead shepherd, making sure our ministry teams are serving people well. Shawn is passionate about ensuring our ministry is all about Jesus Christ and everything that happens at Calvary honors God as we seek to live and love like Jesus.
In July 2016, Shawn’s memoir, "All But Normal: Life on Victory Road" was released by Tyndale House Publishers. It is a powerful story of growing up in a chaotic home with a mother greatly affected by a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and how her struggles impacted his family. God has also been growing Shawn’s influence through his radio teaching ministry, All Things New, that currently broadcasts on 14 stations and throughout the country on XM Radio.
Shawn blogs regularly about ministry and leadership at pastorshawn.com. In addition, Shawn enjoys serving on the board of directors at several community and ministry organizations including AWANA Clubs International, The Joni and Friends Foundation, and Los Robles Medical Hospital in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Prior to Shawn's role at Calvary, he served as the Senior Pastor of Bible Center Church in Charleston, WV for 11 years when God blessed the church with substantial growth. He received his MDiv from Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, MD and a BA at Appalachian Bible College in Bradley, WV. Shawn has been married since 1990 to Lesli and they have three young adult children.
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