Shawn was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He graduated from Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, where he received a degree in education. Since that time he has taught in various classroom settings, including public and Christian schools. He and his wife, Shannon, were married June 3, 2000 and have two sons, Avery and Aaron, and a daughter, Addison. God graciously opened Shawn’s eyes and drew him to faith in Christ in 1992. Shawn was ordained as an elder at Grace Fellowship Church in December 2005. Shawn’s desire is to be a faithful shepherd of the flock of God and to see God glorified in His church.