Growing up I had aspirations of playing professional football. Living as a football coach's son, I had no problem staying motivated to do so. Everything changed my junior year of high school when I received a career ending injury to my knee. I fought back and played football while running track until my sophomore year in college where I got hurt again, for good. My studies were geared towards being a football coach and English/Music to become a teacher. Seven months later I began working as Music/Youth Director at Binger Baptist Church in Binger, OK. That is where things changed.
Spring 1985, we were in a revival where one night, my wife, Carla, got saved. The next night, God took hold of my life and changed it ever since. I surrendered to full-time ministry of that same year on Easter. Since then, I have served in New Mexico and Oklahoma up to now where I serve with my beautiful bride of 35 years as Worship Pastor at Sunnylane Baptist Church since 2004.
I love to lead people to the cross of Jesus in worship of all styles, while teaching and preaching the unchangeable Word of God that is as relevant today as it was when God called Moses to deliver the people out of Egypt. My life verse is Zephaniah 3:17, where we find that God sings over us. My drive each and every day is that God is always there singing over me and breathes life into my very soul while encouraging me to keep leading people to the cross with music and the teaching of His word.
Carla and I are proud parents of two sons, Skyler and Michael, and grandparents of 4 beautiful children.
Please feel free to reach out to me any time if you have any questions or would like an opportunity to chat. You can reach me at Shawn@thelane.tv