Shawn lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Lesley, and their four children Kamiayh, Hannah, Eli, and Micah. Shawn became a Christian when he was sixteen years old and immediately immersed himself in church ministry. Shawn received a BA in Biblical studies from Ouachita Baptist University in 2004, and a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2009. Before coming to Pillar, Shawn and Lesley served with Midwestern Baptist College and the IMB where Shawn directed the Fusion Program; Shawn was then ordained into ministry in August of 2014. In addition to his work at Pillar Church, Shawn is a veteran Marine and loves to play golf, hunt, and run.