Having been raised in an unbelieving home, Shane came to know the Lord at age 17. He attended the University of Mobile and went on to serve 2 years in China with the International Mission Board. Since returning, Shane served for a year in the missions department of a church in Georgia before moving to California to attend The Master’s Seminary, where he received his M.Div in the year 2000. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in New Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Shane has served as teaching pastor at Faith Community Church since 2003. He and his wife, Tara, have been married since 1996 and have four children: two sons and two daughters.