From Mars Hill in Athens, Greece

Name: Dr. Michael Shane Garrison

Location: Campbellsville, KY
Age: 37
Family: Married for 12 years to Jennifer. We have two sons: Isaac (9) and Ethan (7)

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Associate Professor of Educational Ministries & Director of Theology Online
in the Campbellsville University School of Theology
President & Lead Consultant, Maple Trail Ministry Consultants
Content Developer, LifeWay’s CentriKid Camps

Church Ministry Resume 2014

B.S. Campbellsville University
M.Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A.C.E. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ed.D. in Leadership Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Sardis, Turkey

Interests: Hanging out with my family. Books, book stores, libraries, movies about books, my Kindle. I am a complete NERD. Back in the day I loved playing tennis and pretending to be a musician behind a guitar, piano or drums.

Hometown: I grew up in Lewisport, KY, near Owensboro. I graduated from Hancock County High School way back in 1995.

Extended family: I have one brother, Chris, who has four sons: Dalten, Landen, Camden, and Jacen. My dad is named Danny and his wife is Denise.

Ministry experience: I am currently serving as Transitional Pastor for Stanford Baptist Church. Over the past few years, I served as transitional pastor of Hurstbourne Baptist in Louisville, Lancaster Baptist ChurchBethany Baptist Church in Louisville and Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown. Before that I served for five years as the associate pastor of Main Street Church in Alexandria, KY. I also served as a youth minister in Fort Worth, TX in two different churches (Trinity BC and First Baptist Millsap, TX) and also as a Hispanic Youth Outreach director (The Cornerstone Community Center).

Maple Trail Ministry Consultants: I am the founder and president of Maple Trail Ministry Consultants. We are a ministry consulting firm who specialize in helping churches and para-church organizations. Our vision is to fulfill Ephesians 4:12 in “equipping the saints for the work of ministry.” We are based in Campbellsville. To learn more about Maple Trail, go to: or email

People who inspire me: John Piper, John MacArthur, Ted Taylor (Professor at CU), Robert Franklin (my former pastor) and most of all, my wife Jennifer. She is just top-notch.

5 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Lori Whitley

    Shane, what a cool blog, and I’m so happy to hear about the new baby- how awesome. Congratulations.

  2. Tea

    Shane- You are a NERD and you are awesome for it! I am actually jealous-by doing this you can really keep with old friends in a lot of ways. However, maybe it’s just me-but I can’t find your email address on this. Mine is below so let me know yours and Jenn’s and I have some great pics I want to share with you all!

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