Name: Dr. Michael Shane Garrison
Location: Campbellsville, KY
Family: Married for 10 years to Jennifer. We have two sons: Isaac (7) and Ethan (5)
Assistant Professor of Educational Ministries at Campbellsville University
President & Lead Consultant, Maple Trail Ministry Consultants
Transitional Pastor, Living Grace Church, Campbellsville, KY
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
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. His wife is named Stevie. My dad is named Danny and his wife is Denise. I have a half-sister named Crystal and she has two children named Haley & Connar.
Ministry experience: Most recently I have been the Transitional Pastor of Living Grace Church and interim pastor for Lancaster Baptist Church in Lancaster, KY. I have also served as interim for Bethany 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 Bapt. 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: http://mapletrail.org or email email@example.com.
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.