Name: Dr. Michael Shane Garrison
Location: Campbellsville, KY
Family: Married for 11 years to Jennifer. We have two sons: Isaac (8) and Ethan (6)
Assistant Professor of Educational Ministries at Campbellsville University
President & Lead Consultant, Maple Trail Ministry Consultants
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 served as 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.