Name: Dr. Michael Shane Garrison
Location: Campbellsville, KY
Family: Married for 13 years to Jennifer. We have two sons: Isaac (10) and Ethan (8)
Dean of Online Education & Associate Professor of Educational Ministries
Campbellsville University School of Theology
President & Lead Consultant, Maple Trail Ministry Consultants
Content Developer, LifeWay Kids CentriKid Camps
B.S. Religious Education & Sports Medicine – Campbellsville University
M.Div.Bl. – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A.C.E. – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ed.D. 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. My dad is named Danny and his wife is Denise.
Ministry experience: I am currently serving as Transitional Pastor for First Baptist Church Monticello, KY. Over the past few years, I served as transitional pastor of Hurstbourne Baptist in Louisville, Lancaster Baptist Church, 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 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: http://mapletrail.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
People who inspire me: Dr. Ted Taylor (Professor at CU), Robert Franklin (my former pastor) and most of all, my wife Jennifer. She is just top-notch.