From Mars Hill in Athens, Greece

Name: Dr. Michael Shane Garrison

Location: Campbellsville, KY
Age: 39
Family: Married for 15 years to Jennifer. We have two sons: Isaac (11) and Ethan (9)

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Vice President for Enrollment & Associate Professor of Educational Ministries
Campbellsville University School of Theology
President & Lead Consultant, Maple Trail Ministry Consultants
Content Developer, LifeWay Kids CentriKid Camps

Church Ministry Resume 2014

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

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 Youngers Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, KY. Over the past few years, I served as transitional pastor of FBC Monticello, 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).

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.


5 thoughts on “Bio

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

  2. 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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