Lead Pastor and Elder
Shawn came to Center Pointe in August of 2002. He has served in several different roles, including Worship Pastor, Adult Discipleship Pastor, and Executive Pastor, before becoming the Lead Pastor in August of 2009. He serves as the primary leader and communicator… teaching, preaching, and casting vision for where God is leading the Center Pointe community as we live out our mission to make disciples in Liberty Township and beyond.
Shawn came to faith in Christ after graduating from high school. He was set to attend a local university, when he encountered the life-changing gospel of Jesus. Two months later, he was enrolled at Cincinnati Christian University, pursuing a degree in pastoral ministry. He knew God’s call on his life was to lead others to encounter that same life-changing gospel. He has a heart and a passion for making the church relevant, and the Bible applicable, in order to connect people to the love of Jesus.
Shawn earned a BS in Bible, and an MA in Theology from Cincinnati Christian University, but the best thing he earned there was the love and affection of a young lady named Janelle who became his wife in 1998. They have two very active sons, Campbell and Carter. Leading and preaching at Center Pointe is his second favorite thing to do, just behind being a husband and a dad.