Shawn was adopted into a wonderful family at 3 months of age and gives God glory as He spared Shawn from an early and untimely death. At 9 when Shawn heard a derogatory comment from an older man he realized he was different and identity questions came flooding in that affected him during the years that followed. In high school Identity issues really began to surface. This led to a promiscuous & careless lifestyle. The peak of Shawn’s diminishing hope in high school was when he got expelled from the school/school board. After high school Shawn didn’t have much direction, and became the thing that he hated the most, (a man who ruined lives). He became a drug dealer and fulfilled all the other roles that came along with that life. This finally led to homelessness. One day Shawn found himself at the absolute bottom and at that point he walked into a local church where Jesus was waiting for him. In that moment, God restored Shawn to who He intended him to be. He broke the chains and the seed of Youth Ministry was planted in Shawn’s heart. Today Shawn travels globally proclaiming the grace and redemptive power of God’s love to young people; he meets them on their battleground, lifts them up and encourages to meet the same Jesus who rescued him.