Shawn Hess

senior pastor

Shawn and his family came to Grace in April of 2008.  Shawn and his wife, Jaime, are parents to Megan, Tyler, and Michael. Megan and Tyler attend Cedarville University where both Shawn and Jaime graduated from in 1990, and Michael is a junior at Troy High School.


Shawn is from Xenia, Ohio and Jaime is from New Jersey.  They met while attending Cedarville University where they both graduated with degrees in Business Administration.  Shawn played on both the Soccer and Golf teams while at Cedarville. He served three years as a Youth Pastor in his home church before attending Baptist Bible Seminary in Clark Summit, PA where he graduated in 1997 with a Master of Divinity degree.


Upon graduating from seminary, Shawn spent five years at Heather Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN where he served as their Youth Pastor.  He left there to take a position as Senior Pastor of High Point Community Church in Ypsilanti, MI where he served for six years.  He then came to Grace to serve as their Senior Pastor in April of 2008.


Outside of the ministry, Shawn loves spending time with his family and cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes.  He likes to remind his Michigan friends that Ohio State was 5-1 against TSUN (That School Up North) during his time serving right outside Ann Arbor where the University of Michigan is located.  He enjoys playing sports and spending time on the Appalachian Trail with the men from Grace.


He and his wife claimed Proverbs 3:5-6 as their life verse when they were married and have passed that down to their children. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make straight your paths."


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