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. All three of his children have or are presently attending Cedarville University where both Shawn and Jaime graduated from in 1990.

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.

Shawn has a passion for Men's Ministry. He loves investing in the lives of men through discipleship and sports.  Outside of the ministry, Shawn loves spending time with his family and cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes (O-H...).  He enjoys playing sports and working in his yard.

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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