Shan is passionate about helping people encounter Jesus Christ and experience real transformation. He wants Grace Church to be a place where loving God and loving others is expressed in Biblical, relevant and practical ways. Shan and his wife, Deanna, have been married since 1991 and have four children, two sons-in law, three grandchildren with a fourth on the way. He is a graduate of Toccoa Falls Bible College and Liberty University. Shan has served as a Lead Pastor in The Christian & Missionary Alliance for 26 years. Eight of those years, he and Deanna served as missionaries in Moscow, Russia. Pastor Shan is a man more in love with his wife than ever, a father who loves spending time with his kids and grandkids, a coffee aficionado who finds great joy in crafting the perfect cup of coffee, a lover of Peanuts, a communicator, musician, actor and singer songwriter. Most of all, Pastor Shan loves God and God's Word.