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Shawn is the Director of Project Bayview. You can reach him at

Shawn's Bio

He was born and raised in the Bay Area. From a young age, he lived an extremely troubled life. His father was stabbed to death 28 times and his mother died of AIDS. This left him to grow up feeling lost, broken, hurt and alone — being raised in a house filled with heroin addiction, physical and emotional abuse.

After his mother died, his life spiraled into 20 years of drug and alcohol abuse. He felt hopeless, with no self-worth. During his second period in prison, God grabbed his heart and he committed his life to Christ. He began to faithfully read and study the Bible and became obedient to God.

Today, Shawn’s new enthusiasm for life is reflected in his call to ministry. He is able to use his rough past to minister to young people in similar circumstances showing them the same Hope he found.

He loves getting out in the streets ministering to people and pastoring his local church family. In his free time he enjoys working out and spending quality time with his lovely wife and children.



Shawn's Favorite Scripture

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
— 2 Corinthians 5:17