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Responsibilities: My primary responsibilities are preaching, vision, and directional leadership for the church

Family: Married to Emily in 2004, and happy dad of four children - James, Cooper, Lilly Claire, and Hadley


B. B. A. in Marketing, University of Kentucky (2001)

M. Div in Mission & Church, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2004)

Ph.D in Leadership, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2008)

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Hobbies: Biking, golf, reading

Favorite Books Outside the Bible:

Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis

Facing Leviathan by Mark Sayers

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Pete Scazzero

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

Email: Email through

Twitter: @brandonshields