Pastor Shawn M. Shoup



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Shawn is a husband to Deanna and father of seven – four girls and three sons. Totally blessed. He has been actively involved in student and family ministries for 18 years, a graduate of Christ for the Nation Institute’s Advanced School of Youth Ministry, and, for eight years, served as the Gateway District of Foursquare’s NextGen Rep, discipling and serving the NextGen pastors in our region.

Deanna and Shawn were installed as lead pastors of Destiny in the summer of 2018.

Shawn is a worship leader, musician, and singer/songwriter, playing on stage and in many venues since early junior high school. Check out his artist page at

Shawn loves playing with new technology and is at home on the online playground. He is a part-time graphics artist, videographer, web designer, and communications specialist.