Shawn Williams is a strategic leader and gifted teacher that is passionate about the local church. He is an innovative thinker that loves to see the church take new ground for the Kingdom.
Shawn began his ministry journey at Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL. For 15 years he served in a variety of roles including Student Ministry Director, Campus Pastor, and Teaching Pastor, while also serving on the Executive Leadership Team. During his time at Community, the church grew from one location to thirteen reaching over 8000 people weekly. Shawn has led financial initiatives and managed building projects and understands what it is like to shepherd a church through these critical seasons as a pastor.
In 2015, Shawn relocated to Las Vegas, NV to join the staff of Central Christian Church. There he served as the Executive Pastor of Leadership Development while also serving as a Teaching Pastor alongside Pastor Jud Wilhite. During this time Shawn architected, launched, and oversaw a ministry training school called Central Academy where students could earn a degree while learning "hands-on" skills within the ministry context of Central. He also served on the Executive Leadership Team of Central which provides direction and oversight to its 20 physical locations and 18,000 weekly attendees, as well as its large online audience.
Shawn earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO and his Master's Degree in Theology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. He now lives in the Chicagoland area with his beautiful wife Lindsay and two sons, Levi and Austin. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys running marathons.