Biography Of Pastor Shane Pruitt

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Pastor Shane Pruitt is director of Missions for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
Pastor Shane Pruitt is director of Missions for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
Shane serves as the Director of Missions for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, which means he oversees the Missions and Church Planting departments.
He has been in ministry for over 14 years as a church planter, lead pastor, associate pastor, and student pastor. Shane is also a traveling communicator & Bible teacher for many student camps, revivals, rallies, retreats, schools, Disciple-Now retreats, conferences, panels, etc. He is also the author of a 60-day devotional titled, The Secret Place and the popular blog, called Already AM, which has over 1.5 million views. He’s a preacher’s preacher for a whole new generation.”

Early Life

Shane said he started attending church at age 16, and became a born again Christian at age 21.
“I started attending church with my parents when I was 16 years old. I remember my parents praying a prayer of salvation, so therefore I prayed also believing this was my salvation. The difference between my parents and I was that they understood the gospel message, but I didn’t. I held on to this false assurance of salvation until the age of 21, where I came to the realization of my lostness, repented from my sin, and believed upon the Lord Jesus Christ for my deliverance from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God”.
 

Education

High School Diploma- Lorena Independent School (advanced diploma): Lorena, Texas (1997)
College- Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies- The Criswell College: Dallas, Texas (2005)
National Dean’s List Merit Member 2002 – 2003
National Dean’s List Merit Member 2003 – 2004.
Master of Liberal Arts with a focus on History – Dallas Baptist University: Dallas, Texas (2008)
Ph D. in Clinical Christian Counseling – Cornerstone University in Lake Charles, LA (2012)

Ministry

Shane is currently the Director of Missions and Church Planting for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC). He was the Planter & Teaching Pastor of C3 Rowlett (Connection Community Church) from 2010 till 2015. A rapidly growing church plant in Rowlett, TX! Before C3, Shane was a Youth Pastor for 7 years, and an Associate Pastor for 3 years. Communicator & Bible Teacher at Student Camps, Revivals, Rallies, Retreats, Schools, Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students, Disciple-Nows, College Retreats, Marriage Retreats/Conferences, Singles Events, Conventions, Panels, Roundtables, Associations, etc. Have been traveling and speaking, since 2002. Program Chairman of the Pastor’s Conference for the Dallas Baptist Association (Spring – Summer 2014). Evangelism Committee for the Dallas Baptist Association (2014 – present). Board of Trustee Member for Texas Baptist Home for Children in Waxahachie, TX (2014 – 2015)

Personal Life

Shane has been married to his beautiful wife Kasi for 11 years, and they have 4 children – Raygen, Harper, Titus, & Elliot.

Dr. Shane Pruitt and family
Dr. Shane Pruitt and family

 

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