Shannon Powell was born and raised just down the road in Anderson, SC. Raised in a Christian home, he made a personal decision to follow Christ as his Savior when he was 8 yrs. old. Upon entering the second semester of his Senior year of High School, Shannon responded to God's call to pursue full-time Christian ministry at age 17. He was ordained four years later, during his time of Undergrad study at Mars Hill College.
Shannon has served in various roles during his 18 years of ministry. After graduation, he married his college sweetheart, Miena Huneycutt, and began his full-time ministry as Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church of Matthews (NC). In 2003, God opened a door of opportunity for Shannon to transition to sports ministry as he faithfully served the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as the Area Director for Greater Charlotte for 9 years. In May 2012, God brought Shannon and his family to Lakeview Baptist to oversee and grow our church in the area of Children, Youth and College as our Student Pastor.
He has been happily married to his wife, Miena, since 1999. He and Miena have two beautiful boys and reside in Oakboro, NC.