About Us


Dr. R. Shawn Edwards, Director of Missions

email: dom@svab.comcastbiz.net

Dr.  Shawn Edwards has come back to his beginnings in his service here, being born in Hardin County, though he spent most of his growing up years in Glasgow. At the age of eight, after witnessing his cousin’s baptism, he realized his need for Christ. In November, 1967, he gave his heart and life to Christ. God called him into full-time Christian service years later while at WKU.  He continued his education by getting his Masters of Divinity at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. 

During his ministry, Shawn has served as full-time pastor in churches in Martinsburg, West Virginia; Franklin, North Carolina; and Hebron and Vine Grove, Kentucky.  He is excited about this new chapter in his ministry. 

Shawn has been married to his college sweetheart, Vivian, for thirty-one years.  They have two children, Cameron, 18, and Katelyn, 15.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, U.K. basketball, and watching old movies. 




Michelle R. Brown, Ministry Assistant

email: admina@svab.comcastbiz.net

Michelle has been a life-long resident of Hardin County. She and her wonderful husband Robert will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in October. They have two amazing grown children, Justin & Joshua. They also have an awesome 60lb Standard Poodle named Tonto that seriously thinks he's a lap dog! 

Michelle is also the owner of a local Accounting & Tax firm that specializes in clergy tax returns & church and small business bookkeeping and tax services. When not working, Michelle enjoys reading, hanging out with her sweetie, and watching "Hallmark Channel" movies. 


Tanner Royalty - Baptist Campus Minister

Tanner Royalty is 25 years old. He received Master of Arts in Worship Leadership at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is a graduate from Campbellsville University with a double major in Communications/ Public Relations and English. He serves full-time at New Hope Community Church in Elizabethtown.
Tanner has a passion for discipleship and other than leading worship on a regular basis he enjoys writing content and running a blog to provide useful worship and church resources for other young pastors like himself. You can check out and read his weekly blog here: tannerroyalty.com