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Dr. R. Shawn Edwards, Association Mission Strategist

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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 a full-time pastor in churches in Martinsburg, West Virginia; Franklin, North Carolina; and Hebron and Vine Grove, Kentucky.  He is excited about serving in the association. 

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



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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


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Paula Conway, Ministry Assistant

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Paula Conway is a native of Hardin County where she and her husband Wayne have lived on their farm for 38 years. They have one son Weston Conway and his wife Meghan. They have two grandchildren Adalyn and Waylon.

Paula is a member of Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church where she is on the Women's ministry team and is a Sunday school teacher for the toddlers and infants.

Paula enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren when she isn't working in her business in Glendale where she owns an antique, primitive shop, The Country Gate.