Pastor Shawn came to faith in Christ in 1980 while he was enlisted in the US Army. He is both a graduate of the Baptist Collage of Florida and Liberty University. He is married to his wife Debbie and they have one adult son named Matthew. Pastor Shawn was licensed into the gospel ministry in 1994 and ordained in 1997. He has been on staff at other churches in Florida and West Virginia. Bro. Shawn came to Gadara his first time in 1997-2002 and returned to pastor in March of 2012.
Bro. Eric Reynolds became a follower of Christ in 1999. He was licensed to preach in 2012, and he has served as the Youth Director since September of 2012. Bro. Eric is Married to Heather and he has two children: Page and Anthony.
Bro. Dan Benham has served as the Worship Pastor at Gadara Baptist Church since Aug 2014.