About Shane

Shane is from Charleston, SC (USA) where he began working in full-time ministry as a youth pastor of a small church. Since that time, Shane has held multiple pastoral positions at various sized churches. Shane now ministers full time in America and internationally, particularly in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. With degrees in both clinical psychology and theology, Shane is known for being an informative, brilliant and humorous communicator.

Shane is mentored by a pastor with rabbinical training, and teaches the context of the Scriptures from a Hebraic perspective. This perspective helps people to see God's Word in a completely new way and leads them into a more intimate relationship with the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

History Maker's Radio Interview

To hear more about Shane, listen to his interview with History Makers Radio. Hear what Shane had to say about his upbringing and how Hebraic thought opens up the meaning of the Scriptures in a whole new way.

Ministry Endorsements

  • Pastor Jimmy Crompton
    Word of Faith Christian Centre
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    Shane Willard presented a series of meetings at my church, Word of Faith Christian Center, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, February 2007. I was away when he started the series. On my arrival home I found that my people were ecstatic about the teachings he had been giving. I heard him at Durban Christian Centre and had been greatly impressed as he taught old truths with new insights, which made them come alive, and opened them up even further than before. I have been in full time ministry for just over forty years and have been privileged to sit under the ministry of many great men of God, and as a teacher Shane ranks with the best of them. After I got back I was privileged to hear his explanation of how the Hebrews exegete i.e. how to analyze the text and how they came to their conclusions.

    It was fascinating to say the least. Obviously they came to the wrong conclusions but their means of study provided a whole new doorway into the meaning of the Word for a spirit filled believer. Also, the teaching on the First Fruits was excellent and a revealing of new truth which has had a huge effect on many who heard him. He is a man of integrity and is not controlled by money as he seeks to avoid being a pressure on the finances of the local church that invites him to minister. I recommend him and his ministry highly.

    Pastor Jimmy Crompton
    Word of Faith Christian Centre
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa


  • Pastor Dallas Hobbs
    Bundaberg Living Word Fellowship
    Bundaberg, Australia

    Pastor Shane is a young man with a passion and a zeal for God that you cannot help noticing the minute you meet him. His desire is to see the people of God healed delivered and set free. Pastor Shane's understanding of the word of God, is beyond his years and most importantly he has the ability to impart it to the hearer with a passion and a zeal that captivates them.

    His understanding of the Hebrew culture and the Paleo Hebrew picture alphabet helps him to open up the word of God in a simple yet powerful way. The words of many who after hearing Pastor Shane speak in Feb '06 said "it was like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle coming together" they then said "scriptures that were just scriptures came alive and suddenly had a reason and a meaning to them" It has opened up a whole new way of thinking, learning and teaching the Word of God.

    We thank God for Pastor Shane's ministry and what he imparted to our congregation.

    Pastor Dallas Hobbs
    Bundaberg Living Word Fellowship
    Bundaberg, Australia


  • Pastor Ian Slack
    Heritage of Faith Christian Centre
    Gold Coast, Australia

    If you are looking for a revelational, balanced and illustrative teaching in the Hebrew settings of the bible, for the 21st century generation, this young man is the answer. In fact our church in Perth bought all of his materials for our library. Simple, humourous and yet so humble, Shane is a visionary pastor who is modelling for all of us an in-depth knowledge of the bible in practical ways. We are having him back ... in Perth next year.

    Pastor Ian Slack
    National Director For Jerry Savelle Ministries
    Heritage of Faith Christian Centre
    Gold Coast, Australia


  • Pastor Clark Taylor
    Worship Centre
    Brisbane, Australia

    I would like to introduce you to Pastor Shane Willard, a remarkable young man that has amazing insights into the Word of God, he communicates extremely well and carries a freshness over his ministry that is extremely rare. Australia doesn't usually open its heart to visiting preachers but Shane has found acceptance here from Pentecostal Churches to Baptist, Church of Christ, Independent and Multi-National Churches right across Australia.

    I have never known a person to receive such acclaim or to be so popular... he can hold a crowd and grow a crowd over days of ministry ... Shane is a really nice guy and I would count him as one of my spiritual sons in the ministry.

    Pastor Clark Taylor
    Worship Centre
    Brisbane, Australia


  • Pastors Ian and Dale Wright
    Invercargill Christian Centre
    Invercargill, New Zealand

    We recently had Pastor Shane Willard minister at the Invercargill Christian Centre over a ten day period. From the very first meeting it was evident that the ascension gift of the teacher was in operation among us. Secondary to this, but along side, was the manifest power of the Holy Spirit in re-enforcing truth, and demonstrating signs and wonders.

    Shane's ministry has so added to the impact of our local church that on the last Sunday evening he was with us, other churches in our area came through word of mouth, and packed our auditorium. The atmosphere was electric, and people across our church community were powerfully impacted. We are looking forward to Shane returning to Invercargill, New Zealand ...

    This ministry is one to watch, as I know that in the months and years to come Shane's influence and recognition will be not just local and regional.. but truly international., with increasing influence in many churches, conferences and communities. We have no hesitation in recommending Shane Willard to you. He has become a good friend and colleague in the Holy Spirit.

    Senior Pastors Ian and Dale Wright
    Invercargill Christian Centre
    Invercargill, New Zealand