Pastor Shane began his ministry at West End Baptist Chapel on February 28, 1999, after graduating college. He holds an associate’s degree in communications from Frederick Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Lancaster Bible College. He was raised in Charles Town, West Virginia, and now resides in Hagerstown, MD.
Pastor Shane enjoys stock car racing (his dad was a race car driver), and has even done announcing at Hagerstown Speedway. He likes watching the Dallas Cowboys and his Utah Jazz (John Stockton is his favorite player of all-time) as well as spending time with friends.
His life verse is Joshua 1:9 which says,”Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (HCSB)
His desire is to see people come into a relationship with Jesus and be transformed by the Holy Spirit.
Matt Shoemaker joined the staff in early 2018. Matt is a graduate of Antietam Bible College where he received a degree in Pastoral Studies and Theology. He was ordained in February of 2013, and has spent 15 years in Youth Ministry. He has been married to his wife Angie for 19 years and they have two beautiful children, Sierra and Logan. His favorite Bible verse is Psalm 51. He enjoys The Newsboys and LOVES the Philadelphia Eagles.
Worship and Youth Pastor
Drew Stone is our worship and youth pastor. He started with West End in February of 2019. Drew is from Winston, Georgia, where he lived for over 30 years. He graduated from Truett McConnell College with a degree in Church Music Ministry and has over 15 years of experience in leading worship and youth. He also has a passion for missions. His favorite bible verse Psalm 23.
He recently married his beautiful wife, Vanessa, and has two gorgeous step-daughters, Amelia and Emalie, with a baby boy on the way in August. Drew loves sports and is a “Georgia boy through and through”, cheering on the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta United, Atlanta, Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, and of course, the Georgia Bulldogs.