Shawn Hughes

Harvest Bible Church,
Lead Church Planter
Harvest Bible Church
September 14
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About My Family

My wife, Kristi, and I will be married for 24 years this September. We have four wonderful children. Brittany is 25 and lives in Kansas City. Shauna is 23 and lives in Singer, La., with her husband, Noah, and newborn son, Rowan. Wesley is 19 and is attending college and plays football at Missouri Valley in Marshall, Mo. William is our youngest at 16, and he is a sophomore at Southwest R1 in Ludlow, Mo.

Our family loves to spend time together. We enjoy playing games, hunting, fishing and camping.

About My Church Plant

My family and I have had the opportunity to plant a church on our family farm. We are blessed to worship in a barn! Our place of worship consists of a barn with a dirt floor, a tractor and cows roaming past the doors during service. We have a vision and desire to see the lost saved and the saved strengthened.

Harvest Bible Church was started in July of 2020 in the middle of a pandemic. While other churches were struggling to keep the doors open, God was growing His church in a garage in the middle of a rural area. We started with 12 people in a garage, but we soon grew to the point that we had to move to the barn. We now are running an average of 57 most Sundays. We are blessed to have a children’s ministry that is growing also. They are the “Next Generation of Harvesters.” We expect to need a bigger barn soon!

NAMB Church Planting

Millions in North America are in desperate need of hope. Ultimately, the only hope that’s going to last - in this life and the next - is the hope of the gospel. North American missionaries build relationships and share this hope in their communities and beyond.


Pray for boldness to share the gospel and open hearts among the people to whom we speak. Pray that through this ministry, more people would come to saving faith and live on mission. Pray for stamina and longevity for ministry amidst attacks from the enemy. Pray that God would continue to raise up leaders in the church. Pray that we stay focused on God and His power. Pray that my family and I stay rested and encouraged as we strive to finish strong.


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