Shawn Peoples

Life Church Monroe, Ohio, Ohio
Lead Church Planter, Lead Church Planter
Monroe Ohio, Monroe Ohio
Life Church Monroe
May 15
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About My Family

Michelle and I have been married since 1997 and have been in ministry all of our married lives. God has blessed us with five great kids who are growing way too fast. Our family loves to watch Marvel and Star Wars movies, swim, travel and play as many board games as we can handle.

Over the years, our children have grown to love the local church, and all five serve regularly within our church plant. Michelle is a rock star host and loves leading ladies to know Jesus more. We love people, especially helping people to know God intimately! Today, we live and serve the city of Monroe through sports, being neighbors and finding ways to bless our city. We desire as a family to see God multiply His kingdom through us!

About My Church Plant

I have been in ministry since 1997, starting as a youth pastoral intern. I have been a youth, college, children's, worship, missions and lead pastor through these 24+ years.

We are in Monroe, Ohio, because God orchestrated a move we never thought we would make. In 2016, through the encouragement of my wife, I decided to finish my college education that I had nibbled at for more than 22 years. In saying yes to that journey, God moved us to the city of Monroe, where we fell in love with the residents of our city.

We began to beg God to send a church planter here as I returned to work for Urbancrest Church in Lebanon, Ohio, as one of their missions pastors. In 2018, we sensed God re-directing those prayers back to us, and we said yes to the journey. More than 16,000 people call Monroe home, but more than 90% of them do not know Jesus!

NAMB Church Planting

Millions living in North America have not been reached with the gospel. But a new church makes change possible in an unreached neighborhood.
Send Network church planters immerse themselves in a community, learning the rhythms and culture as they establish relationships with the lost. A church plant grows out of the evangelism efforts of the planter and his core team.


Pray for our family as we live among and attempt to help our city to know Jesus. Pray for Life Church as we desire to be a multiplying church and as we move toward launching in fall of 2021. Pray the Lord brings more leaders to grow our Life Kids, Student Life, Life Groups and Sunday gathering teams. Pray for our family to intimately pursue Jesus and to allow Jesus to work in and through us!


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