Shawn Thrasher

The Palm, Florida
Lead Church Planter
Miami Florida
The Palm
April 6

About My Family

My name is Shawn Thrasher, and I grew up in Detroit, Mich., and Atlanta, Ga. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Tami, for 15 years. My wife is from Detroit and attended Eastern Michigan University. Our marriage has produced five children ranging in age from 13–2 years old.

I enjoy creating music and barbecuing on a charcoal grill.

About My Church Plant

God called me into ministry in Detroit. I have served as a leader in churches in Michigan, Texas and Florida. After graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, the Lord led my family to Miami, Fla., to start a church. The Lord was calling me to share the gospel in this region even while I was at Moody Theological Seminary.

In 2017, God allowed us to serve in our new location, starting a new church plant called The Palm.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at


For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these missionaries and chaplains will serve. For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.


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