Shane West is no stranger to grace and redemption. Born into a family of alcoholism and drug addiction, he ultimately found himself bound to cocaine by age the age of 14. On November 5, 1987 at the age of 21, Shane West had a life changing experience and his spiritual awakening in a converted garage. The life of Shane West is an expression that has defined “the Grace of God” for the modern era. This has made his journey unique; a journey that has taken his inspired message to not only churches but schools, colleges, alleyways and prison cells. Shane prophetic gift is a magnet that has drawn a broad audience, as he has ministered to both those hurting individual drug addicts on the street as well as thriving business men. His path through life continues to be an exciting adventure. His relevance, and transparency has gained him notoriety that transcends culture, race and religion, placing him onto a variety of platforms and audiences.
It was God’s amazing grace and deliverance that took Shane out off the street and onto the launching pad of his ministry. Empowering him to preach a message tailor made by experience: “From Cocaine To The Calling” This message years later turned into a book , “Recycled By Grace” After her reading of Shane’s book, Pastor Sheryl Brady, with the nationally known T.D. Jakes in Dallas says, “When you come to understand the darkness of someone’s past, it becomes much easier for you to understand their gratitude for grace. Shane West is a man who loves the Lord. One need only read a few pages of this book to know why. He has peeled back his privacy, and allowed us to peek into his very painful story of addiction. I dare you to look into this window of what would have been a wasted life, had it not been for grace. Thank you Shane for coming clean. Your story teaches all of us that we can make a mistake and still not be a mistake!”
Shane’s journey is very unique; a journey that has taken his dynamic message of God’s grace to schools and colleges, churches and conferences, alleyways and prison cells. Shane’s gift of authentic life alongside his transparency has drawn a broad audience. His diversity has gained him notoriety that transcends culture, race and religion, placing him onto a platform where he and Dana, his wife of 23 years ministered together for over two decades!
In 2013 Shane founded “A Place Called Refuge” In 2014 and 2015 the city of Fresno will actually become that “City of Refuge” that God desires it to be! Dana, Dakota, Zane, and Little Shane…We are safe because God is on our side!