Shane West was born and raised in Fresno, California. At a very young age Shane found himself addicted to drugs and alcohol and was bound in a world of sin, but after years of addiction he was delivered and set free by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Beginning to preach that Gospel just two years after his miraculous conversion, Shane has witnessed many miracles, healing’s and deliverance’s in his ministry and now has preached throughout the United States sharing his testimony to thousands.
Shane West is the founder of Champions Ministries, established in 1990, and is the current founder and Lead Pastor of Church of Champions, a non denominational church located in the Central California region. Shane has been recognized by various ministries and media platforms as an innovative and fresh voice for this generation. He combines a unique and relevant approach to the Gospel with over 23 years serving as a Christian minister in speaking at a variety of venues. Though many of these venue were meetings such as Conferences, Crusades, Youth Camps, Church Leadership and Revival Services, Shane’s ultimate passion is simply connecting with people on a personal level.
Shane is the author of his autobiography, “Recycled By Grace”, his life story of how Christ can take a man that survives in crack houses and after a dynamic change open hundreds of doors to church houses for masses to hear that there are in fact no lost causes in Christ! From the years of addictions and now the sobriety and education that Shane has acquired, in 2004 he founded “Champions of Recovery”, a faith based addiction and recovery program that has impacted many that struggle with the same addictions that once had Shane West bound. Shane is married and deeply devoted to his wife Dana, the founder of “Favored and Free” of 23 years. They are currently raising three amazing sons, Dakota, Zane, and Shane Keith II, residing in Clovis, California!
On Friday the 13th of December Shane suffered 2 Gran Mal Seisures and flatlined losing his life while medics worked on Shane outside a small breakfast house. He had just left a ministerial breakfast meeting and found himself in a pool of blood.
Now April 4th, 2014 when asked about ministry, church planting, life, family, and church, Shane says, “My desire is to no longer be called a preacher, or pastor. My desire now is simply to be known as a man on the final days of his journey. In the last days of this amazing journey I have a great passion to raise my sons to know, live, and love honor. To laugh with them until we cry, and to cry with each other when life hurts. To show my amazing wife more of exactly how her love consumes me, because I feel that I have failed somewhat in this area, when in fact all these years of life and ministry, she has been the wind beneath my wings. Most of all God, on these final steps of this journey that you have planned for us, I pray that somehow I can make up to you for all the times that I could have done you so much better! God you know my heart, the wrong kind of fight is finally gone. No more “Fighting”, No more echoes of Shane West saying “One More Round”, or “Just Keep Punching!” the “No Tap Out”mentality… that’s now gone Father, but rather God give me just a few more days, months, perhaps years, some more big steps … please allow me to complete my journey, even perhaps with a hurting body, a very tired and sometimes confused mind, and feet that hurt from the roads travelled. I simply ask to someday by your Love for Shane, I finally hear you say, “You did well son, maybe not as good as you thought you would have done and I know you think you could have done better…But Shane all along the journey it was always really me working things out through you! Shane, your journey is complete!”