Associate Pastor of Family Ministries
The Shanks moved to Gothenburg after serving with The Navigators for eight years in Colorado Springs. James and Beth are initially from Southern California, where they attended and served at the Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton for over eight years. They are passionate about teaching the Word of God and preaching the Gospel message by spending time and showing love to others. James currently serves as our Associate Pastor of Family Ministry and heavily emphasizes the Jr. and Sr. High ministry. He has a B.S. from BIOLA University, an MDiv and ThM from Liberty University, and is working towards a Ph.D. in Biblical Exposition. James and Beth have been married for 20 years and have four exceptional children, Matthew (17), Zachary (15), Eliana (13), and Jeremiah (11).