Associate Pastor of Family Ministries
The Shanks moved to Gothenburg, after serving with The Navigators for the past 8 years in Colorado Springs. James and Beth are originally from Southern California, where they attended and served Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton for over 8 years. They have a passion for 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 has a heavy emphasis on the Jr. and Sr. High students. He has a B.S. from BIOLA University, MDiv and ThM from Liberty University, and is currently working towards his Doctorate from Denver Seminary. James and Beth have been married for 17 years and have four amazing children, Matthew (15), Zachary (12), Eliana (11), and Jeremiah (8).