Pastor Shane began speaking to youth groups and churches when he was a teenager and met his bride while attending a “college day” when he was still in high school.  Shane & Candace were married in 1998 and started serving full-time as student pastors when they were only 20 years old.

Fast forward over the next two decades, and the Stone family has served churches in Virginia, South Carolina, Iowa, and Nebraska as children, students, administrative and lead pastors, and state directors.

Shane is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN).  He serves as State Youth & Discipleship Director for the Midlands Region of the Church of God.  He has previously served as a member of the State Youth & Discipleship Board for the Church of God in South Carolina.

Shane has a Master of Business Administration degree from Lee University (Cleveland, TN), as well as two undergraduate degrees in Leadership (Lee University) and Christian Education (Andersonville Baptist Seminary.)  He is enrolled in the Regent University School of Business Doctorate of Strategic Leadership program.  Shane has started and run multiple small businesses and is a notary public.

Candace is attends Lee University pursuing a degree in Leadership. She holds credentials as an Exhorter Rank in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN.)  She serves as the Girl’s Ministries Coordinator for the Midlands Region Church of God.  Additionally she is the Chairperson for the State (Iowa & Nebraska) Music Committee.  She is instrumental in every service, leading worship and engaging with the congregation.

The Stones have six children, a son-in-law and a grandson.  They reside at their home in Simpsonville along with their Goldendoodle, Bowman.

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