Shawn Quitt—Lead Pastor
I was raised in the Rogue Valley by my parents but not in a Christian home. During high school I had started a network marketing business and through that met some amazing mentors and leaders that changed my life. After receiving Christ in 1987, alongside my girlfriend, now wife; we were baptized together. We served the Lord in many ways and we attended Siskiyou Bible College and training through VFM and Global Legacy. We were ordained in 2000 and became associate pastors. We are now a part of the ARC association.
During my junior year in high school, God gave me the greatest blessing of my life, Christy, my wonderful wife. We dated through high school and in 1989 we married. We now have four beautiful children, Tyler, Tanner, Trenton, and Faith. Two beautiful daughters in laws; Jennifer and Bethany and one amazing granddaughter Adaline! Christy and I are deeply committed to building a strong marriage and a caring, loving home.
In 1999 we set out to help pioneer a church with some friends. Seven months later I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, had 4 brain surgeries over a short period of time and died on the table during my 3rd surgery. It was a torturous time in our lives. We continued pastoring as well as maintaining our two businesses. It was a very difficult season but we never lost faith in what God had spoken to our hearts! After helping two other churches pioneer, in 2010, God began to stir my heart with the dream of planting a life-giving, spirit-filled, loving church. One founded on the love of Jesus. That simple.
Faith Christian Center was birthed on August 1st, 2010, with our family and a few dedicated people who began this journey with us. Our first service was held at our family cabin on Fish Lake. Today, Faith Christian Center is ministering in the Rogue Valley. God is building a strong spiritual family that is truly a blessing to our local community and beyond.
As a church family, we have marked many of life's most important moments together, ensuring that our future will be purposeful and prosperous. It is my greatest desire to see that people are pastored, loved, empowered and released into the purpose God has for their lives.
In short, my ministry motivation is to see people win in this life and become all God has created them for.
It's also a pleasure to have my wife, Christy, serving alongside me. We’ve been called a double barrel shot gun! She loves people and has a heart to lead a life-giving ministry to women, “Women of Faith” and well as teach all. She leads the women’s bible studies, oversees large events annually, and several outreaches throughout the year to serve our community. She’s passionate about all that she does.
I want to personally invite you and your family to join us this weekend for one of our worship services. I believe Faith Christian Center is a place you can call home.