Personnel and the EBC Leadership are excited to announce that we believe the Lord is bringing Shane Hufford and his family to EBC as our next Student Leader. For those of you who were on the Letcher Co. Mission trip, Shane is certainly a familiar face! As a former student in Pastor BJ’s youth group at Piner Baptist, Shane is a well known entity and no stranger to the NKY area. His bio is included below!
Student Leader Weekend Events!
Friday, Oct 13: Shane attending Tailgating at Lloyd HS
Saturday, Oct 14: Shane will be at the Men’s Breakfast, 8am, and at the Youth Bonfireat the Morin’s home that evening.
Sunday, Oct 15: Shane will visit with the Youth during LifeGroup and then will be in AM service with his family. They will be at a Meet and Greet hosted by Personnel immediately after service in the Commons.
EBC will then hold a special-called conference on October 22nd to discern God’s call on Shane Hufford coming to EBC.
Shane Hufford Bio:
Shane grew up in Union, Kentucky and was called to Christ when he was seven. He was heavily involved in church growing up. As he grew in his faith, he also grew in his love for God’s people and God’s Word. Traveling for mission work as a youth inspired him to minister the gospel near and far. At the age of 15 he went to Malawi on mission and came back broken for the whole world. Growing up in northern Kentucky, he had not seen that level of poverty and hopelessness. He wrote a blank check to God upon returning to the US.
Since then, Shane has gone on to Morehead State University where he received his B.A. in Strategic Communication with a focus on Leadership. He was heavily involved in BCM, which allowed the opportunity to develop in leadership over missions and discipleship. After graduating in 2014, he came back to northern Kentucky to work for a few years but was called to Southeastern Seminary in 2017. He moved to Wake Forest to pursue a MDiv in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry.
It was at Southeastern Seminary where Shane met his wife, Meredith. They were married in 2018 and Shane moved to Huntington, West Virginia to be with her. Shane has continued his seminary studies online while working in maintenance at Marshall University.
Shane and Meredith received a burden for the thousands of children in the foster care system and knew that God was calling them to make a difference in this area. They bought a house in 2019 and began fostering children in their home. They have sought to make an impact in the lives of children affected by drugs, abuse and neglect. Four children have been adopted so far and they are in the process of adopting two more.
Shane has a passion for discipleship and ministering to youth. He is broken over the lostness he has seen in the foster care system and desires to make generational change in the lives of youth. Shane desires each member of the church to be on mission daily to make an impact for the kingdom. He believes that he is sent to put youth on a path toward daily living out their faith for life.
Verses he lives by: 1 John 3:17, Matthew 28:18-20, Nehemiah 8:10, Jeremiah 29:7, 2 Corinthians 5:13-21, James 1:22, James 1:27.