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Rev. Shane L. Bishop 

Rev. Shane L. Bishop is the Sr. Pastor of Christ Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois.  Christ Church weekend worship attendance has increased from 200 to over 2,400 since Shane’s appointment in 1997 and has grown for twenty-one consecutive years.  Christ Church offers ten worship services each week, has three regional campuses in addition to the main campus in Fairview Heights, Illinois.  Named A Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church (2010), Shane holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.  An Elder in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, Shane graduated from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.   He and his wife Melissa, have two adult children and four grandchildren.