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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 was recognized by Outreach Magazine as being one of the 100 Fastest Growing Churches in the United States for 2018.  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 a significant on-line presence and 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 with honors from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.   He and his wife Melissa, have two adult children and four grandchildren.