Young Adult Pastor

Tallowood Extends Invitation to Shawn Boyd as Young Adult Pastor.

The church vote was affirmative and Shawn has accepted the invitation to be our next Young Adult Pastor.

Tallowood is committed to reaching the next generation and has a desire to continue to develop its ability to meet the spiritual and relational needs of those who are in the young adult stages (college, young adults, family). The Young Adult Pastor Search Committee recommended that Shawn Boyd serve as our Young Adult Pastor. The members of the Search Committee include: Aaron Aldape (Chair), Keith Anderson, Taylor Graber, David Hankins, and Teresa Norton. We are grateful for the committee’s work in bringing Shawn to Tallowood.

Shawn Boyd is married to Kristen (m. 2015) and is the father of Kara (1.5 yo) and Baby-To-Be (March 2021). Shawn and Kristen met a Baylor University’s Truett Seminary while both pursuing a Master of Divinity degree. Upon completion of his seminary journey, Shawn served at Truett Seminary as the Program Coordinator for the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching and the Grant Coordinator for the Initiative to Strengthen the Quality of Preaching Grant from the Lilly Foundation.

Shawn earned his B.S. degree from West Texas A&M University, a Master of Divinity degree from Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry at Truett. Shawn is the co-editor of the book, God’s Word and Our Words: Preaching from the Prophets to the Present and Beyond.

Shawn has preached in congregations all across central Texas, and recently served as the Interim pastor for Lakeview Baptist Church in Lacy-Lakeview, Texas. Prior to seminary, Shawn served on staff at First Baptist Church of Amarillo within student and recreation ministry. Shawn is passionate about reaching young adults, teaching God’s Word, and finding creative ways for the church community to fellowship and do life together.