About Shawn Brann
Shawn has been in full-time ministry for more than 25 years serving in many areas such as youth pastor, college pastor, evangelist, missionary, professional sports chaplain and a church growth consultant. In the late ‘90s, Shawn went to the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in Pensacola where he earned an associates degree in ministry and served full-time on the prayer team at the Brownsville Revival. He went on to become a youth pastor in Texas and Iowa. His youth ministry, Reality, experienced amazing growth–starting with just four students and growing to several hundred students in less than two years, with outreaches topping over a thousand students.
In 2004, Shawn founded Teen Unite, an evangelistic parachurch ministry uniting youth ministries together in cities across America for united evangelistic events. Teen Unite reached thousands of high school students across the United States. Simultaneously, Shawn served as a professional sports chaplain or assisted chaplains for teams such as the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Desperados, Allen Wranglers, Texas Revolution, and several other professional indoor football teams between 2000–2011.
In 2013, Shawn began working on staff at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX as an Associate Pastor and Dean of Students at The King’s University. At the same time, Shawn and Tanja started Ignite Europe. Although The King’s University was experiencing amazing growth, going from a start-up branch campus to a main campus university with more than five hundred students, Shawn and Tanja made a life move in 2016, leaving everything in Texas to oversee Ignite Europe full time from Zurich, Switzerland.
Shawn has earned several degrees, including an Associates of Practical Ministry, Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Master in Business Administration (MBA), Master in Practical Theology (MPT), and a Master Degree in Divinity (MDIV). He is also an author and entrepreneur.