By David Dawson
Baptist and Reflector
NASHVILLE — Sitting in the corner booth of the breakroom at the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board’s Church Support Center, Kent Shingleton occasionally scratched his goatee and broke into a chuckle while reflecting on his two-decade tenure as the coordinator of the Youth Evangelism Conference.
Shingleton said he had a deep drawer of stories he could share — some funny, some touching and some truly miraculous. But Shingleton, who is passing the coordinator baton to TBMB evangelism event specialist Jay Barbier, said his biggest takeaway from his involvement with YEC has been seeing how many lives have been touched by the event.
“It’s pretty mind boggling,” said Shingelton. “Not only has it impacted me as a dad, in regard to my own kids, but the fact that the same story has played out across churches and families statewide is just amazing.”
Shingleton is the pastor of a church plant, Hope Fellowship Church in LaVergne, that he started roughly seven years ago. He and his wife, Shawnah, have four children. [Read more…]