Shawn graduated from World Harvest Bible College (now Valor Christian College) in 2006 and has served on staff in pastoral leadership positions at two great local churches for over 7 years. Shawn is ordained by the City Harvest Network since 2006.  Shawn and his wife Glennys founded Move the Earth in 2008.

In addition to Move the Earth, Shawn serves as the NJ State Director for Christians United for Israel  (the largest pro-Israel organization in America with 4 million members), is part of the Clergy Advisory Board for the NJ Family Policy Council, and was awarded the 2017 Guardian of the Family Pastoral Award from the NJFPC. He is the middle school bible teacher at Ambassador Christian Academy of Toms River and leads the SERVE Jersey Shore outreach inivative through Move the Earth.

He has appeared on FOX News, The Trinity Broadcasting Network and in national media publications as USA Today and Outreach Magazine. His teaching ministry spans a wide spectrum of local church congregations. Move the Earth’s “UNDIVIDED” campaign has sparked an awakening of unity and urgency on the Jersey Shore with numerous pastors from across denominational backgrounds involved.

Shawn and Glennys Hyland have been married for 18 years with 4 children.