My name is Shaun Groves.
After graduating from Baylor University in 1997, my wife Becky and I left the land of brisket and Tex-Mex for a new life in Nashville where I hoped to become a songwriter. I accidentally became a recording artist instead. But after taking a trip to El Salvador with Compassion International in 2005, I discovered something I loved even more than music. Today I preach, lecture, and speak on behalf of Compassion’s ministry as their lead ambassador in one hundred cities each year.
I love my four kids (19, 17, 15, 13), good coffee, fat books, photography, playing Scrabble and Fortnite, fajitas, and exploring ancient ruins and art museums.
Teaching experience • Lead Ambassador for Compassion International (2005-present) • Ambassador Trainer for Compassion International - teaching theology and persuasive speaking (2018-present) • Leader of Worship Leaders / Rotation Teaching Pastor - WellSpring Christian Church - Spring Hill, TN (2010-2019) • Next Generation Pastor (post-high school young adults) - The People’s Church - Franklin, TN (2004-2007) • Religious Education Associate - Methodist Children’s Home - Waco, TX (1995-1997)
Why I teach at WHCT:
My wife and I couldn’t have taught our four children alone (especially Algebra). I’m so grateful for the skilled and passionate teachers at WHCT who’ve not only taught my kids well, but have modeled Christlikeness along the way. It’s an honor to join them now in meeting the academic and spiritual needs of students at WHCT.
As a student who struggled in a traditional classroom, I’m passionate about serving as many different kinds of learners as possible. I pepper every lesson with humor; ask engaging
questions; bring artifacts to class; tell stories; and share videos, images, and audio that bring the ancient world to life.
Why I teach Bible:
“The Bible was written not to satisfy your curiosity but to help you conform to Christ's image. Not to make you a smarter sinner but to make you like the Savior. Not to fill your head with a collection of biblical facts but to transform your life.” - Howard G. Hendricks