About My Ministry

Using Scriptures, stories and songs to lead others to encounter God so they can experience the fullness of His abiding presence

More than anything, I want people to know God, trust His ways, obey His Word, and love Him with all their hearts and minds. I believe developing this kind of relationship and nurturing this level of intimacy with God depends on spending time with Him in prayer and studying His Word.

As a Bible teacher and author, I’m committed to pouring out what God pours in. “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.”—1 Timothy 1:14 NIV

My husband, Steve, and I formed Shawna Marie Ministries in 1999. In the early days, we presented concert-style events and led worship at our home church and on the road. After passing through an extremely difficult season, God expanded our ministry to include my speaking and writing gifts. Learn more about my story.

I began my ministry as a musician, and on occasion I’ll also sing when invited to speak. I love the profound impact of weaving together Scriptures, stories and songs to communicate. Audiences at my events tend to laugh, cry, and learn to apply Biblical truth to daily life.

I base all my messages firmly on God’s Word, and insist on transparency when sharing my ongoing testimony. God has taught me volumes about who He is and what He can do, and I consider it a privilege to share these lessons at retreats, conferences and other events. My Bible teaching tackles tough issues and I avoid platitudes. If I haven’t walked it, lived it, and pressed through it with God, I don’t teach it.

I sincerely delight in helping people encounter God so they’re transformed by His abiding presence. I invite you to browse some of my speaking topics.

I believe in God the Father, Creator of the heavens and the earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, who was with God in the beginning. He was born through the power of the Holy Spirit to a virgin named Mary. He lived a sinless life and revealed to us the glory of the Father. He died on the cross to pay for our sins, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will come again in glory to judge all humanity and reign eternally. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Counselor sent by Jesus to guide us into all truth.

I believe all Scripture is God-breathed—the authoritative Word of God. I believe in eternal life for all humanity. Believers will spend eternity with God in heaven and nonbelievers will spend eternity separated from God in hell. I believe Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, and that no one comes to the Father except through Jesus. I believe if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

I believe in the unity of all believers and—regardless of denominational affiliation—all believers in Jesus are members of the family of God.

I believe the greatest commandment is to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, with all our souls, with all our minds and with all our strength, and that the second greatest commandment is to love our neighbors as ourselves. (Mark 12:25-31)

I believe the Great Commission commands us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to obey everything Jesus commanded. (Matthew 28:19-20)

I commit to live out these words of Jesus, “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” —John 17:22-23 NIV

Contemplation & Encouragement


Longing to Belong

Discovering the Joy of Acceptance

by Shawna Marie Bryant

Shawna’s newest project will inspire you with engaging stories imagined and crafted from actual circumstances encountered by well-known Bible characters. Their true-to-life struggles reveal keys to freedom from the bonds of insignificance. You will learn to claim your rightful place of belonging by believing and speaking truth as presented in seven life-giving declarations drawn from Psalm 139.


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“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.” – Romans 5:1-2 NIV

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Lead Pastor, Peoples Church, Fresno, CA

‘Shawna is someone who I have come to know not only as a gifted communicator but also as a person who strives to hear and be lead by the Holy Spirit. I think highly not only of her talents and gifts, but also of her and her family.”


Women’s Ministry Pastor, Peoples Church, Fresno, CA

“Shawna is a gifted communicator who has a unique ability to mine truth from Scripture and share it in a way that captivates and challenges the listener.”


President, DMI Agency, Visalia, CA

“Shawna writes with an engaging blend of creativity, sensitivity and clarity. Her mastery of the craft of writing together with her transparent style captures the hearts and minds of her readers. I enjoy reading what Shawna writes.”


National Director, Events and Sports Camps, Prison Fellowship

“While planning an Easter evangelism event in the world’s largest women’s prison, knowing it would impact hundreds of women, I immediately knew Shawna had to be the one leading our worship.”