Pastor Jared Shumate was raised in a loving, Christian home in West Virginia, where he received Jesus Christ as his Savior and was called into full time Christian Ministry. While earning a BA in Pastoral Ministries from Pensacola Christian College, he served his country in the United States Army Reserves through deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2009, he married Mrs. Alma Lee, and moved to Hurricane, West Virginia, to serve as an Associate Pastor at Teays Valley Baptist Church. During his tenure at Teays Valley, the Lord blessed and multiplied the ministries, and supplied the means to further his education. He has received post graduate degrees from Crown Seminary and Andersonville Theological Seminary. During the course of his ministry he has always been involved in missions work and has traveled to over 30 countries leading teams, training nationals, and preaching revivals and conferences. The Lord also blessed and multiplied his family as his daughters, Emma, Abbie, and Ava were born. In 2018, Pastor Jared was called to be the Senior Pastor of Valley View Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN. He and his family continue to serve with great expectation for what God could do!