Our Evangelists

God gave evangelists for the equipping and building up of the body (Ephesians 4:11–12). Many confuse evangelists with the roles of pastors or ministers. The word "pastor" refers to the elders of the church. Every Christian is a minister, or servant. Evangelists are simply preachers of the gospel. Their job is to "preach the word... in season and out of season" (2 Timothy 4:2–5).


Ryan Goodwin

Ryan began working with the East Shelby congregation in January of 2019. Born and raised in Beaverton, OR, he enjoys outdoor activities such as running and hiking, spending time with his three young children (Sterling, Heidi, Bennett) and his wife Rebecca, and following University of Oregon sports. He has been preaching for about fifteen years (Phoenix, AZ, Abilene, TX, Sweet Home, OR). 

He presents sermons and Bible classes every week for East Shelby, striving to make each presentation practical, encouraging, and (most of all) Biblical. In addition, he offers one-on-0ne Bible studies, small group classes, and Bible-based counseling. If you're struggling with sin, looking to bolster your faith or Bible knowledge, or you just need a kind and willing ear, don't hesitate to get in touch with him!

To listen to any of Ryan's past lessons, please visit our "Online Resources" page and look under "Sermons."


Adam Shanks

Adam cares about people. Or more specifically, he cares about their souls. This love for others has caused him to give himself to the work of sharing the Gospel message to the world around him. He will talk to anyone, no matter their history or background, for the sake of sharing the Gospel because in his words, “God was willing to share it with me.”


He was born in Rome, GA., and has lived all over the south. He is the son of an evangelist and he grew up seeing people in his home and hearing the Gospel message of salvation. He has been preaching since the early 2000s. He started his work preaching in a small congregation in Wauchula, FL where he received his Bachelors in Biblical Studies from Florida College. He then moved to worked with the church in Jasper, AL where he produced a weekly one-hour live, call in, question-and-answer radio program on Sunday afternoons. He loves to answer people’s questions about the Bible. He most recently worked north of Tampa, FL with the Dade City Church of Christ.

His passion for seeing people commit their lives to Jesus and answers their questions about the Bible has brought him to the Collierville area. He hopes to share this passion with those around him and see the difference Jesus can make in each life. He is supported in this work by his wife Tiffany and their five children, whom they homeschool. Tiffany shares his love for others and often opens her home to strangers for the purpose of sharing the Gospel. Together, they hope to made a real difference in the Memphis area to the glory of God.