Youth Pastor


Shawn has a passion to help transform the lives of youth and adults alike through ministry and missions that help bring real spiritual and social change to community.

Shawn relocated back to St. Petersburg from Atlanta, Georgia, where he was engaged in educational matriculation at Morehouse School of Religion by way of The Interdenominational Theological Center. As a result of this process, Shawn earned the Master of Arts degree in Divinity with a Concentration in Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Care. Furthermore, Shawn completed one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education to help develop his abilities to holistically assist individuals.

Shawn earned his Doctor of Ministry degree at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He is currently a PhD student in Organizational Leadership at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.

Shawn Thomas serves as Pastor of Students at Mt. Zion Progressive Church in St. Petersburg, Florida where he is emphasizing upon children and youth the necessity of being Spiritually Connected, Socially Conscious, Smart and Cultured. Shawn is a professor of World Religion at St. Petersburg College and also serves the State of Florida as a house speaker appointee on the Council for the Social Status of Black Men and Boys.

He is the author of the book 3 Square Meals which is a twenty eight day spiritual journey of renewal. He is co-author of a second book with his daughter Kaziyah entitled 3 Square Meals for College Students. He has his feet forward and eyes upward in expectation of the great things that God will do in his life. Shawn gets to spend his life with his beautiful wife Nik and their funny children.