A Minister with One Purpose...To Usher People Into the Raw Presence of God
Born and raised in Anderson, SC, Shawn has been a renowned vocalist for years. At the age of 20, he heard God’s call of being a worship leader and joined Mount Zion Baptist Church in Belton, SC to serve under Pastor Kenneth Dean. Along with the training of his Minister of Music, Brandon Groves, and the Director of the Anderson University Ensemble, Mr. Leonard Johnson, Shawn began to experience worship at a new level and gained a greater understanding of God and His purpose for our lives. Throughout the years, Shawn’s ministry has thrived making room for him to share his musical gift all over the country including London and Japan.
Shawn released his first EP #TheSetList Volume 1 in 2014 which is an amazing collection of praise and worship music used by ministries in churches across the globe. The widely acclaimed project entered in at number 27 on the Billboard charts in its first week which for an independent artist without record label representation was rare.
Shawn’s anointed vocal and song writing gift creates worship ballads that conceives an atmosphere of freedom to worship. Shawn has been featured both vocally and as a songwriter on several national recording projects such as the hit single “Walking in Favor” featuring Pastor John P. Kee and Zarcardi Cortez. Other major projects include the Anderson University Ensemble’s Live recording “Thank You”, Earnest Pugh’s “Earnestly Yours”, Pastor David Wright & the New York Fellowship Choir “Next Generation”, and Hart Ramsey & the NCC Family Choir “True Story” Project. Shawn continues to record, write and produce new and exciting projects that propel the worship experience to new dimensions.
Shawn served as Worship Leader at New Life Fellowship in Charlotte, NC for 5 and a half years under one of his musical influences and mentors, Pastor John P. Kee. He toured extensively with Pastor Kee and New Life across the United States and the Country. Currently Shawn is serving as the Creative Arts Director at Right Direction Church International in Columbia, SC under the leadership of Drs. Herbert and Marcia Bailey. It is here that he not only leads worship but has the privilege of mentoring and training rising worship leaders.
The Teacher & Clinician
Shawn is a dynamic teacher and clinician on praise and worship. He conducts various workshops and clinics all over assisting ministries and worship leaders in the area of worship and vocal techniques. His teaching encompasses various layers that enhances and fosters the tools necessary to build leaders and music ministries after God’s own heart.
Shawn Bigby has a heart and passion for praise and worship and desires for others to experience God through worship at a higher level. His indescribable and untainted flow initiates and connects the worshipper to a meaningful encounter with God. Through an engaging and demonstrative worship experience led by Shawn, the worshipper is able to embrace the full raw presence of God.