Shane Hipps is a sought after speaker and former teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he shared the stage with Rob Bell. Previously he served for five years as the lead pastor of a Mennonite church in Phoenix, Ariz. He is a graduate of Fuller Seminary, the result of a self-termed "Damascus" experience. Before accepting his call as a pastor, he was a strategic planner in advertising for the multimillion-dollar communications plan for Porsche.

Shane is the author of "Selling Water by the River: A Book About the Life Jesus Promised and the Religion that Gets in the Way" (2012) and "Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith" (2009),

In 2011 Shane launched three films of talks he gave on the topics of technology and faith, preaching and human development. These are available for download at his newly designed website, which also features more than 300 sortable teachings and episodes of the Third-way Faith podcast he hosted exploring leadership, culture, technology and church. In 2012 he was featured in the "Animate" film and curriculum series produced by Spark House. Learn more at or follow him on Twitter @shanehipps.