Born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Christian parents, Mark E. Shaw is the founder of Truth in Love Ministries. As a disciple-maker, speaker, teacher, author, leader, and ordained minister with The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), he has been certified with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) since 2002 and certified with the Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (AADAA) since 1999. His Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling was obtained from Birmingham Theological Seminary where he also serves as adjunct professor. His passion is to glorify God through making disciple-makers by speaking the truth in love, seeing God fulfill Ephesians 4:11-16 in churches locally to globally. Dr. Shaw authored 14 publications including The Heart of Addiction, Addiction-Proof Parenting, Relapse: Biblical Prevention Strategies, Divine Intervention: Hope and Help for Families of Addicts, and Strength in Numbers: The Team Approach to Biblical Counseling. He and his wife, Mary, have four children and live in the Birmingham area.
“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (Ephesians 4:11-16, ESV)