Mark Shaw

B.A. - Psychology, University of South Alabama
M.S. - Educational Psychology, The Florida State University
M.A. - Biblical Studies, Birmingham Theological Seminary
D.Min. - Biblical Counseling, Birmingham Theological Seminary

Pastor Mark Shaw and his wife, Mary, relocated to Indiana from Alabama in 2013 in order for him to lead Vision of Hope and Safe Haven. With over two decades of counseling experience working in a variety of settings both secular and faith-based, Pastor Shaw has been addressing issues surrounding “addictions” of all types, and supervising staff for many years. His experience in the biblical counseling field began in 2001, and he is a Certified Biblical Counselor (International Association of Biblical Counselors; Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, Level 2) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (Alabama Association of Drug and Alcohol Abuse).

He has 20 published works including The Heart of Addiction; Relapse: Biblical Prevention Strategies; Divine Intervention: Hope and Help for Families of Addicts; Eating Disorders; Addiction-Proof Parenting; and Hope and Help for Self-Injurers/Cutters. He also co-authored a chapter in Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling (2013) and was co-editor of Paul, the Counselor (2014).

Pastor Shaw leads the ministries of Vision of Hope and Safe Haven, supervises staff and interns, regularly teaches the residents in a classroom setting, and oversees the progress of each resident.