Hi, my name is Shane Matthew Evans. I was born in George Town, Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) on January 09, 1989. I live with three brothers (one of which is my twin), my mom and my stepfather (who also has two kids). Before the Lord blessed us with my stepfather, there was a lot of moving and hardships, tears and stress with my mom being a single parent and all. My father stopped coming around when I was very little, which in turn made me have to “be the man” at an early age. Things were hard on us but all in all through the pain, the Lord was always faithful and caring and He has brought us through to this day, so glory to God for that!
Jesus, the only Son of God, took on flesh, was born of a virgin, had no beauty that anyone would desire Him, lived a sinless perfect life before God, was tempted in every way yet without sin. He died in my place, took my sins, my lies, my drunkenness, my blasphemy, my pride, my idolatry, my covetousness, all of my sins (which are more than I can count) and was nailed to the cross, where He bore all of God’s wrath against sin that was meant for me. He was buried, but rose from the grave on the third day defeating sin and death, transferring me from the kingdom of darkness redeeming me back to God through His blood. He has forgiven my sins, saving me by His grace through repentance and faith. He is seated at the right hand of the Most High God in heaven, interceding for me and is coming back to judge the living and the dead and make all things new.
I could spend the rest of my time writing my experience: how I fell off of the back of my friend’s truck, slid down the road and got hit by an oncoming car…but my experience isn’t what saved me…Jesus is who saved me. The incidents that happened leading up to my conversion didn’t die for my sins and reconcile me to God…Jesus did. He’s the one who paid the price for sin. He was the one who rose from the grave defeating sin and death…So He is my testimony… and yours too. Repent, turn from your sin and trust in Jesus.
I’ve always liked writing in high school, from poetry to songs to whatever was affecting me. I express myself better when I write than when I talk. So in my writing and ministering in songs and poetry, it’s nothing about me but more about who Jesus is and the beauty of the cross and the hope that we have in Him! I aim for the Lord to be glorified in all that I do because it’s for His glory that I was created and these gifts that He gave me were not meant for me to hold onto, but for me to spread the good news of the gospel and to glorify God with them.
I do music for two reasons. Firstly, to glorify God and give Him all the praise and honor He so rightly deserves. Secondly, to share the great news of our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I volunteer at my church on Friday nights with the youth group. The Lord took me out of a life where drunkenness, sexual immorality…sin was what fueled me. He showed me that the life I was living wasn’t really life at all and the worst part, was that I was sinning against Him. Romans 6:23 painted the consequences of that clearly to me… death and hell… but amazingly it also showed me forgiveness, love and what true life really is in Christ and His Cross. This is what I want to share with people in the music and with the youth on Friday nights, to win souls for the Kingdom. Wherever the Lord leads me to is where I want to be… proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus in every aspect of my life.