About me

Hi, I’m Larry Shankle. Here is a little about me.

I am a pastor, author, and Christian blogger.

My wife Amanda and I live in the Arkansas river valley with our two amazing boys Braxton and Dawson.

Amanda and I were high school sweethearts that have now been married for almost 20 years. Our family is one of the most important things to us. When we aren’t busy serving our church, doing homeschool, or writing books, we are spending our time camping, hiking, drinking coffee and loving the family God has blessed us with.

Several years ago, God gave my wife and I the opportunity to adopt our boys. Every single day we are so very thankful for them. We tell them often that we are so thankful Jesus gave them to us. Through the adoption process, God showed us his love, mercy, and grace. We learned even more deeply that the Lord has a plan for every individual person. 

When I was nineteen years old I felt a calling to pursue ministry.

I’ve spent two decades now in active local church ministry serving in multiple leadership roles; the last seven of which, have been as Lead Pastor of GrandviewChurch in Natural Dam, AR.

Our church is a rural church that serves our community with the love of Jesus. We have a desire to reach our full kingdom potential and fulfill the plans God has for us.

My top mission in life is to raise, build, and encourage people to be all they can be through the power of Jesus Christ in their life.

I believe you have a powerful purpose that can and should be expressed. When you do, you will find fulfillment, joy, and a sense of peace. In fact, that is the reason behind this blog and the books I’ve authored. I want to help people build their faith, increase their influence, and find their purpose in life.

My deep, personal faith is what changed my life. It gave me a sense of purpose and calling that, over the years, has increased my influence. God has allowed me the opportunity to tell other people about his love for them and the great plan he has for each and every person. I never intend to stop doing this.

Check out my books on Amazon:








Here are a couple of posts to give you a feel of the blog:

How to know when you should not quit

Four limiting beliefs you should STOP believing immediately



Faith Building Challenge

I would love to help you build your faith. You can do that by joining my free Faith Building Challenge.

Sometimes we know we need a little push, but we can’t seem to do it on our own. My five-day faith building challenge is the little push you need to jump start your faith. In it, you will find easy, actionable, and strategic steps to help you build your faith. I would love the opportunity to help you along the way. To join the challenge, sign up below, and I’ll send you an email to get you started.