Shon was born 2 ˝ months prematurely. He was in intensive care for 6 weeks. The doctors gave his parents the option of “no heroics”, since he had a 50% chance of survival. His parents told the staff to do their best to save him.
At around seven months of age, Shon was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy. His parents were not Christians at that time, and the news was devastating to them. Through all of the trials, God brought some born again Christians into their lives and, finally, when Shon was 2 years old, they gave their lives to Jesus. Shon’s sisters, Heather and Kristy, were born in 1984 and 1986.
Shon was mainly home-schooled until graduation from high school, although he did spend some time in public school special education programs. In his last two years of high school, he participated in the choir and Bible classes at Brethren Christian High School. He then attended two Christian universities and participated in their choirs.
Shon’s parents said he has had a singing spirit ever since he was a young child. As he matured, he began to sing in churches & schools, rescue missions, & convalescent homes. At age 13, he began to travel & minister with Dr. John Trent, of Strong Families Ministry. He sang at seven Promise Keepers events (the largest audience being 63,000), and four Heritage Keepers conferences. In 2009, he sang in Zamora, Mexico in the fund raiser event for their disabilities center. In May of 2011, he joined Dr. John Trent’s ministry in launching Music That Blesses Others.
It is Shon’s desire to spend his life singing for the Lord, bringing strength & encouragement to others.