Shane E. Kastler is an ordained Southern Baptist minister who has devoted his life to preaching the gospel of Christ. He has served as a senior pastor and youth minister. He received his B.B.A. from Northeastern State University and his M.Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the recipient of the LifeWay Preaching Award. In addition to writing two blogs, he contributes a weekly religious column, "Seeking Higher Ground," to the Linn County (KS) News. Kastler lives with his family in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.