Pastor Shane Stanford, a lifelong hemophiliac, recalls the unforgettable day when, at 16, his doctor revealed to him that he had tested positive for the HIV virus. Told he had only a few years to live, Shane talks about the invaluable encouragement that kept him going and the beautiful girl who stuck close by his side through it all.
Shane Stanford is a teacher, speaker and author committed to connecting people in significant relationships with Christ and each other. He is the Senior Pastor of Christ UMC in Memphis, TN-- a congregation committed to sharing God's love, truth and grace through Biblical teaching, small groups and serving. He is also the co-host of "We Believe in Memphis", a 30 minute interview, TV program at the crossroads of faith and everyday issues.
Shane is also the author of 13 books including When God Disappears (Regal), A Positive Life (Zondervan), and The CURE for the Chronic Life (co-authored with Deanna Favre), and The Five Stones (with Brad Martin) (Abingdon Press).
Shane is married to Dr. Pokey Stanford. They are the parents of three daughters, Sarai Grace, Juli Anna and Emma Leigh.