Pastor Shawn Boonstra is speaker/director for the Voice of Prophecy ministry. His broadcasts, live seminars, and books have been a source of inspiration around the globe, and over the years, his live events have been presented on every continent except Antarctica.
Each week, he hosts the Voice of Prophecy’s flagship broadcast, Authentic. In this television and radio program, Shawn explores the existential questions of human experience, looking to examples from history and answers from Scripture to guide the way.
Shawn also traverses the globe to hold live meetings, including his Revelation Speaks Peace series, which reveals that prophecy can be understood, and that it ultimately points to the hope we find in Jesus. He has held this series in places such as Rome, Portland, Phoenix, Andhra Pradesh (India), Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Seattle, Denver, and Raleigh. Plans are in place for a similar series in Calgary, Alberta in 2023.
Shawn is also spearheading VOP’s effort to provide local churches with resources and training to make their community outreach even more effective. One key component to these efforts is the Discover Bible School, which has already seen more than 1 million graduates. Another key component, Discovering Revelation, launched in 2020, placing in the hands of local pastors a full-message preach-it series modeled after Revelation Speaks Peace.
In addition, VOP events such as The Serpentine Prophecy, Final Empire, Shadow Empire, and A Pale Horse Rides are approaching Bible prophecy and issues like religious liberty from new angles and empowering local churches to reach out to their communities.
The ministry’s reach extends worldwide, and current projects include various outreach programs in Myanmar, the translation of Bible lessons in the Arctic, and a rehabilitation home for young girls who have been the victims of human trafficking in India.
Prior to coming to VOP in 2013, Shawn served as an associate ministerial director at the North American Division, where his role was to inspire, train, and equip pastors and churches for evangelism.
Before this assignment, he served for seven years as speaker/director for It Is Written International Television. In his early pastoral career, he served as speaker/director for It Is Written Canada and pastored a number of churches in British Columbia.
He currently lives in Loveland, Colorado, and enjoys any activity that gets him out of doors and into the mountains, especially when his wife, Jean, can join him.