Born in 1977 to Dave and Elbie Basson, Shawn grew up in ministry, experiencing the culture of revival and church planting since a young age. He studied at the Rhema Bible Institute in Johannesburg South Africa, and worked as youth and student pastor at various ministries in the Gauteng Province after graduation. In 2007 he relocated to Cape Town to help his father with the new church plant of Kingdom Light Church with various campuses across the Western Cape Province.
In 2015 after serving faithfully, Dave handed over the reigns of the ministry to Shawn and he became the new visionary leader of KLC.
Shawn operates in the ministry gift of teaching and the prophetic. He is also an author and a passionate musician who strongly beleives in the filled worship.
In 2017 the Kingdom Network was established and has grown to an international church planting movement under Shawn’s leadership as network director. His passion for church planting is evident in the number of churches already planted since the Kingdom Network was established, and raising up new leaders and equipping the body of Christ. He is taking the KLC vision, together with his father, forward in fulfilling Ephesians 4 to Equip – Empower – Expand.