Shane Watkins received his training for ministry at The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley California under the instruction of Dr. F. David Farnell (New Testament/Greek Exegesis), Dr. William D. Barrick (Old Testament/Hebrew Exegesis) and Dr. Michael J. Vlach (Systematic Theology). Dr. John MacArthur is the president of The Master's Seminary.

Shane has served as the founding pastor of Mountain Bible Church since its inception.