Shane Watkins recieved 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 is also a graduate of Grace Advance Academy 2012 under the leadership of Lance Quinn; and although Mountain Bible Church is not a Grace Advance Church, the principles and training gleaned from the Grace Advance seminars are applied in the ministry practice at Mountain Bible Church.
Shane has served as the founding pastor of Mountain Bible Church since its inception.