Our Story

Shawn and Glennys Hyland

Shawn and Glennys Hyland Move the EarthShawn graduated as the Class Valedictorian from World Harvest Bible College (now Valor Christian College) in 2006 and received the highest student award, the Pastoral Medal of Honor for his moral and spiritual leadership. He has served on staff in pastoral leadership positions at two great local churches for over 7 years. Shawn is ordained by the World Harvest Ministerial Alliance since 2006.  Shawn and his wife Glennys founded Move the Earth in 2008. 

In addition to Move the Earth, Shawn serves as the NJ State Director for Christians United for Israel  (the largest pro-Israel organization in America with 3.3 million members), is part of the Clergy Advisory Board for the NJ Family Policy Council, the Ocean County Champion for NJ City Serve, and the worldview instructor at Abundant Life Bible Institute in Whippany, NJ

He has appeared on FOX News, The Trinity Broadcasting Network and in national media publications as USA Today and Outreach Magazine. His teaching ministry spans a wide spectrum of local church congregations. His current ministry campaign "We Stand - UNDIVIDED" has sparked an awakening of unity and urgency on the Jersey Shore with numerous pastors from across denominational backgrounds involved. 

Shawn and Glennys Hyland have been married for 16 years with 4 children. Their marriage has faced financial challenges as they ​obeyed the voice of God to resign from strong career positions in 2003 to relocate to Columbus, OH in hopes of attending Valor Christian College. They have experienced numerous miracles and answeres to prayers ranging from finances, to health, to relationships and spiritual growth. Many of these accounts can be read at Glennys' Blog 'Life Experiences'. 

The Impact of Shawn Hyland's Ministry

The heart of Shawn Hyland is to take average everyday believers and transform them into compassionate, committed, educated and equipped Christ Followers - who live a purposeful life of self denial and servant hood. His passionate sermons and intense storytelling forms a unique and powerful ministry experience.
“Shawn Hyland has been blessed with a keen ability to communicate the truths of the Word of God in a very clear and easy to understand manner. His passion to see the church committed to the Savior is contagious. He has always been a great blessing to our congregation and a dear friend" 

Pastor Joe Sorce - New Beginnings Christian Church, Brick, NJ

“Shawn Hyland is a passionate leader in the Kingdom in Ocean County, NJ.  He has spoken at our church, shared a leadership role in community wide evangelistic activities, and prayed with me regularly. When Shawn spoke at our church, he made a very complicated subject easy to grasp and applied his teaching with great impact.  He lit a fire in some of our members that is burning to this day.”

Pastor Bill Meyer - Alive Again Alliance Church, Toms River, NJ

“Shawn Hyland is a profound speaker and uniquely gifted in his ability to impart his burden for today's church and society to others.  Shawn has a message that changes lives and impacts the culture we live in. 

Pastor Drew Overgard, Cedar Run Assembly of God, West Creek, NJ


"In a time when the world says truth is relative, Shawn establishes the Truth of God as more relevant than ever.  Shawn has done his research and can easily and effectively communicate what we believe and why we believe it, exposing the false thinking of our times and calling us to boldly proclaim the Truth.  Shawn is passionate about the call that God has on his life to declare the authority of Christ, reassert the faith, and unite the Church.  He is a man who is willing to give it all to make Jesus known and his passion is contagious as he leads the charge in God's movement to transform the world."
Pastor Bob Nash, Building on the Rock Church, Manchester, NJ
“Every day there is more and more talk as the world moves closer to a generic god, which does not include our Glorious and Risen Savior Jesus Christ. Every day the Sovereignty of God and His Word are being challenged in our society.  As the love of many grows colder and the world grows darker,  Shawn boldly proclaims the Truth of God! Shawn’s presentation is delivered with Jesus’ love as well as the boldness of the Holy Spirit, as he challenges the false thinking of today.”
 Pastor Mike Dryburgh, King of Kings Church, Manahawkin, NJ