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Shamar Lewis is on a mission to help as many people as possible transform their lives through building Transformational Places of Worship, creating Transformational Content and delivering Transformational Coaching. 

Shamar acquired his passion for adding value to the lives of others early on. While serving in various parts of ministry as a young man, he was able to gain experience and a behind the scenes perspective in preaching and public speaking, teaching and creating curriculum that inspires people to grow spiritually, and building a relevant young adult service catering to transforming the NOW generation. Shamar’s past esteemed leadership roles include Dean of Christian Education, Youth and Young Adult Pastor, and Church Trustee. He became licensed to preach the Gospel in March 2009 and was ordained in 2015. 

In 2016 Shamar stepped out on faith and launched Fresh Start Church with 5 people, no money, and many doubters in one of the toughest areas of California. Even though he was uncertain about the future, the one thing he was clear about and stood firmly on was the mission God gave: to provide Hope and a Fresh Start through the Word of God that transforms lives. Now with an expanding attendance, Fresh Start Church is making its’ name and presence known throughout the Bay Area. Shamar still currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Fresh Start where he gets the opportunity to guide people on a journey to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover their Purpose and Make A Difference, ultimately leading them to a transformative life through the Word of God.

Through his experience in church planting, Shamar has cultivated a passion for developing leaders: coaching them on building dynamic teams, establishing efficient systems and creating healthy cultures. Many seek his practical but effective tips and advice to help them jumpstart their personal development and growth. Shamar’s proven techniques and scalable directives are helping people in various sectors transform their lives and organizations. 


In his down time, Shamar enjoys discovering new restaurants and places to eat, engaging in thrilling activities that get his blood pumping, and winding down with Netflix. Shamar is married to his love, Vanika Lewis. His ultimate favorite bible passage is 1 Timothy 1:15-16, 15 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”— and I am the worst of them all. 16 But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life.

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