Author, Co-Founder of 40 Days for Life
Record breaking fundraiser
Shawn Carney is one of the youngest and most inspirational pro-life speakers in America!
Shawn began in the pro-life movement in college as a volunteer and after college was asked to be the Executive Director of the organization he volunteered for, the Coalition for Life which is made up of over 60 churches. Shawn’s passion for local pro-life ministry led to rapid growth during his years as executive director. Shawn helped recruit and train thousands of volunteers, increased the income of the organization’s annual banquet from $80,000 to $322,000, and orchestrated the purchase and remodeling of a new office next door to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility to offer free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, and loving support to women.
Shawn knows and understands firsthand the joys and challenges of running a local pro-life organization and of putting on a local fundraising banquet. As a speaker, consultant, and leader Shawn has helped pro-life and non-profit organizations raise over $18 MILLION for their missions.
In 2004, Shawn helped to lead the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, Texas. This breakthrough initiative – made up of 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, round-the-clock peaceful vigil outside a local abortion center, and grassroots door-to-door outreach – dropped local abortion numbers by 28%.Beginning in 2007, Shawn helped to expand 40 Days for Life as a national and then international movement. Today 40 Days for Life has been done in 539 cities in all 50 states and 24 countries including England, Germany, Australia, Canada, Uganda, and Russia. His efforts have mobilize more than 650,000 pro-life volunteers over the last 7 years. 40 Days for Life has confirmed reports of 8,973 mothers choosing life and 101 abortion center workers who have has conversions and left their jobs, including former Planned Parenthood director, Abby Johnson who walked into Shawn’s office just next door to her abortion facility.
Shawn is a regular media spokesperson and his work has been featured on hundreds of media outlets including Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor”, The New York Times,
The Laura Ingraham Show, The Drudge Report, The Guardian
,and USA Today
, and Christian media, including The Christian Post, National Catholic Register,
Salem Radio, Relevant Radio, EWTN Radio, and Focus on the Family. Shawn also serves as executive producer and host of the pro-life television series, “Being Human,” which airs in 128 million homes via the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).
Shawn’s experience in local and national pro-life ministry has led him across America, inspiring audiences at pregnancy center events, conferences, fundraising banquets, churches, colleges, and high schools. His passion for helping women and the unborn is contagious. Shawn lives in Texas with his wife and five children.
Visit Shawn's Website at: http://www.shawncarney.org