Pastor Shaver was born and raised in Seattle and was saved in 1974 as a teen in high school while listening to a gospel radio program. After high school he joined the navy as a damage controlman and welder. After an honorable discharge Pastor Shaver went directly to Bible college in Florida. Upon graduating he served as teen director at the Lighthouse Baptist Church for four years, then for three years as an assistant pastor in Florida and then again at the Lighthouse Baptist Church where he served as associate pastor for five years. In 1997 he moved his family to Bellingham, WA and started the Evergreen Baptist Church. Tavv and his wife Julie have eleven children and have served the people of Evergreen Baptist church for eighteen years. When you meet Pastor Shaver and the members of his family and church you will have many new friends.