Pastor Swope trusted Christ as his personal Savior and as his only means to salvation at a young age. God revealed to him His unquestionable and inescapable call to full-time vocational ministry at the age of fourteen. Unable to deny what God had for him he surrendered his life to God’s service
by answering His call with, “here am I Lord, send me.” Pasor Swope is convinced that he cannot do anything but what God has called him to do. Both Pastor Swope and his wife are FBBC & TS graduates. Pastor Swope says, “the Lord continues to amaze me in the ways He has orchestrated so many events and happenings in my life to continually train and prepare me to this day. What a great God we serve!” Along with many different past experiences, Pastor Swope was a five year veteran officer of the Polk County, IA Sheriff’s Office. He has been the Assistant Pastor to youth, Interim Pastor and now Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church.