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Jim Swartwood: Director of Children’s Ministry

jim@communitybibleonline.com

WHO ARE YOU? 

 Absolutely the most blessed guy in the world. I married the greatest woman on earth (anyone who knows me knows she must have the patience of Job), she gave me two wonderful sons and for the last 16 or so years I have had the privilege of serving a God whose love never fails. 

 

ONE INTERESTING THING ABOUT Jim

 In my younger days I raced stock cars... and my daily driving probably shows it (ask Diane about my Nascar stops)

 

HOW DID YOU MEET AND BECOME FRIENDS WITH JESUS? 

Doing what I thought was my husbandly duty by attending church with my family, God decided that he wanted more. By the influence of authentic followers of Christ and God's spirit leading I finally accepted Christ at the closing program of a Christian summer camp  my kids attended one summer.

 

FAVORITE VERSE

Jeremiah 29:11-13

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 

 

YOU WILL NEVER SEE ME WITHOUT… 

my moustache ... and my cell phone

 

 WHY COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH?  

For the last two years God has been working on my heart to be more involved in outreach and especially families. I was very comfortable at the church we were attending but God would not take no for an answer. The last two years  has been a season of discontent in ministry and when I was asked to be part of this plant I realized what God had been pushing me and preparing me for.