Monty joined the staff of Swift Creek in May, 2013. Pastor Monty is married to Stephanie and they have four children: Maggie, Gracie, and twins Grant and Betsie.
Monty received his BS of Education from the University of Georgia, and graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Also, he received a Doctorate of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Seminary. His doctoral project was “Equipping Fathers to Lead in the Spiritual Development of Their Children.” Monty has been serving the LORD through full-time ministry since 1997.
Senior Associate Pastor
Bryan joined the staff of Swift Creek in September of 2007. He and his wife, Tracey, have three children: Allen, Brooke and Drew.
Bryan graduated from Bridgewater College in 1988, with a BS in Business Administration. After working in retail management and the finance industry, Bryan felt God leading him into the ministry. He began his seminary study at Liberty University in the fall of 1995 and, in 1998, earned his Masters of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
After seminary, Bryan had the privilege of serving in his home church, First Baptist in Charlottesville, Virginia, as Associate Pastor of Students. From FBC Charlottesville God led Bryan to Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, Virginia where he served for over six years as Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Education.
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Trevor earned his BA in Education from the University of North Florida. He and his wife, Janelle, immediately felt called to missions, resulting in a three-year term in Belem, Brazil with the Network of International Christian Schools. After serving in Brazil and receiving his Master’s Degree from Liberty University, Trevor became the Elementary Principal, and eventually the Head of School, at Richmond Christian School here in Chesterfield. God’s calling into full-time pastoral ministry was providential as the church had been seeking a Worship Pastor for over a year. For the past seven years, Trevor and his family have attended Swift Creek Baptist Church.
Trevor’s musical journey began as a 6th-grade trombone player. He continued to progress as a musician and was later accepted into the prestigious University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble, where he played bass trombone. As a music education major, Trevor picked up a variety of instruments, including guitar, which led directly to opportunities to lead worship in the local church. During his time in Brazil, part of his ministry was to lead worship at an English-speaking church service. Trevor’s passion is to see people ushered into authentic, unhindered worship of Jesus Christ.
Mark Young joined the staff at Swift Creek in June 2016 as the Student Pastor. He and his wife, Renee, married in March 2014 and have one child – so far: Ezra.
Mark received his BA degree in Communication/Broadcasting from Mississippi State University in 2014. He is currently working on his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, having previously studied at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary before moving to Virginia.
The verse that drives Mark’s life and ministry is Philippians 3:8, which says, “I count everything as loss compared to the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Indeed, I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish in order that I may gain Christ.” Mark is passionate to see teenagers of all ages come to treasure Christ above everything else. He longs for them to be transformed into the likeness of Christ in every way through the power of the gospel and to see students magnify and proclaim his great Name to everyone in their lives.
Roger and his wife, Rebecca, were called to Swift Creek in 2004. He graduated from Belhaven College with a Bachelor of Music degree and received his Masters of Music degree from LSU. He has served churches in Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, and Virginia. Originally from Pensacola, Florida, Roger has served the Lord in ministry since the age of 18, and began full time vocational ministry in the church in 1979. He served as Swift Creek’s Worship Pastor for over 11 years before retiring from full-time ministry and becoming Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care.
Roger strongly believes that as we grow older we transition to different roles in life and ministry, but never stop serving the Lord daily and looking for opportunities to share the life and love of Christ with others. He says: “God has a purpose for each of us, every day that we are on this earth. I want to fulfill that purpose in my life every day- and help others to find and enjoy theirs.” And He counts it a privilege to be able to assist all of our pastors in ministering to the needs of our large and growing congregation.
Roger and Rebecca have been blessed with three children and seven beautiful grandchildren (so far), and look forward to spending lots of time with them in semi-retirement!