The Lord began Swift Creek Baptist Church as Swift Creek Mission. The Mission was planted by New Bridge Baptist Church on March 25, 1979. The first service was held in the Tomahawk Ruritan Building on Bailey Bridge Road with 32 in attendance. Swift Creek’s history of growth began because of the prayerfulness and faith of His people.
The Mission officially became Swift Creek Baptist Church in January 1982. The Lord brought gifted leaders, gifted Pastors, and God-loving people to serve. The church grew and focused on witnessing and teaching the young and old alike. Soon, more office and Sunday School space was needed, so modular buildings were placed on the property and adjoining church property was purchased.
Within a few years, the space for worship and activities became crowded, so a new building program was entered into that culminated in a new Worship Center which was completed in September 1994. By 2003 the church again outgrew the space the Lord had provided. After seeking God’s will, the church stepped out in faith on November 23, 2003 to break ground for a large educational building. Through the faithful giving of God’s people, the debt on this last building program was paid off in 2021.
Swift Creek has planted two local churches; Parkway Baptist Church and Grace Harvest Baptist Church. We have supported other church plants over the last several years with financial support as well as sending ministry teams. Swift Creek is also actively involved with the Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia.
Our current Senior Pastor, Dr. Monty Guice began his ministry at Swift Creek in June of 2013. Under his leadership the church has grown and matured to become a warm and welcoming congregation. Even through the difficult days of Covid, the church has emerged as strong as ever.
Pastor Monty has also led Swift Creek to actively engage in more in-depth missions work. We are currently partnering with a national church in Lima, Peru to plant a new church in an unreached area outside the capital called Jicamarca.
We are ready to reach our community and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We would love for you to join us as we strive to accomplish our Mission: To Glorify God as we Gather – Grow – Give and Go!