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.
Mark Young joined the staff at Swift Creek in June 2016 as the Student Pastor. He and his wife, Renee, have five children: Ezra, Piper, Zoe, Eliza, and Haddon.
Mark received his BA degree in Communication/Broadcasting from Mississippi State University, and his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently working on his Ph.D. at Southeastern.
The verse that drives Mark’s life and ministry is Philippians 3:8. 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 seem them equipped and mobilized to live for the mission of God in the world. Mark enjoys black coffee and reading short books.
Luke Long was called to serve as the Children’s Pastor in May of 2021. He and his wife Ashley have two dogs and would love to tell you about their latest adventure!
Luke graduated from James Madison University in 2015 with a BA in Political Science and from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling. While his call to Ministry was being refined, Luke served in a variety of contexts while learning at Southeastern. From student intern at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston Salem, to bi-vocational ministry at Lea Bethel Baptist Church in Prospect Hill, to full time student and children’s pastor at First Baptist Church in Walnut Cove.
Luke is passionate about serving the local church and being a resource for families. Growing up as a pastor’s kid, he saw how significantly the church can impact the lives of families. Luke wants to do everything he can to lead families into a pattern of discipleship, a culture of worship, and a life of joy all that God has in store for them!
When not in his office (or more likely in a classroom with various games, crafts, or costumes) you can probably find him and Ashley with their dogs, hiking and camping, or reading, but in all things with a coffee mug in hand!
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!