Portrait of Bishop James Swanson

Bishop James Swanson

Co-Mentor: Spiritual Pastoral Leadership Development

Spiritual Pastoral Leadership Development

This course is designed to assist pastors to become spiritual leaders in the manner of Paul, Nehemiah, Barnabas, Elijah, Moses, and Jesus. Students will seek to align their lives with God’s will, purpose, and plan.

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Education & Professional

  • M.Div., Interdenominational Theological Seminary (1980)
  • B.S., Southern Bible College (1977)
  • Honorary D.Min., Gammon Theological Seminary (2016)
  • Honorary D.Min., Rust College (2013)
  • Bishop in Residence, United Theological Seminary
  • Retired Bishop, United Methodist Church


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