Aaron Dickinson, Senior Pastor
Aaron became our Pastor in June 2015. Originally from Marshall, Texas he has served churches in Louisiana and Alabama. He studied at LSU, where he met his wife Sharron. Aaron is a graduate of East Texas Baptist University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Aaron has been a frequent conference leader for state conventions and LifeWay. He served as adjunct professor of Christian Education and Student Ministry at The Baptist College of Florida before coming to Swartz.
Aaron has been heavily involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes as a Team Chaplain and is now serving as a Sports Chaplain for the University of Louisiana Monroe Warhawks. He and his wife, Sharron, have five children. Four are active in Ouachita Parish Schools. One attends Louisiana Tech. Sharron is a teacher at Swartz Lower Elementary.
Ron Thomas, Adult & Administration Pastor
Ron joined the Swartz staff in August of 2006. A Natchitoches native, he has served several church in the state. He holds a bachelors degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana and a masters degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft Worth, Texas. He and his wife, Jeslynn, have two adult children.
Ron’s ministry responsibilities includes staffing and promoting Bible study and DiscipleLife groups for adults. His administrator responsibilities include church properties, daily financial operations, and technology.
David Hogg, Worship & College Pastor
David became our Worship and College Pastor in August of 2016. Though originally from south Florida, he was raised in West Tennessee where he met his wonderful wife, Kati. He has served churches in Tennessee and Texas. He is a graduate of Union University of Jackson, TN and of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. David is a tennis fanatic and a fan of the Texas Longhorns. Hook ‘Em!
David’s ministry responsibilities encompass every aspect of the Worship and Collegiate Ministries of Swartz First. This includes planning Worship Services for Sunday and Wednesday, planning events for the College ministry, leading College Sunday school and Bible study classes, rehearsing the Choir and Worship Band, and overseeing the Audio/Video ministry.
Scarlyte Collette, Children’s Minister
Scarlyte was added to the ministry staff in June or 2017. She holds degrees from Florida State University (Go Seminoles!) and Grand Canyon University. She has served as a ministry leader for 23 years in children, youth and evangelism. She has served churches in Alabama and Florida.
At Swartz she has responsibility for preschool and children’s ministry. She is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with children and their families.
She and her husband Troy have four children, ages 18 to 6.
Wes Pierce, Student Pastor
Wes is a Monroe native who began his ministry at Swartz in the summer of 2013. He has previously served as Youth Minister at First Baptist Church in Wisner, Louisiana. He is a graduate of Ouachita Christian School and recently received his bachelors degree from the University of Lousiana at Monroe. He will begin attending seminary online with Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Wes is leading Junior High and Senior High ministry, including Sunday morning Bible study, Sunday night group activities, as well as fellowships and camp.
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