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Welcome Our New Youth Pastor

Dear Christ Church Family,

At the request of Pastor Dan Scott, I have chaired the process along with the pastors, church board, and various church volunteers searching for a Youth Pastor. On behalf of Pastor Dan, it is my pleasure to let you know that that Rev. J.D. Swilley will begin serving as our Youth Pastor beginning October 20, 2013.


Pastor J.D. has been in fulltime ministry since graduating from Bible college almost 14 years ago. Along with his wife, Jame (also an ordained minister), J.D. has served in Youth and Worship Ministry in Colorado, Missouri, and most recently at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro. J.D.’s experience in preaching, leading worship, developing leaders, and administration has been used by the Lord to impact the lives of thousands of young people. He has organized many efforts that include building relationships among students and the leaders who serve them. Additionally, he has coordinated many camps, retreats, and mission trips to China, Africa, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Pastor J.D. was a student of mine in the 90s when I served at the Hendersonville Chapel. He was also the first youth pastor that I reached out to when we began our search for our next youth pastor. Reconnecting with him helped me reconnect with his father, Pastor Doug, who currently serves as our Children’s Pastor. Along with his three children, J.D. and Jame are looking forward to becoming a part of the Christ Church family.

Please join us for a special worship service on Wednesday, October 23 from 6:30-8:15pm in the Elevate Worship Center. We will have congregational singing and Pastor Dan will lead us in the Scriptures and prayer. We will have a light reception following the service.

I would like to thank Pastor Dan Scott, Pastor Bruce Grubbs, and Mr. Russell Mauldin in addition to the volunteers who assisted in this hiring process. Their input and care, along with your continued prayer, was vital in leading us to this important time for our congregation.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Daniel Bell

2 Comments (Add Yours)

  1. Hello from sweden in blessing over your life and let the Lord use you in his love to the church fór gis glory and for salvation to the people in peace,thanks and bless and joy,keijo sweden

  2. J.D. and Jame –

    Looking forward to new adventures in ministry as you prepare to follow God’s lead in shepherding our youth through their Wonder Years.

    And, I pray that God brings many Blessings to you, and your family, as you begin your ministry over the youth of Christ Church.

    Welcome to Elevate !!