Swopes Receive Church Award
Rev. and Mrs. Watson Swope recently received the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the Gracepointe Church of the Nazarene in Loganville, Ga.
The Swopes have been active in local and national ministries for many years. Prior to serving as pastor, they were actively involved in the Gideons International as zone leaders in the Metropolitan New York area. They have also pastored churches in New York, New Jersey and Ohio while serving as an adjunct instructor for the Nazarene Bible College.
Since retiring, Rev. Swope has served as a corporate chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains in the Atlanta area as a district coach for the Northeast Metro Atlanta district. They are active in support of the Georgia Family Council, Focus on the Family and Jesus Film Partners.
Rev. Swope is the son of the late Earl and Thelma Swope of Needmore.