grace bible fellowship church
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Pastor John R. Swain
Pastor John Roland Swain is the 12th child of the late Bishop Rev. Roland and Pleasant Swain of Murphy Town Abaco. He is married to Norma Swain formerly Cartwright and they have one child, Jayna Swain. Rev. Swain became a Christian on August 12th 1982. He has served in the Church in various capacities over the years, which include Sunday School Teacher at Friendship Tabernacle in Abaco, Assistant Treasurer and Sunday School Teacher at Carmichael Bible Church in Nassau. At Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Freeport, Grand Bahama, he has served as Awana Director, Sunday School Superintendent and Youth Pastor before being led by the Holy Spirit to pursue a Masters of Theology Degree in Pastoral Leadership (ThM) from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2001 and graduated with same on May 5th 2004. During his time in Dallas he served in the office of the Assistant Pastor at Oak Cliff Bible Church and was ordained and licensed as a Minister of the Gospel in the state of Texas.
After graduating from Seminary, he returned to Freeport to assist with the ministry at Grace Bible Fellowship Church, where he served as Elder with responsibilities for Administration, Treasurer, Discipleship and Board Chairman of Grace Christian Academy School. Rev. Swain received his papers of ordination under the Bahamas Evangelical Church Association on March 8th 2013 at Carmichael Bible Church in New Providence. During his ministry time in New Providence, Rev. Swain assisted in the establishment and planting of Carmichael Community Bible Church. He served as Lead Elder then Senior Pastor of Carmichael Community Bible Church from 2016 to 2019, stepping down only to return to Freeport, where he now serves as Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Fellowship Church.