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Dr. Kevin Swann


Rev. Kevin G. Swann is the Pastor of Ivy Baptist Church in Newport News, Virginia, where he began his service on March 12, 2006. He is a native of Hampton, Virginia and a graduate of Hampton High School and Old Dominion University (both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Counseling). In 2010, Pastor Swann earned a Doctorate of Ministry degree from South Florida Theological Seminary. Previously, he had received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from St. Thomas Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida (2007). Pastor Swann is married to Tatrece Dunlap Swann and they have two children, daughter Kameron and son Cole.


Pastor Swann has a passion for teaching God's Word and spending time with people of all backgrounds. As a result, Ivy Baptist Church has grown significantly in number and in spiritual maturity. Church then, according to Pastor Swann is not about religion, but about a genuine and committed relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Pastor Swann also serves as the founder and host of the "Pastor's Study," a weekly radio broadcast that airs every Tuesday at noon on WHOV 88.1FM in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area.


Pastor Swann is the also the Founder of Kevin Swann Ministries non-profit organization since November 2008.



Tatrece Swann


Tatrece Dunlap Swann, a native of Richmond, VA has been involved in Christian ministry her entire adult life and has served along side her husband, Pastor Kevin Swann, since God called Pastor Swann to pastor in March of 2006.


Mrs. Swann has assumed an active role at Ivy Baptist Church. She serves as the Ministry Leader for Family Ministries, a co-facilitator of Esther's Court (teen young ladies ministry), and the Women's Ministry Leader - Woman 2 Woman, she co-teaches the New Discipleship course "Starting Point" with Pastor Swann Monthly.


First Lady Swann has B.S. and M.S. in Engineering and currently works in the field of Systems Engineering for a company in Hampton, VA.


In addition to raising one daughter, Kameron, and one son, Cole, she lends her service and talent in many areas of the community. While obligations to ministerial commitments are a priority, First Lady Swann always ensures that her family is well maintained and cared for. She firmly believes that the best way to raise successful children is to be an active role model for demonstrating the love of God.

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