Our Church Staff
Lead Pastor Ron Swanson
Pastor Ron Swanson grew up in a small town just outside of Erie, PA. He became a follower of Jesus Christ at an early age and was discipled by loving parents and the tremendous church family at First Assembly of God in Erie, PA. Pastor Ron met his wife Colleen in High School and they now have three teenage children: Michael, Rachel and Daniel. Pastor Ron Swanson is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God and has served as Senior Pastor in two churches, and as an Associate Pastor of youth and worship. He has also served as an Assistant Presbyter and Sectional Youth Rep, as well as, serving as the Penn-Del Western Church Development Coach (LDR Coarch). Recently, Pastor Ron has earned a Master's Degree from Southeastern University in the area of Ministerial Leadership. The call to be a Servant Leader, was the heart of this degree. Pastor Ron has a diverse ministry background and has served as a Children's Pastor, Youth Pastor, Worship Leader, Interim Pastor and Senior Pastor.
Lead Associate Pastor Leon Virgo
Pastor Leon Virgo, Jamaican by birth migrated to the United States of America in 1996, attended Manhattan Bible Institute in 1998 studying Evangelism and General Bible. Pastor Leon was then lead into the evangelistic mission field ministries at crusades and revivals both nationally and internationally from 2002-2007 in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Kenya, United Kingdom, including a medical mission to Rwanda.
He has also served as Assistant Pastor to Highway and Hedges Church of God In Christ in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Grace Hill tabernacle and Pastor in Hear Cry Ministries.
Ordination and Certification:
* Ordained Pastor—Church of God In Christ
* Trained Evangelist —Manhattan Bible Institute
* Honorary Doctorate —Grace Hill Bible College
Pastor Leon is the husband of Kerrian Virgo and father of six children, who loves the Lord and intends to passionately serve the Kingdom of God