The Pastor’s Study

Produced by: Hampton


    The Pastor’s Study is an hour-long program that discusses current event and issues affecting Christians. The Pastor’s Study uses social media to encourage participation and discussion on show topics. The Pastor’s Study is a show that offers more than a discussion on relevant topics, it challenges each and everyone who listens to become a better person, friend and Christian. The Pastor’s Study is produced by Hampton University.

    About the Hosts

    Pastor Kevin Swann

    Host-Photo-Pastors-Study-Pastor-Kevin-SwannRev. Kevin Swann. Rev. Swann has a passion for God and a zeal to communicate His truths to everyone. In an era where people base truth off of personal experiences, Rev. Swann believes that Jesus is the only truth and He is the final answer on all matters.

    Rev. Swann has a gift of clearly communicating the gospel in ways for people to better understand. Rev. Swann, not only preaches, but is a motivational speaker and has given presentations on college campuses, schools and for businesses throughout the United States. Some organizations that have used his services include: The Virginia State Baptist Convention, The American Cancer Society, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, Hampton University, Thomas Nelson Community College, Norfolk State University, Hampton and Newport News Public Schools and a host of churches throughout the United States and Kenya.

    After graduating, from college in 1996, Rev. Swann joined Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Temple, in Hampton, Virginia. In June of 1997, Rev. Swann preached his initial sermon and in 2000 became the Assistant Pastor of the church. In 2003, Pastor Jerome Barber of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Temple and Rev. Swann, founded Six House, Inc., a non-profit faith based community outreach ministry of Sixth Mount Zion that serves the Hampton Roads (VA) area. As the Lord continued to bless Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Temple, it was becoming more apparent that God was preparing Rev. Swann to become a Pastor.

    On March 12, 2006, Rev. Swann became the Pastor of Ivy Baptist Church in Newport News, Virginia. From that time forward, the church has grown tremendously, both in number and in spirit. Rev. Swann firmly believes that the church (body of Christ) is the most influential creation that God has made, as it is supposed to make impact on the Earth and advance the kingdom of God.

    In November of 2008, Rev. Swann founded, Kevin Swann Ministries, a non-profit organization. The mission of the Kevin Swann Ministries is to advance the kingdom of God through media, literacy and community events. Rev. Swann has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Counseling from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, VA. In addition, Rev. Swann is in the dissertation phase of his Doctorate of Ministry degree from South Florida Theological Seminary, in Deerfield Beach, FL. On October 17, 2007, Rev. Swann received a Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from St. Thomas Christian College, in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Rev. Swann is married to Tatrece Dunlap Swann and they have two children, daughter Kameron Gabrielle Swann and son Cole Alexander Swann. Pastor’s Swann favorite saying is, “If we want Jesus to be more meaningful in our lives, we must move from religion to relationship with Him. Everything we seek in a meaningful relationship with others, God seeks from us as well.”

    Pastor Ray Johnson

    Host-Photo-Pastors-Study-Pastor-Raymond-JohnsonPastor Raymond J. Johnson, a Hampton Roads native, is husband to Nakia Johnson. He is also the father of four beautiful daughters ages 5-13.

    Education and lifelong learning is among Pastor Johnson’s greatest continuums. He earned a Bachelors degree in Business and Economics from the University of Maine. He holds a joint Master’s degree on the graduate level an MBA and Master of Arts in Law and Public Policy from Regent University. He has also completed his Master’s of Divinity and is presently pursing his Doctor of Ministry in African-American Church Leadership, from Fuller Theological Seminary.

    Pastor Johnson is the founder and President of Dominion Community Development Corporation, a HUD approved community housing development organization. The organization has previously served the cities of Newport News and Hampton with a vision to serve the Hampton Roads region. Pastor Johnson is also co-founder of Dominion Ministries, an entity that provides evangelism and outreach teaching of empowerment to broken people. This ministry helps them overcome while learning to live above present economic, social, and spiritual impoverishment.

    As a Spiritual Leader, Pastor Johnson served among the staff Pastors at Calvary Revival Church in Norfolk Virginia under the tutelage of Bishop B. Courtney McBath. Some of his past ministry assignments have included Bible Teaching and Coaching Women’s Varsity Basket Ball. Pastor Johnson has previously served the body of Christ as youth pastor, elder, and church administrator. Currently he is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Revival Church-Peninsula. Pastor Johnson brings over 26 years of salvation experience to the Body of Christ. Called to preach the gospel at age 12, after receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at age 9, Pastor Johnson is a second generation Pastor.

    Leadership and serving people is not foreign to Pastor Johnson. He has served on Virginia’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission and the Family Foundation’s Pastors for Family Values. He is a Hampton Roads Urban League 2010 decade MLK award recipient and currently a co-facilitator of the Hampton Minister’s Conference Church Leadership Development Academy. Pastor Johnson and his family live by the “Dominion Mandate,” walking in dominion and occupying until HE comes…

    Pastor John Young

    Host-Photo-Pastors-Study-John-YoungPastor John A. Young is a Veteran of the United States Air Force where he served his country for over 10 years. He is a Veteran of Desert Storm with a very distinguished career. By the Grace of God he once held the honor of being the nation’s top Air Force Recruiter although he makes it clear that recruiting for Jesus is his primary mission!

    He was born and raised in the suburbs of Houston, Texas and currently resides in Hampton, Virginia with his wife Yolanda. They have four wonderful children John, Crystal, Taylor, & Rachael. Pastor Young was educated in the public schools of Galveston County, Austin Community College, The Community College of the Air Force, The University of Maryland. He was ordained in May of 1995 and currently serves as the Pastor of the Empowered Believers Christian Learning Center in Newport News, VA. God has given him an international ministry that has taken him all over America and several foreign countries.

    Although he has received an innumerable amount of awards and recognition, and has received many prestigious credentials and several degrees, he would much rather tell you about what Jesus accomplished on Calvary! Although God has blessed him tremendously, his prayer is that the people not see the man but that they would see the Messiah!