Jay McSwain, MDIV Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his wife Ginger are passionate about helping people discover the JOY of the Christian life ... giving your life away to others! One of the foundational pillars of their ministry is to support the local minister and his family.
They believe the teachings of the Bible in Ephesians 4:12 that ministers are to equip God's people for work of the church, and they believe the ministry of PLACE was entrusted to them as a resource to help individuals realize God's unique design and purpose for their lives. They are convinced that if more people became involved in the works and ministries of the church, then the minister and his family would have more opportunity for a balanced life - personally, spiritually, and professionally.
About Jay… For more than 20 years, Jay McSwain has been helping people discover their unique God-given traits and abilities while helping them maximize their personal effectiveness in both life and ministry. This passionate leader has impacted the lives of countless youth, singles, and adults while seeing unprecedented numeric and spiritual growth as people begin to discover what they have to give... and then giving.
Jay has served as both a staff member and a lay-volunteer in churches that range in membership from 10 to over 9,000. In 1997, he and Ginger partnered with Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary to research the school's alumni. Earlier in his professional career, Jay helped to facilitate the rapid growth of his family's business, a development and residential construction company. Jay's specialty was in the development and implementation of quality control and customer service departments. The company became one of the largest residential builders in the United States.
These experiences, combined with Jay's dynamic leadership and motivational style, offer a unique perspective in assessing the health of a church. As an author, speaker, and guest on both radio and television, Jay's passion for people is quickly caught and not easily forgotten.
About Ginger… Ginger McSwain has joyfully served alongside her husband since meeting on a blind date at their church (and marrying four months later) in 1991. She is a compassionate woman whose optimal place of service is ministering to young women in their journey with God - specifically in transitional times of their lives. Ginger has been involved with the Singles, Engaged Couples, and Women's Ministries in her home church.
While serving as Volunteer Staff with Jay at Golden Gate Seminary, she was very involved in campus life, mentoring young single women and serving in various family ministries. She was instrumental in establishing both the Prayer Ministry and the Partners In Ministry Program for the campus. The Partners in Ministry Program is designed to give individuals Biblical, Cultural, and Sensitivity training while their spouses are obtaining a Seminary degree.
Jay and Ginger live in Atlanta, Georgia, and enjoy spending time with their two daughters, Maggie and Mary Elaine.