Pastor Opie Swails has been a part of “Multitudes” since the beginning. From 1985-1990, he attended East Coast Bible College in Charlotte, NC, and majored in Christian Education. Feeling led of God in November 1997, Pastor Opie, along with his family, originated a ministry called “Kids Church” (which was born from a street ministry) in the upstairs of the local skating rink, with only a small number of people, and puppets. Still today, things are done much the same way—by the leading of the Lord. Before beginning this ministry, Pastor Opie served as a Youth/(an)Associate Pastor, held crusades at many Churches and Camps, and spent some time in the state of Montana, serving in a Missions capacity to local churches, and Indian Reservations. In June 1991, he married his wife, Angie, who is an elementary school teacher. They have one daughter, Kaitlyn, and son-in-law, Tyler, who are both alumni of Liberty University, who serve alongside them in the ministry.