our pastor

Our Leadership
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.  The latest, greatest additions to their family are those grandbabies!   Beckham Lane, and Laurel Kate who both are blessings sent from above!