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 addition to their family is a grandson, Beckham Lane Wright, who is a blessing sent from above!