Dr. Jeff Dowdy
Senior Pastor

Dr. Dowdy grew up in the small east Texas town of Carthage. He enjoyed hunting, riding horses, and raising animals for the local livestock show. He received Christ at the age of 10 at Vacation Bible School. He surrendered to the call of ministry on his life in 1993. He attended Houston Baptist University and earned a BS in Speech Communications and Christianity; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages; and a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Administration from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Dowdy has a heart for seeing people come to know Christ. His desire is to see our church fulfill the Great Commission by "making disciples of all nations” by follow Acts 1:8 to "be witnesses" in Swannanoa, in North Carolina, in the United States, and around the world. He is married to Melody and they two children, Keaton and Gentry Rose. Jeff loves spending time with his family any chance that he gets. He also enjoys playing golf and racing in triathlons where he is a 2-time IronMan finisher.