Erik Swenson

Minister, Student Ministry

Erik became a member of FBC in 2015. Prior to his time at FBC he worked at a Christian summer camp in Texas and Colorado. He was born in Ohio, but spent the majority of his life in Carrollton, Texas. Erik graduated from Howard Payne University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science. He earned a master’s in theology in 2017 from Dallas Baptist University. He came to Lindale to work at Sky Ranch. While working there he got plugged in at FBC serving with the youth group. Through this he got to know the students and spent time investing in their lives through activities and intentional conversations. In May 2017 Erik joined the FBC Staff. He married his wife Jaclyn in July 2018. They have three children, Jonathan, Adeline, and Michael.

Erik grew up attending church, but did not grasp the reality of the gospel until the summer after his freshmen year of college. He is passionate about equipping students to own their faith and equip them as they prepare to leave for college. His hope is to help train and equip them alongside the students’ parents to live a life in service to God. Erik is committed to faithfully preaching the gospel to students.