Pastor Tim Swigart
Missio Dei is Contemporary Baptist Church located in Galena that seeks to provide a completely different worship experience. OurPastor Time Swigart does not just "preach sermons". Instead, Pastor Tim teaches from the Bible using an interactive teaching method that seeks to answer the very important questions that people have as they read their Bibles.
A visionary leader, Tim Swigart is the founding pastor of Journey Church in Galena, Illinois. Born and raised in the area, Tim graduated from Shullsburg High School just miles from Galena. He earned his undergraduate degrees in Business and Economics from UW-Platteville in 1999. After graduation, Tim worked with the First Community Bank of Galena for over 10 years as a loan review officer.
During that time, Tim fell in love with the community and its people. Tim has served in ministry as both a children's pastor and a pastor of family ministries before receiving his call to plant Journey Church. He has a Master of Divinity degree and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Rockbridge Seminary in Transformational Leadership.
Tim and his wife, Kathy, have been married for over eighteen years. They have four children: a son, Jarren (13), a daughter, Reagan (11), a daughter Ashlyn (4) and a son Hudson (2).