Scottie Swinney was born in Augusta, Georgia, and attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He continued his education at The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, where he earned a Masters of Divinity Degree. In addition to his theological training, Rev.Swinney studied Real Estate and is licensed by the Georgia Real Estate Commission.


Pastor Swinney has been involved in the A.M.E. Church at all levels.  As a youngster, he served as Conference President of the Augusta Georgia Annual Conference, Young People’s Division. He has served as a delegate to the 1980, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and the 2012 General Conferences. From 1992-1996 he served as a member of the General Board of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1999, he received the Good Shepherd’s Award, Central District, South West Georgia Conference.

Meet Our Pastor:

Rev. Scottie Swinney

- Senior Pastor

Scottie Swinney comes to Savannah from Atlanta where he was Pastor at Allen Temple A.M.E. Church from 2009 until May 2012.  Pastor Swinney has also served the following churches: The Louisville Circuit (May 1984 –December 1987); Ward Chapel, Augusta, Georgia (December 1987 – February 1991) and Saint James A.M.E. Church, Columbus, Georgia (1991 – 2009).
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