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Elder Leon Swanson: NEWS

Student of The Year! - April 22, 2008

Sister Alicia Swanson, the Administrator for Bema Outreach Ministries, and beloved wife of Elder Swanson was selected as the Student of The Year for 2008 in the Early Childhood Development curriculum at Prince Georges Community College. She has graduated from her studies as a high honor student, and an awards program will be held at the Queen Anne Auditorium there on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

23rd Ministry Anniversary - September 30, 2007

Rejoice with me as I am blessed to mark today, September 30th as my 23rd year in the service of The Lord as a Gospel minister. God has been my Help, my Hope, my Guide, my Source, my Protection, my Anchor, my Comfort, my Strength, my Joy, my Peace, and my Sufficiency in all things in all these years. His Holy Name be blessed forever!!

Master of Pastoral Counseling Degree - September 12, 2007

I have begun studies this week for my Master of Pastoral Counseling Degree with Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary, by the grace and provision of a faithful and loving God. It is a two year course for full certification.

College Commencement - May 14, 2007

On Sunday, June 24, 2007 at 6:00 p.m., Elder Swanson will be awarded a Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministry from the Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary. The commencement will be held at the Kingsway Christian Center, 7403 Gum Springs Road, Baltimore, Maryland, phone 410 688-1955. Tickets are $25 per person.

Birthday/Retirement Banquet - April 16, 2007

On April 14th a lavish upscale suprise banquet was hosted at the Camelot at Evangel Cathedral by Alicia, the adoring wife of Elder Swanson to honor his birthday, his retirement, and his life. Over one hundred guests were in attendance to bless and congratulate this servant of God.

62nd Birthday - April 16, 2007

Elder Swanson reached his 62nd birthday on April 13th.

Job Retirement - March 3, 2007

Elder Swanson is retiring as a Metrorail Supervisor in Revenue Services after 25 years with the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority on March 30, 2007. To God be all the glory.

Another Bookstore - December 3, 2006

My CD "I'm Not Alone" can now be purchased at the Evangel Cathedral Bookstore on Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro.

Television Taping - October 28, 2006

Elder Swanson was taped at DCTV in a 10-minute interview for radio broadcast with questions about "I'm Not Alone", and his ministry activity and future plans.

Additional Stores - October 22, 2006

Elder Swanson's "I'm Not Alone" CD can now be purchased at Kemp Mill Records, Iverson Mall, and at Kemp Mill Records at 13th & F Streets, NW for your information.

I'm Not Alone - October 9, 2006

Elder Swanson's "I'm Not Alone" cd can now be purchased at Jesus Bookstore, Gospel Spreading Bookstore, From The Heart Bookstore, John 3:16 Bookstore, and Battle's Bookstore for your convenience. More to come!

Internet Radio Airplay - August 31, 2006

The Station Manager from internet Christian radio called me to inform me that he is debuting my new cd today, and is putting "I'm Not Alone" and "In The Anointing" in rotational airplay. All glory to God!!

new cd shipment - August 22, 2006

The shipment of my brand new cd entitled "I'm Not Alone" has arrived! Now the work begins.

17th Ministry Anniversary - August 10, 2006

August 9th marked the 17th anniversary of BEMA Outreach Ministries by God's continued grace. To Him be all glory, all honor, all praise for the many lives He has changed through this work.

Mastering Finished! - July 21, 2006

The final mixing and mastering on my new cd entitled "I'm Not Alone" was done last week, and we are doing photo shoot tomorrow. Should have the cd's back from the manufacturer by second week in August. Hallelujah!
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