Up Close with Pastor Wm. L. "Dub" Swafford: A Life in Art
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM on Mar 16, 2020
Where: Appalachian Cultural Center
William L. “Dub” Swafford was born in 1928 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. After serving in the United States Navy, Swafford began his studies at Belmont College, graduating in 1955. He continued his studies at Southern Seminary from which he graduate in 1958. For the next sixty-two, Pastor Swafford served churches in both Middle and East Tennessee. At his side for sixty years was his talented wife, Yvonne. The couple raised two children (Jeff and Patrice) and are blessed with four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several foster great-grandchildren, and an extensive community of friends who cherish “Dub’s’ leadership and friendship.
During his sixty-two years of active service, Pastor Swafford wrote over ten thousand sermons and devotions that inspired generations of believers. Over the years, “Dub” also meditated by producing art in various forms: painting, calligraphy, pen and ink, and woodcarving. The Appalachian Cultural Center is honored to celebrate both Pastor Swafford’s ministry and his “Life in Art” during its spring exhibit.