David W. Swanson

Pastor and Author

David W. Swanson

Pastor and Author

Biography

Rev. David W. Swanson is the founding pastor of New Community Covenant Church, a multiracial congregation on the South Side of Chicago. He also serves as the CEO of New Community Outreach, a non-profit organization working to reduce causes of trauma and raise opportunities for equity in Chicago. He previously served as a Director of Church Planting for the Evangelical Covenant Church. David and Maggie have been married for 21 years and have two amazing sons.

David’s book, Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Discipleship, is available now.

David sends out an occasional newsletter (mostly ) about race, justice, and theology that you can subscribe to here. He also keeps track of what he’s reading here and keeps a constantly developing reconciliation bibliography here.