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Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Philip Ginyard

He holds a special passion to be an agent of transformation in the lives of people and the post-modern church, through the power of the gospel. He preaches and teaches with knowledge and passion. He is committed to shepherding our covenant community through a significant transition to a new era; while leading us to be missional in how we represent Jesus Christ, with grace and compassion. He is scripturally fueled by James 1:25.
He received his calling while at First Baptist Church of Swedesboro, under the pastorate of Rev. Frank Jones, Jr. and was licensed as a Minister of the Gospel in 2006, followed by his ordination in 2011 by the Bethany Baptist Association. In 2015 he was installed as the seventh Senior Pastor in the 125-year history of our church.
Dr. Ginyard holds a B.A. Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, He received a Biblical Studies Diploma from Palmer Seminary. He earned a Master of Divinity Degree (MDiv.) from Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA; where he also earned a Doctorate Degree (DMin.) from that institution, with an applied research dissertation on utilizing missional theology to transform the traditional church.
Profession & Affiliations
Professionally, Dr. Ginyard has achieved a successful career as an insurance industry executive for over 30 years, with Amerihealth Casualty Services and Cigna Healthcare. He sits on several Boards, including the Grand Old Gospel Fellowship (GOGF), Wise Choice Ministries, Helping Hand Rescue Mission and the Urban Priesthood Theological Roundtable. He and his wife, Donna are members of the Presidents Council for Word of Life Fellowship International. He is also a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In 2016, Dr. Ginyard was sworn in as Police Chaplain for the Woolwich-Swedesboro Township Police Department, serving the officers and local community.
Spouse Connection
Dr. Ginyard has been married to the love of his life sister Donna Brown Ginyard, for over 20 years. She is a wonderfully gifted and talented woman of God and biblically testifies to Romans 8:28. As our Senior Pastor’s wife, she has played an extremely vital role in our church’s transition, serving in various capacities such as: Worship Architect, Girls Discipleship, Sister Circle, Hospitality Ministry Trainer and Deaconess Candidate Trainer. She holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Franklin & Marshall College and is employed with State Farm Insurance Company, as a Senior Planning & Financial Analyst. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Our Pastor Phil is the son of the late Dr. Joseph Ginyard and Mrs. Cecelia Ginyard, his father served as Pastor of Calvary Gospel Chapel in Philadelphia for over 40 years. Our Pastor has one son, Quentin McCray.
We are grateful and very blessed to have he and his wife Donna provide their love, leadership, compassion and labor of love for the Kingdom of God at First Baptist!
Pastoral Team
Minister Parker - Chairperson of Deacon Board

Minister Parker

Chairperson of Deacon Board


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700 Auburn Road • Swedesboro · NJ
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