The Salvation Army DFW welcomes new officers in Fort Worth
The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command is pleased to welcome Captains David and Beth Swyers as commanders for Fort Worth City. They assumed their position on February 1, 2016 and have quickly settled into their new surroundings and are continuing the work of The Salvation Army.
Salvation Army officers are periodically transferred to different locations, typically every 3-4 years. Captains David and Beth Swyers are enthusiastic and dynamic leaders and come to Forth Worth from Wichita Falls, Texas, where for the last two and a half years they were responsible for the programs and services of the Wichita Falls Salvation Army Corp.
Captain David Swyers is a 3rd generation Salvation Army Officer with extensive entrepreneurial experience. Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida, he established and ran two pizza restaurants. He also spent 5 years doing Mission Plan Studies, Feasibility Studies, and Capital Campaigns for non-profit organizations across America. He has served as a Corps Officer in Gainesville and Columbus, Georgia.
Captain Beth Swyers received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the Antietam Bible College, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Before becoming an officer she taught elementary and middle school in Wilmington, North Carolina, and was most recently the Assistant Curriculum Director at the Salvation Army’s Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta, Georgia. She has also served with The Salvation Army in San Antonio, Texas, Rocky Mount and Raleigh, North Carolina.
The officers are excited about their new assignment in the City of Fort Worth. “Our vision for the Fort Worth Army, is to continue to be leaders, faithful stewards of our resources, and a Light on the Hill bringing hope to everyone,” said Captain David Swyers.
The couple met while they were teenagers working at Camp Tomahawk in West Virginia and are blessed with six children.