Reverend Dr. Diana L. Swoope was installed as the Senior Pastor of the Arlington Church of God in 2009. She has served on the staff of this congregation in some capacity since 1981. Dr. Swoope is the co-founder and Principal of the Arlington Christian Academy, a chartered elementary school that enrolls students from Kindergarten through the Eighth Grade. She has been a frequent speaker for conventions, revivals, and seminars across the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Bermuda, Australia and South Africa. She is the author of two books: Jesus Our Source (Warner Press Publications, 1997) and Chosen and Highly Favored: A Woman’s Sacred Call To Holiness (Beacon Hill Press, 2001), and a contributing author of three others.
Pastor Swoope has served in many offices in Church of God. She currently serves as the Chair of the General Assembly and Ministries Council of the Church of God, Anderson, Indiana.
She is the recipient numerous religious and civic awards including the Anderson School of Theology Distinguished Alumni Award, the YWCA’s 100 Most Influential Women in Summit County, the Women of Power Award from the Akron Urban League and the 2014 Woman Trailblazer County from the University of Akron.
She and her husband Lawrence Allen are the parents of three adult children: Alecia, Allen and Andreco and the proud grandparents of Nyemah, Sophia, Jerimiah and Micah.