|Pastor Doug Swinburne, left, his wife Donna, and his parents, LuRene and Bob Swinburne of Huntington.|
For the past 10 years, R. Douglas Swinburne has been pastor of the Price Chapel. The local chapel is part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, a small but fast-growing Christian denomination with about 3 million members.
Swinburne has now left Price to become district superintendent of the Central Pacific District of the C&MA. His new office is located in Woodland, Calif. Swinburne will also be a pastor to local California pastors as well as supervise churches in Utah, Nevada, northern California and Hawaii.
As a boy attending Price Chapel, Swinburne committed his life to Christ and sensed God's call to full time ministry.
The pastor grew up in Huntington and graduated from Emery High School in 1972. He graduated from the College of Eastern Utah, earned his bachelor of science in mining engineering at the University of Utah and a master of religious education from Golden Gate Theological Seminary in 1979.
Swinburne met Donna Taylor at Price Chapel. They were married soon after and have been married for 29 years. They have three daughters, Mary, Becky and Julie. Mary is married to Destined (Dewbe) Wright.
Highlights of the past 10 years as pastor of his home church include being part of an incredible church family. Swinburne also takes pride in seeing the birth of Desert Edge Christian Chapel in Huntington. He also participated in discipleship training of the next generation of leaders.
The pastor also was actively involved in the Carbon and Emery county communities. He also watched a steady stream of new believers join the church.
Pastor Swinburne has also served the C&MA as a pastor in Santa Rosa, Calif. and started a church plant in Fairfield, Calif.
The Swinburnes began their new responsibilities on Jan. 1.