John and Lisa Swanner


Missionaries: John and Lisa Swanner

Location:  Pattaya, Thailand

Bio:  Having pastored in the US for 27 years, the Swanners answered the Lord’s call, to “go into all nations and make disciples” in 2012.  Their first assignment as missionaries took them to the Petén Jungle of Guatemala.  After two years of effective ministry in Guatemala, the Swanners relocated to Thailand in 2015.  They now serve as the lead pastors of Encounter Church in Pattaya, Thailand.

With 30 years’ experience respectively as a carpenter and nurse, the Swanners are invaluable on the mission field. Add their spiritual sensitivity, excellent teaching gifts, and servants’ hearts, and these two are a powerhouse for God!

Interesting Fact:  John served in the US Navy and Coast Guard and is a Vietnam Veteran.

Ministry Hallmarks:  Pastoring, Teaching, and Flowing with the Holy Spirit

Serving Since:  1983