Staff & Leaders


John Carswell | Senior Pastor

John is a man who loves God and loves people. He is passionate and confident in his calling to lead people to Christ. He believes that the best way to reach people is by building relationships with them and living Jesus in front of them. It is only after they see what a lifestyle sold out Jesus looks like that the Word can be planted in their hearts.  He has served at Parkview since May of 2012: first as Associate Pastor of Students and Families and was then called to be the Senior Pastor. John has served in two other churches where he helped build their student ministry in both students and leadership. Pastor John is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Kathy and they have one child; Jordan.


Barbara Swigart | Music Director

Worship! One of the most important tasks of the Christian believer is to worship our risen Savior. Barbara is excited to lead the congregation in worship through music every Sunday using both traditional and contemporary styles. She encourages others to be involved in our various worship ministries to help them grow spiritually.

Coming from a strong Christian family Barbara made a profession of faith while very young. As she began to seek direction for her life she reconfirmed her commitment to Christ and has served the church through music wherever she was a member.

Barbara is originally from Missouri where she graduated from Columbia College. After receiving her master’s degree from Kansas State and many years of teaching Vocal/ Instrumental Music and Drama, Barbara received her National Board Certification for Music Education. Barbara and her husband Garrison have 5 children, 7 grandchildren, have been members of Parkview for 21 years and have served in various ministries throughout those years.


Misty Royal | Ministry Assistant

Coming from a military background, Misty brings with her a wide range of professional office administration and ministry related experiences. She strives to combine efficiency and creativity in the office, in her church, and in her home. Driven by her love for the Lord, she enjoys meeting the needs of others. Misty served in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at McNeese State University in Louisiana. Prior to moving to North Carolina with her husband, Chris and their youngest of four children, Katie she served as office manager of Rudyard township in Michigan.