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A native Nashvillian, Benjamin F. Sweat accepted Christ as his savior at a young age. He served in various church activities and has held several leadership roles which include Youth President and Adult Executive Director of Midwest Missionary Baptist Youth Conference. He is currently the Moderator of the Stone River District Association.
As a registered structural engineer his work can be recognized across this community, yet his passion lies in teaching and preaching the word of God. He holds several degrees including a Masters of Theology. In 1983 he became the pastor of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church. Through his leadership, the church has grown in membership and property. The multipurpose center alone assist the entire community; housing before and after school care, summer camps, various charter schools, and events.
He gives credit for his success to his faith, foundation, and four walls. His faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who covers and keeps his soul. A firm foundation was laid by his mother who instilled a love for God and His people. His four walls, Patricia (Terrell) Sweat has supported his family, career and ministry through 40 years of marriage. Together they have 3 children, 6 grand children and 5 great grandchildren.
Thirty six years ago, God spoke through John 21:17, ever since Benjamin Sweat has strived to do as he was told....to feed God's sheep.
Benjamin F. Sweat
"The people of God, with the heart of God, doing the will of God."