Our Pastor

On May 21, 2016, Pastor Blackwell was installed as the Senior Pastor of the Southwest Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church (SWP).  Prior to this assignment He pastored the following churches: Hadley Community SDA Church in Southeast Washington, D. C.; the Columbia Community Center of SDA Church in Columbia, MD; the Unity SDA Church in Frederick, MD; Millsboro SDA Church in Millsboro, DE; the First SDA Church in Coatsville, PA and the Rehoboth SDA Church in Reading, PA.

In addition to pastoring churches, Pastor Blackwell has been blessed to serve as Chaplain for the Pennsylvania State Police. In 2012 he was selected to serve as Senior Chaplain which is the top position of the chaplains.  He holds the rank of Major and serves as a Chaplain for the Maryland Defense Force, a paramilitary group which works with the Army National Guard.

Pastor Blackwell is extremely grateful to be in the service of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who has been so good to him.  He declares that God has done more for him than he could ever imagine.  He has opened so many doors that he cannot help but give Him all the praise and all the glory.  His desire is that the work he does for the Lord speaks for him.  To God be the glory!

PASTOR E. EARL BLACKWELL