Meet Our Team

Bishop Doug and Kelly Swindle

Doug & Kelly Swindle

Senior Pastors

Bishop Doug and Kelly Swindle became the Senior Pastors of Velvet Ridge Church of God in September of 1993. Bishop Doug Swindle has been a pastor for more than 36 years. Bishop Swindle has a doctorate degree in ministry from Christian Covenant Academy in Miami, Florida. He has served on the Arkansas Church of God state council, as an instructor for the Ministerial Internship Program (MIP) which trains ministers for ordination, along with many other accomplishments. His drive in ministry is to see souls won for the kingdom of God.

Robert and Kayla Truelove

Robert & Kayla Truelove

Student Pastors

Robert is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God. He has worked in several areas of ministry including music, children’s, youth, and collegiate. Robert brings over 10 years of ministry to the team. Robert works very diligently to help teenagers find their identity in the kingdom of God. 

Kayla currently works on the education team for Bald Knob Elementary school. She has a passion to see children grow and achieve their goals. Along with working at the Bald Knob Schools, Kayla oversees the girl’s ministry in the church. She helps teach girls and young women how to be exemplary followers of Christ.  

Robert and Kayla became youth pastors at Velvet Ridge in June of 2021. They have been married since 2009, and have two daughters, Isabella and Sadie.