Minister Joseph Swisher was born on March 17, 1941 to Girlina Jackson and Patrick Swisher in Littig, Texas. He was raised by his grandmother, Carrie Allen, and accepted Christ at an early age.
After graduating from Elgin High School, where he was a star football player, he matriculated on to Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas. He later enlisted in the United States Army and served as an LPN until his retirement, as a First Sargent. He went on to become a Postal Manager with the United States Postal Service until his retirement.
Joseph was called into the ministry on April 20, 1981 and retired from shepherding Greater Emanuel Church of God in Christ in Kerrville, TX. Shortly after retiring from pastoring, he began his new worship experience with Resurrection Baptist Church, Schertz, TX on October 26, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents Girlina Jackson and Patrick Swisher. His brother Charles Jackson, grand-daughter ShaWayne Walker, and grand-son Zealand Swisher.
In 2014, he met the sunshine of his life between the onions and the tomatoes at Fort Sam Houston Commissary. They married July 18, 2015. Their relationship was built on faith, family, and friends. Joseph enjoyed life to the fullest and in all capacities, he knew no strangers.
On Resurrection Sunday, April 4, 2021 God in his infinite wisdom called him home. To celebrate his legacy, Joseph leaves to cherish his wonderful life a loving wife, Sharon Gardner Swisher, 5 daughters and 4 sons: Jacqueline (Darryel) Johnson, Gayland (Deanna) Swisher, Pamela Dominic, Keisha (Jesse) Stallworth, Sean (Regina) Swisher, T. (Yolanda) Anderson, Jaxson Guynn, Jasmine Fields, and Whitney Fields; 20 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
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