Our Pastors

James Swanson - Lead Pastor

James and his wife, Joan and their family moved to the Fort Edward region in the summer of 2009. James has been in ministry for over 30 years as a youth pastor, assistant pastor and lead pastor. James has also been an adjunct professor for several years for various colleges. Prior to coming to Turning Point James pastored in Horseheads NY for thirteen years. Joan is an educator who oversees our children's ministries. The Swansons have four children, Julia is still at home, and four grandchildren.

Contact Pastor James:

Email: pastorjames@turnptchurch.com

Phone: (518) 779-5288


Jon Blanchard - Assistant Pastor

Jon was raised in Ticonderoga NY and after college and seminary he returned to this region to live in Hudson Falls. Jon has extensive schooling in youth ministry and he loves to minister to teens through media, one-on-one contact and events. He is also a worship leader on Sunday mornings. Jon and his wife Jocelyn have four children - Jeremy, Jayna, Jordyn and Jessica. Jocelyn is a social worker and is the church's nursery director.

Contact Pastor Jon:

Email: pastorjon@turnptchurch.com

Phone: (518) 774-1889