Larry McSwain, an ordained minister, focused on vocational ministry as a teacher for 23 years at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and on Christian education as President of Shorter College in Rome, GA. He is currently professor of ethics and leadership at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. His several degrees include a Doctorate of Sacred Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Way of Rome and Floyd County in Georgia and a member of the Georgia Foundation for Independent Schools.
In 2011, Dr. McSwain won Georgia Author of the Year in the Biography category for his book "Loving Beyond Your Theology: The Life and Ministry of Jimmy Raymond Allen." (Mercer University Press)