Steve McSwain

Senior Generosity Strategist

Meet Steve McSwain

Steve McSwain is an author, speaker, teacher, and celebrated generosity strategist with Catholic, Evangelical, and Protestant congregations across America. Having provided generosity and leadership counsel in hundreds of annual and capital campaigns coast to coast, Steve has successfully navigated congregational generosity initiatives enabling them to collectively raise nearly a half billion dollars for worthy causes worldwide.

With decades of ministry experience within virtually every Christian tradition, Steve believes that generosity itself is a grace, or gift, from God and that growth in this Divine grace is one of the defining characteristics of a spiritually mature parish or congregation. As St. Paul put it, “As you excel in everything-in faith, in speech, in knowledge, see that you excel in the grace of giving as well.” (2 Corinthians 8:7)

Steve understands the challenges faced by priests, pastors, and Christian leaders. He has devoted his adult life to serving the Church and guiding Christ followers toward transformational spiritual growth in generosity.

Steve holds a doctorate degree in theology and preaching. He and his wife, Pam, make their home in Louisville, Kentucky. They are the proud parents of four children, five grandchildren, and two miniature dachshunds.


No matter the size of your God-inspired dreams, it can be daunting to think about chasing down the necessary resources. The truth is that while vision almost always exceeds current realities, the means to support your vision is within your grasp. 

With Generis, you’re not alone. Our customized Campaign approach will help you assess, rethink and reframe your current reality, allowing you to reach your specific goals while also establishing a foundation for increased generosity overall.

Let’s be honest; there are times when one-on-one guidance, encouragement and accountability brings out the best in us and accelerates our ability to chase down those big, audacious dreams. The Generis Coaching experience is designed to align with your greatest needs and is delivered over a period of time that makes the most sense for you.

When you know something is “off” but you’re not sure what it is or where to start, an Assessment is the perfect solution! You will gain a comprehensive picture of what’s working, what’s struggling and where to focus your efforts. 

While Campaigns are supremely effective when trying to raise a significant amount of funds in a short amount of time, there are other options.

The innovative yet battle tested One Fund approach is a powerful option for churches that seek to establish a long-term culture of giving. It eliminates the sometimes confusing habit of multiple appeals and instead teaches people the fundamental principles of generosity and stewardship.



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