Dennis Swanberg


Dennis Swanberg Comedian

Dennis has always tried to help people find faith, hope, and love. Dennis served the local church in pastoral ministry for 23 years. Then, in 1995 Dennis took a leap of faith when he stepped down as the church pastor and stepped up to the microphone on stages and platforms all across America and the World. Dennis wants to encourage leaders, having been through the struggles of leadership himself. His heart is to build up the body of Christ, and he uses his platform to do that.

“The Swan” soon became “AMERICA’S MINISTER OF ENCOURAGEMENT,” a calling he takes seriously as he continues to speak to about 150 organizations, faith-based groups, and corporations every year. To further expand his desire to encourage others, he has hosted two successful TV series, authored nine books, and created over two dozen DVD/CD productions. He loves speaking to groups, churches, and organizations that can use motivation and insight as to how they came beet achieve their mission.

Dennis is a graduate of Baylor University where he majored in both Greek and Religion (1976). He earned both a Master of Divinity (1980) and a Doctor of Ministry (1986) at Southwestern Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX.

Dennis is married to the former Lauree Wilkes of Ft. Worth, TX. Dennis and Lauree have two grown sons: Chad and his wife Lisa, and Dustin and his wife, Britny. ‘The Swans’ make their home in Monroe, Louisiana.

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Event Reviews

"Thank you so much for helping us to make this event our most successful ever!"

— New Hope Pregnancy Care Center, TN

"Dr. Swanberg was very effective communicating our needs for the Center. We were very happy with his presentation and family testimony. He was very approachable and shared his life experiences very down to earth. We were filled with laughter and encouragement. Many compliments from our donors Board and Staff."

— New Beginnings Pregnancy Help Center, AR

"I was sad that Dennis left before I had a chance to tell him thank you for his investments at Sound Choices last Thursday night. Please convey our deep gratitude and heart felt thanks for what he shared and the wonderful way he exposed his life, both in humor and in sorrow to us. I also wanted to tell him that Friday morning when we began opening envelopes from the gala, the very first envelope held $25,000 for our ultrasound machine. Wow! Our total, so far, is $345,300 towards our $400,000 goal. Dennis is largely responsible for setting the stage for such generous giving."

— Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic

"Dennis Swanberg was wonderful. He is always a joy to hear. During the hard times it is great to hear people laugh and really enjoy being at a fundraising. I would recommend Dr. Swanberg to anyone who wants to encourage and uplift their donors."

— The Catherine Foundation

"Thank you for speaking at our Riceland Foods, Inc. annual meeting. Your presentation was exactly what I wanted! It was the perfect blend of humor and message which was appropriate for our audience."

— Riceland Foods


  • "I Love To Laugh" Part 1 of 6 Dennis Swanberg: 14.07 min

  • Dr. Dennis Swanberg on the Great Commission: 55.23 min




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