Pastor Doris J. Swartz

November 27, 1933May 22, 2012

Pastor Doris J. Swartz, (78), of Dayton, Ohio, born 11/27/33 entered into the gates of heaven at 4:01 AM on May 22, 2012. She was preceded in death by her father, George Todd, Sr., her mother, Gertrude Todd, sister, Delores June Pierson, and grandson, Jay Delaney. She is survived by her sons, David E. Swartz, Jr. (wife Josephine), and William K. Swartz, siblings, George Todd, Jr. (wife Judy) and Gloria Millat Todd, 7 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Pastor Swartz served the community and the world for over 50 years, personally ministering to countless people on four continents, and through her ministry reached all seven continents. She was President of the International Ministers’ Forum and pastor of United Christian Center church in Dayton, OH for 45 years. Her legacy will live on through the lives of those she has touched and although she will be greatly missed, we rejoice that she is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior. Visitation will be held at United Christian Center from 2-8 PM on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 with visitation one hour prior to service with her son Pastor David Swartz, Jr. officiating. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. The Church is located at 433 Oak St. Dayton, OH 45410. If you would like to remember Rev. Swartz with a gift, please direct it to United Christian Center. Gifts will help further her legacy of spreading the gospel to all parts of the world.



  • Visitation Tuesday, May 29, 2012
  • Homegoing Services Wednesday, May 30, 2012


  • Interment

Pastor Doris J. Swartz

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Danny Flinchum Mcafee

August 18, 2017

I just happened to be thinking of her, after 50 years. I remember her as my paster as a teen ager

Don Young

April 23, 2013

This is Pastor Don Young.
Loved Pastor Doris since Poplar Bluff, MO era 1967
Dear friend and I will keep you in prayers.

Diana & Ron Jenkins

June 20, 2012

David, We are Praying for you & your family.
I remember the first time we came to your church. Everyone made us feel so loved & welcome.Your Mom, Pastor Doris, just glowed with the Holy Spirit all over her. I was so impressed with the love & care she showed to everyone. She had the Mind of Christ. It was visible in her love for People. She was a wonderful example on how to live for Jesus. She loved all of you so very much. Someday, we will be in Heaven with Pastor Doris & Jesus, for all Eternity. God Bless You. Psalm 91 & Romans 8:38, 39

Antonio Clark

June 13, 2012

Pastor,there are no words to express to you. Thanking you for the unaccountable love of Christ you've embedded into me. Never without a kind word of encouragement. Instilling my faith base. It hurt me deeply to learn,today of your home going..for you have work to do in Heaven but truly,you will be dearly missed on Earth.

Fran (& Annabelle) Tittle

June 8, 2012

Sis Doris has been a light in my life-most of my life. Remembering the Bergamo Retreat days, Dayton For Jesus & the many services the Pillar of Truth joined with UCC. So many times she encouraged me; when I thought I wasn't good enough, by calling on me when she needed an organist. There were many talks & all the stories she told me, that will leave fond memories. But most of all her anointed ministry has left a great mark on me, Dayton & the World!! Thank You for always obeying the Lord!!

Steve Granata

June 3, 2012

I was a member of UCC for 14yrs. You married Tammy and I you dedicated my kids to the Lord and you made great deposits into our lives. A woman of faith and great wisdom. I regret not being able to tell you while you were still here. Love you and miss you.

Brother Michael Childs BSCD

June 3, 2012

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in His peace.

Michele White

May 31, 2012

To the Swartz and Todd Family:
Thanks be to Our Father and our Lord and Savior for Pastor Doris Swartz. Before there was Fred Price, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagan...we the White Family had Pastor Doris Swartz who was a woman of Faith and her teachings via the Holy Spirit taught us to walk by faith and not by sight. Thank you for allowing her to serve so many families in Dayton and around the world.
Her legacy lives on within each and every one of us.
-Louis and Mary White and Children, Michele, Ludwig, Louis Vincent, Terence, Timothy, and Michael

Minister Monica Jones (Hart)

May 31, 2012

Pastor Doris was a blessing to everyone. I am so thankful to have been ordained under her leadership last year and although she was ill she made sure to sign my certification herself. May you rest and rejoice with our King...Sleep well Pastor Doris

Letitia Knox

May 30, 2012

My sister and I will truly miss Pastor Doris. She and Sherry were very helpful and kind to us when we set up our voting site at the church. We wish the best to family and loved ones. Sincerely, Letitia Knox and Linda (and Henry) Barwick