Lanny Swaim

Lanny Swaim


Praise and worship with a southern gospel/inspirational feel that leads the audience/listener into the presence of God.


Biographical Sketch

As a child Lanny received formal piano and organ training in church and classical music. In church he was often playing for the choir and the men's chorus, as well as performing solos, singing and accompanying himself on piano. At the age of eleven he performed "The Norwegian Concerto" for a school assembly. During high school he formed a rock band and played school dances, parties, concerts and club dates.

At the age of nineteen, Lanny accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and began singing and playing with a contemporary Christian band. The band traveled Virginia and the Carolinas, performing in churches, Christian coffeehouses, and various other concerts. They were featured on a CBN television special, performed live on a 700 Club telethon and filmed a television special with Art Linkletter and Nicky Cruz in the coliseum at NC State University before an audience of six thousand people.

In the spring of 2000 at a Full Gospel Business Men’s Advance at Fort Caswell, NC, God spoke to Lanny and said, “I am now anointing you to lead praise and worship.” Since that time he has led praise and worship at Full Gospel Business Men’s meetings and functions. He has served as praise and worship leader in church settings and with various ministries. As a teacher, prophet, psalmist and praise and worship leader, Lanny is frequently invited to minister at churches, conferences, etc. His ministry is most effective when he conducts the entire service. He has traveled extensively throughout the southeastern United States, as well as other areas of the country and in other nations.


Acts 3:19 speaks of “Times of refreshing that come from the presence of the Lord.” Perhaps this is the best description of a service where Lanny is ministering.

Lanny’s anointing as a praise and worship leader takes congregations into the presence of God
where signs, wonders, miracles and the gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest. People leave not only refreshed but also encouraged, strengthened and better equipped for success in life and ministry.

As a revivalist, Lanny is a prophetic voice to this generation, declaring the greatest move of God that the United States and the world has ever known. Jesus is building his glorious Church, without spot, wrinkle or any such thing, holy and without blemish (Ephesians 5:27). He is building it on the foundation of apostles and prophets (Ephesians 2:20). He is establishing the five fold ministry to establish, equip and perfect saints for the work of the ministry and the building up of the Body of Christ until we all come into the unity of the faith and the fullness of the Anointed One, Jesus (Ephesians 4:11-13).

As a teacher, Lanny passes on his passion for the revealed, uncompromised Word of God. His desire is to see believers grow to maturity, bringing the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

Lanny is founder of Glory Ministries International (GMI). GMI sponsors Glory Campaigns and Conventions as well as other facets of Lanny’s ministry.


"for such a time as this"
Praise and worship CD with ten songs that fit southern gospel, country, inspirational and adult comtempory Christian formats. The CD includes six origional songs, two cover songs, one author unknown medley and another medley that includes one origional song and two public domain songs.

I am planning a single release to southern gospel radio in October, 2007 on a compliation CD.

Set List

Sets usually run twenty minutes to one hour in a praise and worship situation, which includes much audience participation. Sometimes I include additonal songs that are for audience listening but still conducive to group worship.

In a concert situation sets usually run thrity minutes to one hour depending on the program.

Either way, sets include most or all of the ten songs on the "for such a time as this" CD with other mostly origional songs.