Larry Swaim has practiced as a psychotherapist–marriage and family therapist, and professional counselor for the past 25 years in middle Tennessee. From 1992-2012 he served as owner and director of Rutherford Alcohol and Drug Center.  1996-2005 he also served as Director of Rutherford County Youth Services.  He is also active in speaking to churches on a wide variety of subjects, usually three lessons delivered on a given Sunday. His subjects have included “Faith Under Fire,” “Faith: Our Hope and Shield,” and “The Christian and Good Mental Health.” He has preached regularly for churches in Atlanta, Georgia, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Nashville, Tennessee.

His education includes: BA, Lipscomb University, postgraduate work at Harding Graduate School of Religion, Middle Tennessee State University, Peabody University, and Clarksville Theological Seminary, where he received a Th.D. in 1981. He is past publisher and editor of Teenage Christian Magazine and authored the book for teens So You Want to Be Popular? In the past he has published a weekly newspaper column, “Insight,” carried in over 200 newspapers. He was also speaker on the Insight radio program, heard on more than 150 stations. He and his wife LaDonna currently reside in Smyrna, Tennessee. Currently he is active in speaking to churches on a wide variety of subjects. In addition to his book “So You Want to Be Popular, he has also authored Faith: Our Hope and Shield (published by 21st Century Christian) and His recently released book The Christian and Good Mental Health (also published by 21st Century Christian).

Contact information:

  • Email:  LarryTSwaim41@gmail.com
  • Phone:  615-417-8793