Swan earned graduate certificates in Faith Based Community and Economic Development from Harvard Divinity School and attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Divinity in Urban Ministry. In January 2009, the Solid Rock and Spring of Hope Churches merged and Swan was installed as pastor on May 31, 2009.Swan has served the Church Of God In Christ in the Office of the General Secretary since 2001.
Swan is also the National Chaplain of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
and the host of a radio talk show, The Spoken Word.
Noting that video cameras in cruisers promote officer safety and public accountability, Swan said those cities were "a little behind the times in terms of the advancement of this technology." Swan weighed in on several high-profile cases involving police shootings.
After George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin Swan helped to organize the 'Justice for Trayvon Martin' rally, part of a 100-city vigil that was held across the country.
During that time he served as: Special Assistant to the General Secretary, Assistant General Secretary for Statistics, and currently as the Assistant General Secretary/Administration.
On April 3, 2014, Swan was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Greater Massachusetts Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction by Charles Edward Blake, Sr., Presiding bishop, and the General Board of the Church Of God In Christ.
District Attorney William Bennett met with Swan and asked to issue an apology to the Police Department.
Swan refused and viewed the actions of the department as the latest in a series of harassing acts dating back to the racist telephone call received from Officer Joseph Bradley.
He opined that appropriate action on minority complaints was not characteristic of the department.