We are a dedicated team serving Lanark First Brethren Church and the Lanark Community as we seek to bring glory and honor to our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Tim Swigart – Pastor

Pastor Tim Swigart was born and raised on a farm just outside Warren, Illinois. Before going into ministry, he worked for over ten years in banking. After receiving God’s call to full-time ministry, Tim has served churches in Wisconsin, North Carolina and Illinois. Tim and his wife, Kathy, have four children: Jarren, Reagan, Ashlyn and Hudson.

Sharon Witt


Sharon has lived in Lanark all her life and has always attended and is a member of First Brethren. She has been married for 37 plus years to Brian Witt. Along with working part-time as church secretary, she is a beautician. Brian grain farms and has about 100 beef cows. Sharon & Brian have two children; Stephanie and Justin and have been blessed with three beautiful granddaughters, Jocelyn, Hadley and Landree. Their fourth grandbaby is due to be born the first of January 2020.

Renea Witt


Brad & Renea Witt are both lifelong residents of Lanark and members of First Brethren. They both grew up in the church and were married in it. They are blessed to say their three children, Jenessa, Hannah and Reid are also members. Renea has served as the church secretary prior to serving as the treasurer.

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