While inclined to the faith as an adamant follower of Christ, Kellie Copeland Swisher lives a life not many would find easy to digest. From the comforting ambiance of her local abode to the intercontinental stage of the Eagle fountain international and then to the world of entertainment, Kellie swisher, many would say, has lived a thousand lives.
This puts questions in our mouths about who Kellie Copeland Swisher is. Does she have any siblings? Who is her spouse? How old is she? What career path did she take? And which among them defined her the most? As endless as the list may be, this article can sort out the true answer to all this.
|Name||Kellie Copeland Swisher|
|Date of birth||9th of February 19, 1964|
|Siblings||Terri Pearsons, John Copeland|
|Children||Rachel Mayer Ward|
|Profession||TV Host, Author, Singer, Pastor|
Biography and Early life
Kellie Copeland Swisher was born on the 9th of February 19, 1964, in Fort Worth, America, to Kenneth Copeland, and his wife, Gloria Copeland. Kellie, while growing up in Texas, along with her brother John Copeland and half-sister, Terri Copeland, was heavily influenced by her father’s lofty personality as a man of God to a certain degree that she actively partook in the affairs of the Kenneth Copeland ministries. Her father is a televangelist and founder of Kenneth Copeland Ministries.
Kellie has a half-sister, Terri Copeland Swishers, from her father’s previous marriage to Ivy Bodiford. She also has a brother named John Copeland.
Kellie Copeland Swisher Career
From being a senior pastor at the Copeland ministry to authoring a series of books and partaking in the screenplay, Kellie Swisher made switching careers look easy.
Starting as a spirited woman of God at the Eagle Mountain International Church, Kellie Swisher began her evangelistic career as a chorister. However, answering the call of God didn’t let Kellie’s versatility go to waste; she soon found her way into the world of entertainment using the Copeland ministry as a funnel.
She starred in a series of movies and songs with the SuperKids from 1992 to 2013. Some of the movies she starred in are:
- The First Adventure (1989)
- Adventure in Centra City (1990)
- Calypso Adventure (1992)
- Superkid Academy: The Mission – 2013
- Judgment: The Trial of Commander Kellie – 1999
- Commander Kellie and the Superkids: The Sword – 1997
- Commander Kellie and the Superkids: Armor of Light – 1995
- Commander Kellie and the Superkids: The Intruder – 1992
Being a woman of character and vigor, she had pivoted her entire ministerial career on the ideal standard for children’s upbringing. She is the Senior Pastor of the children’s ministry of Eagle Mountain International Church and has also served as the Senior Manager of Partner Relations at Kenneth Copeland Ministries. She is also the co-host of the talk show “Kellie and Jerrie” which aired on the Victory channel.
Kellie had also delved into book publishing; she authored;
- Protecting your family in dangerous times – 2002
- SKA Home Bible Study For Kids – The Heart of a Superkid – 2011
- SKA Spanish Curriculum volume 3 – The sweet Life – Living in the blessing – 2011
- SKA Spanish curriculum volume 1 – My Father Loves me! – 2010
- SKA Home Bible Study – The Fruit of The Spirit in You – 2013
She also shares her content on Instagram @commanderkellie. On Facebook, she has a restricted presence; however, her mom Gloria Copeland has a fan page on Facebook.
Is Kellie Copeland married?
Kellie is happily married to Stephen Lowell Swisher. They got married on July 18, 2008, at the Eagle’s Mountain International Church in a wedding officiated by her brother-in-law, Pastor George Pearsons.
While many would wed not for love but commitment and reproduction, Kellie Copeland had merged the idea of all 3, as she has been through 2 different marriages and is currently in her third.
First with Doyle Braine Ward in September 1982, which gave birth to Rachel and Lindsey Ward. Her marriage with Doyle didn’t last as long as expected. On 7 May 1985, she married Alan Win Kurtz Jr. and had Jennifer and Maxwell Kurtz.
Again, the bands of marriage weren’t thick enough to sustain her union with Alan, they divorced on 16 February 2003. On July 18, 2008, she walked down the aisle in the Eagle’s mountain international church with Steve Swisher. On January 8, 2011, she conceived her first child for him, Emily Swisher – her 5th child in total.
Weight loss controversy
Kellie Copeland has had a lot of talks surrounding her physique and overall weight. For a woman at 59 years, she has managed to maintain fair skin and body weight below 143 lbs. Kellie gives special consideration to her food and does regular exercise.
She looks much younger than her real age which may cause you to think she underwent any special weight loss procedure. There is no information on the weight she has lost until now. She has maintained an ideal look for a woman who’s superseded her prime.
Kellie Copeland has gained in wealth and assets a total of $600k, which she obtained from her career as a televangelist and author.