Instagram: @swat.ministries.intl

P.O. Box 3456

Brookhaven, MS 39603

 601-320-4419 

Report it if you suspect trafficking or are a victim of trafficking

1-888-373-7888 or

text BEFREE 233733

"He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." Mark 16:15

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Chief Executive Officer:

Jon Espy

Chief Financial Officer:

Chrissy Espy

Jon, founder and CEO, is dedicated to spreading the Gospel throughout the world while training rescue organizations and all their staff. Jon is a former marine who has trained in JuJitsu and Alkido since he was 10. He is now a certified police subject control instructor and has a Bachelor of Science and Religous Studies. 

Chrissy Espy, Cofounder and CFO, is a navy veteran, full-time mom, and certified police subject control instructor. She is passionate about training girls that have been rescued out of sex trafficking in self defense, raising awareness, and above all, spreading the Word throughout the world. 

STAFF

Director Of Marketing:

Justin Tammelin

Justin Tammelin is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and former police officer who has worked uniform patrol, plain-clothes street crimes investigation, and hostage negotiation. He has is black belt in Shotokan ryu and Tae kwon do, and is certified in subject control systems through the Espy’s 40-hour course. Justin is currently working toward his

Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He assists the organization with business management, social media marketing, and business 

Executive Assistant:

Rachel Couric

Rachel Couric spent six years teaching English language and literature in Thailand, where she volunteered with several mission organizations and was certified in subject control through the Espys' 40-hour women’s self-defense course. Her familiarity with Thai culture and language allow her to serve as an advisor/consultant on the board of S.W.A.T. She also

provides editing and proofreading services for all of S.W.A.T.'s official publications and website.

Thai Staff: 

June

June is a part of our staff in Thailand assisting in office work and training. Her passion is to work with survivors of trafficking and learn english so that she will be able to assist in translating for teams that come serve with us. We are so thankful for her dedication to SWAT Ministries. 

SWAT Ministry Trainer:

Robbie Brooks

After growing up in Lynchburg, VA and graduating from EC Glass High School in 1995 I served three years in the US Army as an enlisted military police officer.  I started my civilian law enforcement career in January 2000 with the Sweet Briar College police department in Amherst, VA. 

In November 2000 I graduated from the Cardinal Criminal Justice academy in Salem, VA.  I currently serve as a sheriff’s deputy with Nelson County, VA Sheriff’s Office where I have worked since October 2002.  While with the Sheriff’s Office I have served in a variety of 

positions such as patrol deputy, patrol supervisor, field operations commander, and investigator.  I also serve on the department’s special response tactical unit.  As investigator I served two tours as a narcotics investigator which included undercover work as well as extensive experience working with informants.  In my 15 years of law enforcement I have attended hundreds of hours of specialized training including over 200 hours of training specializing in narcotics. I have completed a 40 hour FBI instructor development course, 80 hour VA DCJS law enforcement defensive tactics instructor course, and am a certified Taser

instructor.  I reside in Amherst, VA with my wife Judy and two young children, Katelyn and Austin.  We currently attend Oasis church in Monroe where I am currently am enrolled in aministry apprenticeship.

SWAT Ministry Trainer:

Ron Crew

Ron Crew has served as Instructor/Coordinator for the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Academy since March 1999. He has developed training courses for First Line Supervisors and Field Training Officers, and Defensive Tactics programs for a variety of agencies, and authored the book “Police Subject Control”. He has worked in law enforcement since 1989 as a Patrol Officer, Narcotics Investigator and Chief of Police. 

Mr. Crew has served 15 years with both the Army National Guard and Army Reserve in the Military Police Corps and Special Forces. He has studied Isshinryu Karate for over 31 years, holding the rank of 7th degree black belt. He has also studied Escrima & Arnis since 1985, and Aikido since 1992.

LILLIAN FASSERO

VIRGINIA

SWAT 

FIELD

REPS

These individuals have a passion for spreading awareness about sex trafficking and the gospel. They are faithful servants who are available to come speak at your church or event.

EMILY CARTER

NORTH MISSISSIPPI

Board Members

Jon Espy

Jon, founder and CEO, is dedicated to spreading the Gospel throughout the world while training rescue organizations and all their staff. Jon is a former marine who has trained in JuJitsu and Alkido since he was 10. He is now a certified police subject control instructor and has a Bachelor of Science and Religous Studies. 

Ron Crew

Ron Crew has served as Instructor/Coordinator for the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Academy since March 1999. Mr. Crew has developed training courses for First Line Supervisors, Field Training Officers, and Defensive Tactics programs for a variety of agencies, authoring the book “Police Subject Control©”.

He has worked in the law enforcement field since 1989 as Patrol Officer, Narcotics Investigator and Chief of Police. Mr. Crew has served 15 years with both the Army National Guard and Army Reserve in the Military Police Corps and Special Forces. Ron has studied Isshinryu Karate for over 31 years, holding the rank of 7th degree black belt. He has also studied Escrima & Arnis since 1985, and Aikido since 1992.

Matt Mcdonald

Matt McDonald has felt God's call to missions since an early age. He has served on the mission field in Honduras, Thailand, and Mexico, and he is currently on the Missions Committee at his home church. He works as an RN at Baptist Hospital and uses his job to spread God's love by helping others. He passionately pursues opportunities to minister through mission work, and will be a great asset as a new board member. Matt lives in Mississippi with his wife, Holly, where they continue to pray for opportunities to spread the love of Christ daily.

Chrissy Espy

Chrissy Espy, Cofounder and CFO, is a navy veteran, full-time mom, and certified police subject control instructor. She is passionate about training girls that have been rescued out of sex trafficking in self defense, raising awareness, and above all, spreading the Word throughout the world. 

Debbie Barron

Debbie Barron is a mother of three as well as a grandmother of three. God reached down and touched Debbie's heart at an early age, thus giving her many opportunities to serve Him. God instilled in her a great love and passion for missions, which she has been obedient to by ministering to many people she never imagined she would have ever had the opportunity to meet, let alone be a part of their lives.

 Through SWAT Ministries Debbie has been able to go to Thailand and minister directly to the Thai and Khon Hmong people. She was blessed with the opportunity to walk along the dirt roads and pray with and for these precious people. She looks forward to where God leads SWAT and where God leads Debbie with SWAT Ministries.

Rachel Couric

Rachel Couric grew up as a Southern Baptist pastor’s daughter in Texas and relocated to Kansas with her family for her high school and college years. After a short-term mission trip to Thailand in 2005, she felt the Lord’s call on her life and the following year she stepped out in faith by moving to Chiang Rai, Thailand. Rachel spent six years teaching English language and literature at Mae Fah Luang University in Chiang Rai.

 During her time in Thailand, she volunteered with several different mission organizations and was certified in subject control through the Espy’s 40-hour women’s self-defense course. Her familiarity with aspects of Thai culture and language allow her to serve as an advisor/consultant on the board of S.W.A.T.