Pastor Smith and Kathy are both from the state of Maryland. They grew up across the Susquehanna River from each other at the upper end of the Chesapeake Bay. After they married they moved to Upstate New York for 15 years and worked in the ministry with Kathy‚Äôs dad, Rev. James M. Hall, pastor of Grace Bible Baptist Church in Bath, NY.   It was there that Pastor Smith received most of his Bible Education.

Pastor Smith is a graduate of Harford Christian School ins Street, Md,Clemson University and Southern Wesleyan. He has a BA in Elementary Education (CU) and Masters of Education (SWU). He has been in the ministry for over 25 years. Throughout the years he has served as a Sunday school teacher, church pianist, teacher and director of a Christian school, deacon, pulpit supply, mission pastor of a nursing home, and interim pastor.

They have 4 grown children, two younger children, three daughter-in-laws, and ten grandchildren.  They currently reside in Norris, SC.  As bi-occupational pastor, he currently teaches special education for the School District of Pickens County.