Meet Our Senior Pastors

  • Jack Smith

    Senior Pastor


    Positions at the church

    Senior Pastor, Prophetic Team Leader, Men's Ministry Co-Leader

     

    Childhood

    I was born in Marion Indiana at the age of 0. Grew up in the small little town of Warren Indiana. Went to Huntington North High School and graduated in 1976 the year of the bicentennial.

     

    Family

    This year (2017) I will have been married 20 years to my awesome wife Valerie. I have 2 younger sisters and 1 older brother. I also have a half-brother and a half-sister and two adopted sisters as well as many spiritual sons and daughters whom I love just as much.

     

    Education

    I have an Associates of Biblical Studies, a Bachelor of Theology and a Masters of Arts in Theology.

     

    Before I was a pastor

    I have been and done many things. But mainly I have been a Plant Manager, a Production Manager, a Youth Leader, an Associate Pastor and I have also pioneered and pastored two churches.

     

    How I got saved

    To make a long story short. I was about to commit suicide when I heard the audible voice of God which eventually stopped me. After about a 3-hour encounter and conversation with Almighty God, I gave my life fully and wholly to Jesus Christ and that was over 33 years ago and I still gladly serve Him fully and wholly to this day.

  • Valerie Smith

    Co-Pastor


    Positions at the church

    Prayer Ministry Team Leader, Head of Missions

     

    Childhood

    Grew up in Lansing, Michigan in a neighborhood where we all played “Kick the Can” and “Frankenstein” and had to be home when the street lights came on.

     

    Family

    I live with my wonderful husband Jack and our three beloved Shih Tzu’s, Harley, Electra and Fat Boy.  We are happy to live close to my family and attend church with them weekly.  We also enjoy spending holidays with my family and visiting Jack’s family as well.  We are all Spirit filled, love Jesus and agree on all things Political.  This is like a radical gift from heaven.  Some families could only dream of this stuff!

     

    For an extended family – we count a multitude of dearly loved spiritual children, sisters, brothers, etc. and of course my more recently birthed “cop sons” who have a special chamber of my heart that is all their own.

     

     

    Education

    BA in Business and Master’s in Theology and random classes on everything in between.

     

     

    Before I was a pastor

    I was a congregation member in the church where I got Spirit filled, in 5 years I was on a Pastoral Leadership Team at my next church, in another 3 years I was co-pastoring a church start with my husband, Jack.  Previous jobs include a variety of sales and office jobs.  Everything from “shoes” in high school to van conversions after college.  Was an office manager at an addiction agency.  Worked at a CPA firm, advertising agency, and now part time for a software company.  Strangest job in light of my present position – head cocktail waitress at a discotheque called “The Bus Stop” that featured a bus crashing through the wall and a lighted dance floor, like in Saturday night live.  Managed 35 other waitresses and carried huge trays for last call, without spilling a drop.  Now I am only into the “New wine” that Jesus offers.

     

    How I got saved

    I was raised in faith in Christ – so it is not an “event” to me.  Getting Spirit filled was an event and that happened around the time I was 30 and was the most life altering event in my life.  It was the power to live for Christ.