Director of Student Ministries
Hey there! I'm Michael Smith, and I'm passionate about impacting students! My wife Chelsey and I believe that helping students from grades 6 to young adults grow in their faith is key to the future of the church and the faith. I've been involved leading student ministry since 2008. As a child, I watched my dad (a United Methodist Pastor) minister to churches of all sizes and communities from Wytheville, VA and Greeneville, TN to Chattanooga TN and equip people to share God's love.
I'm a 2004 graduate of Sullivan South High School (Go Rebs!)...it's ok I love ministering to DB students too! I attended both Tennessee Tech University and East Tennessee State University. I also love hikes and experiencing God in nature, am a techie, avid football fan (Go Vols!) and I absolutely love witnessing young people grow into thoughtful and spiritual leaders.
I also lead our Vision/Dream Team while working to coordinate our online media communications including the church website and social media channels. Professionally, I'm a Web Developer at Mark III Employee Benefits and also owns my own digital marketing agency, Appalachian Digital, located here in Kingsport.
Have questions or want to learn more about me? Give me a shoutout on FB, Insta, or Twitter. I hope to meet you soon!