PASTOR LINDA SMITH
Teacher, Preacher, Administrator, First Lady and Dynamic Woman of GOD! Reverend Linda Smith is GOD’s vessel of grace, poise and power. She loves the Lord and is dedicated to the work of the ministry and kingdom building. Pastor Linda shares in preaching and teaching responsibility at New St. Mark, where she works in partnership with her husband and the love of her life, Dr. Larry Smith. In 2011, she developed Sunrise Sister’s, a quarterly worship experience for women that continues to grow and offer women of all ages an opportunity for fellowship, and to praise and worship GOD in their own way.
Licensed in 2004 and ordained as a Gospel preacher in 2006, she has grown into a powerful preacher and prolific teacher. With the help of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Linda strives to deliver a clear and relevant Word so that people can learn to apply it to their everyday situations. A graduate of Marygrove College with a BA in Secondary Education, she later pursued and received her Masters of Theology from Ashland Theological Seminary.
Pastor Linda is a praying, anointed woman who has faithfully served in ministry at New St. Mark Baptist Church for over 34 years. She strives to maintain a standard of excellence because she knows that we serve a most excellent and awesome GOD who deserves our best. She believes that if we first seek the kingdom of heaven and all of its righteousness, everything else will follow. She stands her spiritual ground and balances her life commitment on Romans 8:28, knowing that all things work together for the good of those who love GOD and are called according to His purpose.
She and Pastor Larry are the parents of four saved daughters, who are all college graduates and are serious servants within the Body of Christ. They are blessed with four son-in-laws and ten grandchildren.