Pastor Walter E. Smith, Sr. began his orgins in Hallsboro, North Carolina. As the son of a preacher, he began his service to God's people as an Ordained Deacon in 1988; he accepted the call to ministry in 1989 and became a Minister in the Baptist Church in 1991.

Pastor Smith was drafted into the US Army and is a retired Warrant Officer and Vietnam Veteran. 

Pastor Smith has fathered over 10 Sons and Daughters in the Gospel Ministry. He served as Senior Pastor and Pastor at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Germany for 14 years. His true service to God's people also led him to organize foreign missions in Ghana, Africia. 

Pastor Smith has an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC and earned a Bachelor of Religious Education from Bethea Institute of Biblical Studies, Fayetteville, NC, where he was also class Valedictorian.

Pastor Smith is married to his helpmate and our Co-Pastor, the former Patricia Ann Kennedy. They have five adult children: Bernadette, Jessica, Cynthia, Walter, Jr, and Queen Ester, six grand children.

Our Pastor is a true servant of God. He is best described in the words of scripture:
"For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant is the Lord's freeman; likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant." 1 Corinthians 7:22