|Rev. James L. Smith M. Div, Senior Pastor|
Senior Pastor James L. Smith M. Div
Pastor Smith has been married to the former Hazelene Terrill for 40 years, They have three adult children and six grand children.
Rev. Smith is a member of the Palmer Grove Baptist Church in Kingstown, N.C. where he has served as its Senior Pastor for 36 years.
He is a graduate of Shelby High School. He is also a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible College in Hendersonville, N. C. where he earned an associate Religion Degree. He earned a Bachelor of Religion degree from Mid-Atlantic Bible College in Rock Hill S.C. He is a graduate of Gardner Webb University School of Divinity, with a Master of Divinity Degree.
Life Member of the NAACP of Cleveland County
Member of GWU Christian Service Organization Board
Member of Partnership for Change Group (Clergy,Cops, and Community leaders)
Served on Cleveland County Hospice Board
Served on Dover YMCA Board
Served on CODAP Board
Served on PKY Board