Rev. James L. Smith M. Div, Senior Pastor
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Senior Pastor James L. Smith M. Div


Pastor Smith has been married to the former Hazelene Terrill for over 40 years, They have three adult children and eleven grand children.

 Church Affiliation

Rev. Smith is a member of the Palmer Grove Baptist Church in Kingstown, N.C. where he has served as its Senior Pastor for over 40 years.

 He is former Moderator of the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Association.  He served as Vice Chairman of the Evangelism Committee of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. He is a member of the National Baptist Convention, U.S. A., Inc.


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.

 Pastor James L. Smith has also done Study Tours in Israel, Egypt and Greece.

Civic Organizations

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