Reverend Matthew Smith has served under appointment in our North Alabama Conference for more than 15 years and has served churches throughout the conference. Reverend Smith graduated from the Candler School of Theology in 2003 and was ordained as Elder in 2007. He completed his CPE through the Pastoral Care Specialist program with (then) Pastoral Care and Counseling (now United Counseling). While Reverend Smith loves all kinds of mission and ministry opportunity, he has particular interests in preaching and liturgy, student ministries, connecting with the community and bridging the gap between culture and our church.
Married to Mary Ann and father to two children (Tristan and Tara), Reverend Smith can frequently be seen with his guitars and with his "canine pastoral associates", Jake, Trixie and Scarlet.