Sunday, September 27, 2020
Happening Now

The Calling: Meet Reverend Christian Smith

Following the call to ministry after receiving a sign to lead while a teenager.

All across the Upper Cumberland, there are everyday people who are lead to do more than everyday things.

Reverend Christian Smith grew up in Murfreesboro, one of five sons of a minister. He always had a good church background growing up, but never considered going into ministry until his teenage years. Around the age of 15, he asked God for a sign, and should one appear, he would devote himself to ministry. That Sunday, he was asked to preach a service for a Youth Sunday at his church at the time, and it was then that he surrendered himself to ministry. He would then become ordained for the first time at the age of 19, and eventually would begin to travel while pastoring at various churches. He joins Denna Hornby to share his journey which has led him to Cookeville where he is now the pastor of Cookeville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.