Rev. Rodrick A. Smith, Pastor
Email: revrod828@att.net
 
Pastor Rodrick A. Smith is a native of Shreveport Louisiana, where he attended elementary school and high school.
 
Pastor Smith received Christ in May of 1969 at the age of seven, was baptized and became a member of Zion Baptist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
He graduated from Green Oak High School in 1979. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1982, completing initial orientation training and testing in the United States Military Police. Pastor Smith graduated from the Tenth Marine Artillery Training School in 1984.
 
In 1996, he graduated from the United Theological Seminary and Bible College, Monroe, Louisiana, receiving a Bachelor of Theology Degree. He received his Masters of Theology Degree from that same Seminary on May 23, 2003. Pastor Smith continued his biblical studies at the E. K. Bailey Ministries Inc. of Dallas, Texas, receiving Certification in Expository Preaching in July of 2004.
 
Pastor Smith preached his initial sermon in 1991. He was ordained by the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Benton, Louisiana in 1993. He pastored Bethlehem Baptist Church, Bellevue, Louisiana from 1994 until 1999. Pastor Smith was the former Pastor of Galilee Baptist Church, Plain Dealing, Louisiana from June 5, 1999 until he was called to pastor Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Saginaw, Michigan in May 2001.
 
He is happily married to the lovely Irma Gates-Smith and they are the proud parents of Angela.
 

Pastor Smith Believes:

  1. The Holy Spirit and the Word of God should guide the church.
  2. The Pastor and the Official Staff should work together in complete harmony.
  3. There should always be Prayer Meetings and Bible Studies.
  4. The Local Church should make a difference in the lives of its members and make an impact in the community in which it is located.

Pastor Smith's favorite scripture is found in Romans 8:28:

 
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose."