Pastor david smith

Rev. David A. Smith started his ministry with Tibitha Church of God on December 1, 2016.  He and his wife, Marilyn have been married for 36 years.  They have two children.  Rachel lives in Bloomington, Indiana and works at the Indiana University Library.  Nathan lives in St. Louis, Missouri and will be getting married in August, 2018.


Prior to coming to Reedville, Virginia, David was the senior pastor at Royal Chapel Church of God in Hickory, North Carolina for eight years.  Previous to that he was the senior pastor at First Church of God in Cassopolis, Michigan for five years.  David graduated from Anderson College (now Anderson University), Anderson, Indiana with a B.A. in religious studies and mathematics.  David met Marilyn while attending Anderson.  David received his Master of Divinity from the Anderson University School of Theology.


David has also worked as a Cost/Estimator, Purchasing Agent and CAD/CAM Programmer over the years.


Marilyn currently works at the Northumberland County Public Library as the Children's Director.

PASTORAL THOUGHTS

July 17, 2020


I shared the following in a previous mailed letter I sent to members of Tibitha Church of God and wanted to share it with others, because we do need to realize that no matter what we experience God is with us.


Psalm 46 begins with these words, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea” and ends with “the LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress” Psalm 46:1-2,11 (NIV2011).  Those are powerful words and words that we can trust.  

 

It may seem that the earth is giving way and the mountains are falling around us with the pandemic and the violence that is taking place around us.  But with the Lord we don’t have to fear because he is with us.  He sent his son to be with us and now we have the ever-present Holy Spirit.  When we have those times of fear when need to remember the words written in this Psalm.  When you are feeling fearful open your Bible and read Psalm 46.  The Holy Spirit will speak to your spirit as you read those words.  


Pastor David Smith