C. Michael (Mike) Smith has served as a pastor of Christ Community Church since the beginning of 1988. Mike is an Associate Pastor and is over our Serve ministry and our Congregational Care Ministry. He has experience in pastoral counseling, premarital counseling, Bible teaching, discipleship, mercy ministry and pastoral care.
Mike holds a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Prior to entering ministry, he earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Western Kentucky University (WKU). While at WKU, Mike met Dr. Bill Lane, a professor in Philosophy and Religion. It was Dr. Lane who recognized Mike’s gifts of mercy and love for people and encouraged him to go into ministry. In 1976, Mike joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) and served for two years as a campus pastor before entering seminary. He served as Youth Pastor at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee for seven years before coming to Christ Community Church
Mike married his wife, Rinda Lockett Smith in 1977. Mike and Rinda have three married children now and five grandchildren to date.
Mike is author of a premarital counseling workbook entitled Getting Ready for a Lifetime of Love which was published in 1999. He has helped provide premarital counseling for hundreds of couples entering marriage.