Pastor Bryan & Mary Smith

Dr. Bryan Smith is known as a bold, expository preacher of God’s Word with a passionate desire for others to become uncompromising bondservants for Christ. He has a heart for meeting people where they are in their spiritual journey, while seeking to help elevate them to new places of spiritual growth in their relationship with Christ. He has also served as the pastor of First Baptist in Van Buren, Arkansas, and Innerarity Point Baptist in Pensacola, Florida.

He and his wife, Mary, have served the Lord together in ministry for more than 25 years and have been blessed with two children, Katie and Parker. In addition to his role as a pastor, Dr. Smith has served in positions of responsibility at both the state and national levels including as a Trustee for LifeWay Christian Resources, President of the Pastor’s Conference for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, 1st Vice President of the Pastor’s Conference for the 2004 SBC, organized and led in amending the constitution of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention to adopt the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message as the convention’s official doctrinal guideline. He is a graduate of Mobile College (BA), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (D. Min.)