• Written by Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Ordination Marks New Chapter in John Smith’s Ministerial Life


(photo left to right) Bishop John Williams places a clerical collar around Rev. John Smith’s neck.

West Michigan Christian News Connecting the West Michigan Christian Community

When he walked into Living Word Christian Center in Southeast Grand Rapids on a recent Sunday afternoon, Dr. John W. Smith's black clergy shirt was unbuttoned at the top. Later, he left the building wearing a clerical collar. Wearing the collar signals a new chapter not only in Smith's life but also with the presbytery that ordained him and the ministry he now serves under Bishop John Williams. As such, Smith has found himself juggling several ministerial balls. With his ordination, Smith is now vice president of Central Bible Ministries International (CBMI), a nonprofit ministry based in Grand Rapids founded in 1981. CBMI's ministry focus includes missions, building churches, schools and orphanages and providing sanitation and vocational training in Tanzania, Liberia and Kenya. Williams is the CBMI's president and CEO.

For the rest of the story, click here.

John Smith is with PastorCare Great Lakes - West Michigan

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Archive
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square

PastorCare never charges a fee for services. It is a purely faith-based, non-profit 501©3 ministry. PastorCare is supported by donations, gifts and a volunteer network of caregivers and service providers. Retired pastors, missionaries and volunteer lay-persons encourage and assist pastors and their families who contact PastorCare. Our goal is to meet the need and revitalize God’s ministering servants to continue the call to serve.

  • Facebook Black Square

2014-2021 © Signature Studios

The (2014) PCN website was dedicated to the memory of Rev. G. David Korsen, who gave of his expertise, time and passion to create the first PCN website. He served as Communications Director from March of 2009 until his graduation from this life on April 23, 2013. Dave’s caring heart and infectious laugh were the entry to the deep well of God’s grace that flowed through him — the essence of PastorCare.