Pastor Michael Smith
Pastor Michael Smith and his wife Debbie have a passion to serve Christ with all their hearts. They are honored to now be a part of the community of Starke where they are serving Starke Community Church.
Michael grew up in the church but didn’t truly come to the saving grace of Jesus Christ until the age of 26. It was at that time where he truly surrendered to God’s perfect purpose for his life. A few years later, Michael met the love of his life, Debbie and they’ve been married for almost 19 years. They have three awesome kids, Rebekah, Leah, and Elijah.
Michael felt the call to serve God full time while practicing as an attorney. He felt such a draw to win souls and preach the gospel that he gave up his practice and received his credentials and ordination through the Assemblies of God in 2009. They have served as children’s pastors for many years and they know that children are not only the future but the present! Mike and Debbie have gone on and attended multiple missions trips and have a love for the lost that extends locally, stateside, and internationally.
When Michael’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, watching Marvel movies, fishing, watching the Red Sox and Patriots, good Chinese cuisine, and shopping. (Just kidding, he hates to shop)!