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Joey  Smith

Joey Smith

Associate Pastor of Evangelism and Missionsoffice: 337-239-3733mobile: 337-423-1801

Joey has served as a pastor at East since 2019. Prior to moving to Leesville he served as a youth minister in Grand Prairie, TX and as a college ministry intern at the church where he grew up in Swartz, LA.

He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe and also earned the M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He repented and trusted in Christ for forgiveness of sins when he was fourteen years old. In the summer of 2012 Joey began to feel the Lord calling him to preach the gospel. In that same year he married his best friend, Maura.

Joey’s passion is to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. His desire is to equip and encourage the church to engage the lost; boldly proclaiming the gospel, for it alone is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (Romans 1:16).

The Lord has blessed Joey and Maura with two precious daughters, Mitchell and Margaret, and another daughter due in August of 2022.