Pastor Steven R. Smith
Remarkable administrator, avid educator, trusted confidant, ambitious visionary and dedicated family man all describes the integrity and strength of Steven R. Smith. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he was called to ministry at an early age. Pastor Smith was a member of New Birth United Church of God from 1992-2007 where he served in various ministries prior to becoming the Church Administrator.
Pastor Smith attended Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama where he received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1993 and a Masters of Science in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University in 1998. He is also a Certified Professional Coder through the American Academy of Professional Coders. He has over 20 years experience in healthcare care management and higher education. This has allowed his ministry to extend beyond the four walls of the church.
In 2001, God revealed to him that he was called for an even greater work of ministry. God gave only a glimpse of the vision for what was then known to him as Anointed Word Ministries. During a time of prayer in October 2007, God would reveal the Vision and Mission of Anointed Word Outreach Christian Center. In June of 2010, God gave instructions to His Spiritual Father, Pastor Greg Powe, to ask him to pray about relocating to Tampa, Florida. This was a time to totally trust, rely and depend on God because of the ministry that was already established. However, within five months, God had opened a door and Pastor Smith and his family relocated to Tampa, Florida. While the move wasn’t easy, it was necessary. This was a time to not only serve, but to sit under the anointing and glean from the tutelage of his Spiritual Father. The family served faithfully at Revealing Truth Ministries for over 5 years.
In February 2015, the Lord spoke to Pastor Smith about returning to Pastor a congregation and this was shared with Pastor Powe. In August 2015, Pastor Smith was honored to receive the “Father’s Blessing” and start Revealing Truth Ministries Ocala, Florida. On Sunday May 1, 2016 Revealing Truth Ministries -Ocala launched it's first service.
Above all, Pastor Smith embraces his first ministry and true love, his beautiful wife Latasha (Pastor T) and their three anointed gifts; sons, Deonte’ and Brandon and daughter, Chastity. Each of them being trained to serve the Kingdom of God.
Pastor Latasha D. Smith
Pastor Latasha Smith serves on the Pastoral Staff, alongside her husband Pastor Steven R. Smith at Revealing Truth Ministries in Tampa, Fl under the leadership of Pastors Greg and Deborah Powe. As Staff Pastors, they serve as Marital and Pre-Marital Advisors and Directors of the In-Touch New Members and Guest Connection.
Prior to God directing the family to relocate to Tampa in 2010, Pastor Latasha (or Pastor "T" as she was affectionately known) was First Lady of Anointed Word Outreach Christian Center (AWOCC) in Atlanta, Ga., where she and her husband served as Pastors and Founders. During this time, she served as Intercessory Prayer Director, Community Outreach Coordinator and Director of Women of Virtue Women's Ministry.
In 2009, she was the recipient of the Women of Distinction Award for Ministry and Community Service.
Pastor Latasha received her Associates Degree from Atlanta Metropolitan College in Early Childhood Education and Bachelors Degree from National-Louis University in Applied Behavioral Science. She has been a Realtor for the past 8 years.
As The Smith Family has trained and served faithfully in Tampa for the past 5 years, the Lord has directed, and their Pastor has blessed, them to relocate to Ocala in preparation for their Spring 2016 ministry plant; Revealing Truth Ministries in Ocala, Florida. On May 1, 2016 Revealing Truth Ministries Ocala launched it's first service.
Her greatest blessing is being the wife of 19 years to her best friend and biggest supporter, Pastor Smith. She is also the mother to their 3 remarkable children; Deonte', Brandon, and Chastity; each of who unselfishly serves the Kingdom of God alongside their parents.