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, the late Pastor Greg Powe, to pray about relocating to Tampa, Florida. This was a time to totally trust, rely and depend on God. 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.
In February 2015, the Lord spoke to Pastor Smith about planting a ministry and this was shared with Pastor Powe. In August 2015, Pastor Smith was honored to receive the “Father’s Blessing” to become Pastor and Founder of Revealing Truth Ministries Outreach Christian Center; an Independent-Affiliate Church. On Sunday May 1, 2016 the first service was held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Ocala.
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 trained to serve the Kingdom of God.
Pastor Latasha D. Smith
Pastor Latasha Smith served on the Pastoral Staff, alongside her husband at Revealing Truth Ministries in Tampa, Fl under the leadership of the late Pastor Greg Powe and Pastor Deborah Powe from 2010-2016. During this time they served 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 is 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. She served as Intercessory Prayer Director, Community Outreach Coordinator and Director of Women of Virtue Women's Ministry.
In 2009, Pastor Latasha was the recipient of the Women of Distinction Award for Ministry and Community Service.
She 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 since 2006.
Her greatest blessing is marrying the love of her life, best friend and biggest supporter, in 1996. She is also mother to their 3 remarkable children; Deonte', Brandon, and Chastity; each serving the Kingdom of God alongside their parents.