Pastor david smith

Rev. David A. Smith started his ministry with Tibitha Church of God on December 1, 2016.  He and his wife, Marilyn have been married for 36 years.  They have two children.  Rachel lives in Bloomington, Indiana and works at the Indiana University Library.  Nathan lives in St. Louis, Missouri and will be getting married in August, 2018.


Prior to coming to Reedville, Virginia, David was the senior pastor at Royal Chapel Church of God in Hickory, North Carolina for eight years.  Previous to that he was the senior pastor at First Church of God in Cassopolis, Michigan for five years.  David graduated from Anderson College (now Anderson University), Anderson, Indiana with a B.A. in religious studies and mathematics.  David met Marilyn while attending Anderson.  David received his Master of Divinity from the Anderson University School of Theology.


David has also worked as a Cost/Estimator, Purchasing Agent and CAD/CAM Programmer over the years.


Marilyn currently works at the Northumberland County Public Library as the Children's Director.

PASTORAL THOUGHTS

November 12, 2019


The ads and commercials for Black Friday have started and there are stores that are already having Black Friday sales.  But what about the day before Black Friday, Thanksgiving.  As we approach the Holidays the focus is on the sales, when our focus should be on giving thanks to God for what he has done for us.


When I did search of the scriptures using the phrase "give thanks" the most popular phrase that came up was: "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good and his love endures forever."  We have a God that is good and loves us more than we could ever comprehends.  He loves  us so much that he sent his son, Jesus , to die for us.  He loves us so much, he sent the Holy Spirit to be always with us.  He loves us so much we are never apart from him.


As we approach Black Friday let's remember the day before and be thankful for all that God has done for us.


Happy Thanksgiving.  



Pastor David Smith