Thomas Smith has been the pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church since 1981. Pastor and Mrs. Smith moved from Texas to St. Clair, Missouri in January of 1977, when Bro. Smith was asked to serve on the church staff as an assistant to the pastor. Under the direction of Pastor Smith the church has experienced God’s blessings for nearly three decades, expanding the ministry in many ways.
In addition to providing consistent pastoral leadership to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Pastor Smith has also traveled extensively preaching the gospel. He is a frequent speaker in revivals and Bible conferences across America. His overseas travel has taken him to more than twenty countries, including two extended stays in the former Soviet Republics where he was involved in training preachers for the gospel ministry. Along with teaching and preaching, Pastor Smith has published numerous Bible study materials, including two daily devotional book which have benefited thousands of families around the world.