Hello! My name is David Smith and I am the Pastor of Worship and Global Partnerships here at GPBC. My wife, Ruth, and I recently moved to Portland in March 2016. I am originally from northern Indiana and Ruth is originally from South Carolina. Since getting married in 2015 we have lived in Kentucky, Texas, Indiana and now, Oregon! Needless to say, we are thankful the Lord has called us to Portland where we can put down some roots for years to come.
I have the wonderful privilege of having a dual role in our community. Not only do I get to serve by helping people follow Jesus together through worship ministry, I get to do it as well through our global partner ministry. I love seeing people come to a fuller understanding of who Jesus is and what that means for our daily life. It is wonderful to be a part of a community that seeks to magnify Jesus in everything we do. We aren't perfect, but we serve the One who is perfect and who is transforming us day by day into His image.
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking as a family (Ruth and me and our dog, Sinopaw), watching great movies, NFL football, NBA basketball, listening to great music, reading, exercising.