Pastor John David Smith of in God's Hands MinistriesPastor John David Smith hails from Pendleton, South Carolina. He graduated from Pendleton High School (Pendleton, SC) and enlisted in the US Army Reserves upon graduation. While serving as an Army Reservist, he attended the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC), where he majored in Music Education and Music Theory/Composition. He then attended USC-Upstate, where he pursued a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Social Psychology. He has four stepchildren and two grandchildren.

Pastor David accepted God's call to preach in 2000, and has been in the pastorate since October 2001. His love for God's people and his desire to follow Christ, led him to resign from the denomination he loved. In order to fulfill God's calling upon his life, he was ordained District Elder, by the authority of General Bishop Wilbur Johnson, Jr., and General Overseer, Dr. Armenia Johnson, and along with his lovely wife, Robin, they founded In God's Hands Ministries, Inc. in January 2007.

Pastor David accepted God's call to preach in 2000, and has been in the pastorate since October 2001. His love for God's people and his desire to follow Christ, led him to resign from the denomination he loved. In order to fulfill God's calling upon his life, he was ordained District Elder, by the authority of General Bishop Wilbur Johnson, Jr., and General Overseer, Dr. Armenia Johnson, and along with his lovely wife, Robin, they founded In God's Hands Ministries, Inc. in January 2007.

Pastor David has taught private piano lessons, and for eighteen (18) years, took time each summer to teach Band Camps throughout South Carolina and North Carolina. He is a lifetime member of the Kappa Kappa Psi Professional Honorary Band Fraternity, Inc, serves on the board of two nonprofit organizations, is a public speaker/mentor to youth groups and adults, a published poet, and distinguished member of the International Society of Poets. His first book of poetry is entitled “The Presence of Knowing”. He now adds playwright to his list of distinctions, as his his first Christian stage play entitled "Heaven Help Us!" was performed by T.G.I.F. (Thank God I'm Faithful) Productions in March 2019, He is currently working on three additional books, as well as, his second stage play, his first Spoken Word CD and a gospel CD. Pastor David is a family man, an entrepreneur and a community activist who continues to use his gifts for the betterment of God’s people.

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