Steve Smith grew up in Gainesville, Florida, and has lived in North Carolina for the last twenty-six years. Earning his undergraduate degree at Auburn University in Economics, and his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, Steve served as the youth pastor at Jarvis Memorial UMC for 14 years, and has a heart for young people. He developed his passion for missions working with teenagers. As the Lord redirected his call, ministry took a different turn. He was appointed as senior pastor at Bethel UMC, serving there 7 years. His next appointment was at Salem UMC, where he served for 5 years. Steve was appointed to Trinity UMC in June 2016. Pastor Steve loves to introduce people to Jesus and help them grow in their knowledge and love of Christ. He is committed to missions that reach out locally and beyond. Steve loves to body surf and is an avid swimmer.