Pastor Matthew K. Smith
Rev. Matthew Kendrick Lamar Smith was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was educated in the South Carolina School System. After graduating from high school, Rev. Smith joined the United States Marine Corps where he faithfully served his country for five (5) years. In June 2008, he married the love of his life, Yolanda Cotman; together they have two daughters, MaKaila and Jalayah.
In October 2009, Rev. Smith heard a voice, whisper to him, “It was time to go to war again.” This time, however, it wasn’t for Uncle Sam. It was the voice of “God” telling him that he needed him to fight and win souls for him. In January 2010, Rev. Smith preached his initial sermon and was licensed at Liberty Baptist Church in Charles City, VA under the leadership of the Rev. James Johnson.
On March 23, 2011, Rev. Smith became the Associate Minister at Shiloh Baptist Church, Williamsburg (in Croaker), Virginia, under the leadership of Shiloh Baptist Church Pastor of 31 years, the Rev. Wilbert E. Warren. Rev. Smith’s “Ordination Service” was held on January 15, 2012 at Shiloh Baptist Church; he then served Shiloh as Pastor-Elect.
Since July 1, 2012, he has been serving as the Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church after the Retirement of former Pastor Warren on June 30, 2012. Rev. Smith was installed as the Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church on July 29, 2012.