Kurt M. Smith is the pastor-teacher of Providence Reformed Baptist Church. He has served in the Gospel ministry for 30 years, where he’s had the joy and privilege to preach and teach God’s Word across the southeast in multiple churches via itinerant evangelism and in the service of pastoring three local churches in his native state of Georgia. Likewise, in 1996, he traveled to Great Britain, ministering God’s Word for a season in Sheffield, Yorkshire – “doing the work of an evangelist” in schools, workplaces, homes, and churches. Kurt holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Luther Rice Seminary and is the author of Piety, Passion, Paradox: The Life and Legacy of Basil Manly, Sr. published by Free Grace Press, Remembering Luther’s Fight, Holding Georgia for Geneva, and co-author to The Gospel Heritage of Georgia Baptists: 1772-1830 – each of these works are published by Solid Ground Christian Books. He is also a contributing author to the multi-volume series, A Noble Company: Biographical Essays on Notable Particular-Regular Baptists, published by Particular Baptist Press. Presently, he’s working on a new biography which covers the awakening ministry of George Whitefield. In his further labors, he also serves as Chairman for the Publications Committee of the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA). The most shaping influences for Kurt in Christian living and pastoral ministry, in subjection to God’s sanctifying work by the light of His Word, are John Owen (1616-1683), Jonathan Edwards (1703-1757), George Whitefield (1714-1770), J.C. Ryle (1816-1900), C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892), and Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981). And second only to his saving conversion to Christ, Kurt’s greatest earthly blessing is his beloved family: his wife, Lorrie, and their three children: Nicole, Owen, and Sean. Apart from family and pastoral ministry, Kurt’s pastime indulgences are deer hunting, playing guitar, and reading both history and biography – especially if it’s in the context of the War Between the States.