Justin and his wife Katie have had the privilege of attending Grace Community Church since 2013 after moving from the Southeast Florida area. The Smiths have been married since 2003, and they have been blessed with six daughters, who all currently reside at home. Justin and Katie’s twins, Kylie and MacKenzie, are on the cusp at this moment of preparing to head off to college leaving behind their younger siblings Maddie, Sarah Grace, Rosalie, and Karys to finish their education. Katie has dedicated her life to creating and fostering a Christ centered home where she has been committed to loving her husband and training their girls. Justin has worked in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry since graduating from college with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and later a MBA.
After being saved by God’s grace through the faithful expository preaching and teaching of God’s Word, Justin was blessed to be surrounded by faithful men and faithful churches that took seriously the call to actively live out the command in 2 Timothy 2:2
“The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
As a result, God cultivated in the heart of Justin a passion for His local church, and God has used the local church to equip him for the works of service. He is graduate of our Shepherds Institute here at Grace Community Church. Furthermore, Justin is passionate about not only the current generation, but also the future generation of the local church. He truly believes along with our church that our college aged congregants are not the church of tomorrow but that they are a vital part of the church of today. Consequently, he has the opportunity to work directly with our college aged ministry, Telos, putting into practice those same principles that were critical to his own maturing in Christlikeness.
One of Justin’s favorite text from Scripture is Romans 5:8:
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”