Pastor Nicholas A. Smith
Pastor Nicholas A. Smith is the Executive Assistant Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, working hand-in-hand and assisting pastor-teacher Bishop David G. Evans.
Saved at the age of nine, Pastor Smith knew that he was called to ministry. Throughout his teen years, God prepared him by sending him to minister, teach, and preach in prisons and churches.
Then, under the dynamic teaching and mentoring of Bishop Evans, Pastor Smith was licensed to preach in November 2001 at the age of 19 and ordained as reverend in October 2004. His fervent desire for biblical wisdom and his realistic approach to teaching and preaching God’s Word allow him to appeal to groups of all ages.
"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord. Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant." (Jeremiah 1:5-10)
In December 2003, Reverend Smith became the Executive Assistant Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church. Along with assisting Bishop Evans, his responsibilities include overseeing the ministries of the church, which includes Evangelism, Business, Family, Youth, Hope, Volunteer, Outreach, and Education. He also serves as the Director of the Young Adult Ministry and as Director of Youth for the Abundant Harvest Fellowship of Churches.
It is Pastor Smith’s desire to preach a life-giving word for souls to be saved and to teach a life-altering word to build up individuals in the Christian community to fulfill their God-given purpose.