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David Smith

Assistant Pastor

Pastor David Smith comes to Temple Terrace United Methodist Church after serving in youth ministry for 15 years throughout the Florida Conference. Before entering ministry, he designed and managed golf courses; after God called him to ministry, David acquired his BA in Church Ministry and then followed it with an MDiv in Church Ministry.  

In 2001, David married Jennifer – who’s way out of his league – and in 2006, they were blessed with a vibrant, little boy named Josiah Michael. The Smiths live in Temple Terrace, and Jennifer serves as the executive director for Crosswinds Wesley Foundation on the campus of the University of South Florida.

David limits his life to four specific passions:

- Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who do not know Him yet.

- Spending time with Jennifer and Josiah.

Great barbecue.

- Playing golf (and apologizing to homeowners for errant shots).

Feel free to join him in any of these pursuits!