Pastor Paul Smith and his wife, Janet, began attending NCC in 2007. He was ordained an elder in 2011 and a pastor in 2013. His greatest desire in life is to encourage believers to come to a personal revelation of the reality of the living Christ. He loves to encourage God's people to pursue their God-given purpose in all areas of their lives. The Smiths have been married for 40 years, have three children (one of which has graduated to heaven) and two grandchildren. His favorite pastime is catching speckled Trout and Redfish on the Emerald Coast of Florida.