We are the Smith family, called by God to be missionaries to the country of American Samoa. We feel so blessed that God has chosen to use us and our desire is to reach Samoan families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We pray that our story can encourage you and that you come alongside us on this journey.
I grew up in a Christian home in Dayton, Ohio. I am the 2nd of 4 children. My parents took me to church faithfully and helped me to develop a love for God. I thought that I was saved at the age of 5 but began to doubt as I grew older. In November 2006, at the age of 16, I made sure I was saved and placed my trust in Jesus. I surrendered to preach the gospel at a youth camp when I was 19. I got many opportunities to teach and preach at our church as I got older, but God began to show me that there was something else He had for me. Sarah and I knew each other for years because of going to the same church, but did not begin to date until 2009. In 2013 we were married and continued to serve together in various ministries at our church, Cornerstone Baptist Temple. In May 2022, after years of asking God to lead us to where He wanted us, Sarah and I walked to the altar and prayed, and we felt God calling us to missions. We began to search for where He desired for us to go. As we researched countries and prayed for God to show us where to go, we got the chance to speak with a former missionary to American Samoa and a current missionary. They both told us of the opportunity to serve in an already established church and the need for a missionary there. We began to pray and God has shown that American Samoa is our next home.
"In November 2006, at the age of 16, I made sure I was saved and placed my trust in Jesus."
God has blessed us with 5 beautiful children, due to privacy concerns, we have chosen not to share details about them on this page.
"In 2011, at a youth camp, I surrendered to the call of missions."
I was blessed to grow up in a Christian family. I am number 4 out of 5 children. My parents were faithful at taking us to church and teaching us biblical truths. At the young age of 4 I made a profession of faith, but later I realized that I was unsure of my salvation and made assurance of salvation as a young adult at our youth camp. In 2011, at a youth camp, I surrendered to the call of missions. Zach and I were married in 2013. It wasn’t until years later, while serving in our local church, that God began to finalize that call. We are so excited to serve the Lord alongside our 5 children in American Samoa.
Baptist International Outreach
PO Box 587
Jefferson City, TN 37760
Cornerstone Baptist Temple
1707 Ohmer Avenue
Dayton, OH 45410