About Our Leadership & Staff
Pastor Jeffrey J. Smith, Jr. is a native of Pittsville, Maryland and graduated from the Salisbury Baptist Academy in 1986. As a young adult, Pastor Smith emulated his father’s vocation and became an electrician. He was accomplished in this profession and established and managed a successful Electric/HVAC Mechanical business for many years.
Pastor Smith has been married for 27 years to his lovely wife Amy; and they are the proud parents of eight wonderful children. Their family has gained two sons-in- law and five grandchildren up to now. Prior to God calling Pastor Smith to full time ministry, he and his family faithfully served the Lord where ever the Lord would have them, i.e., Bus Captain, Music Ministry, Children’s Ministry etc.
In 2006 Pastor Smith became the Youth Pastor of the Beacon Baptist Church. While still serving as the Youth Pastor, and holding down his Electric/HVAC Mechanical business, he graduated from the Southern Indiana Baptist College in 2007, and was Ordained at the Beacon Baptist Church in 2008.
Following God’s calling, in 2011; Pastor Smith transferred his business to a family member and relocated to Michigan accepting the full time Pastoral position at the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. In 2014 he returned to Delaware, accepting the position as Senior Pastor of the Beacon Baptist Church.
Pastor Smith is a strong man of God and has an enthusiastic outgoing personality. Through his sincere loving and caring for people, he encourages unity. Since his tenure, the Lord has greatly blessed the ministry with souls being saved, baptized and/or relationships being rekindled with the Saviour. His preaching is beyond reproach and it is always from the book of truth, The Bible. You will be challenged. You will be blessed!
Our Young Adults leaders
Phil and Stephanie Rockwell
The Beacon Baptist Church 32263 Beacon Baptist Rd, Rt 26, Millville, DE 19967 (302) 539-1216 Jeff Smith, Pastor