Tom Smith was raised in New Jersey and came to Christ as a teenager through the youth ministry at the Presbyterian Church his family attended in 1972. As he studied God’s Word and was taught through the messages of Pastor Al Martin from Trinity Baptist Church, God opened his eyes to understand the Doctrines of Grace and the sovereignty of God in all things. He also was convicted of Baptist principals, and was “rebaptized” and became a member of Trinity Baptist Church in 1975. He then moved to Virginia in 1977 and became a member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Dale City, Virginia. He continued to learn and grow through the ministry of the church and its pastor, Robert Gifford. Over the past 40 years as an active member of the church, Tom has been involved in organizing and teaching Sunday school for children and adults, organizing Vacation Bible School, and as a song leader and choir director. He was recently ordained as an elder of the church in March 2018. He and his wife Margaret have four children and six grandchildren.