Mother Edith Smith was married to the late Emeritus Pastor Paul Smith on October 2, 1982; they were blessed with five children and six grandchildren. She was educated in the state of Virginia and received a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has been converted from her sins, justified by faith, sanctified through the blood of Jesus, and baptized in the Holy Ghost and with fire.
Mother Edith Smith was a member of Mount Olive Holiness Church. Since their calling into the ministry she has witnessed and experienced miracles and healing. As we know, God calls one but gets two. As a husband and wife team, they ministered in the Northern Neck Region at Mount Olive Holiness Church for over twenty years.
Because of their continuous dedication and listening to the voice of God, they joined the Nation Fellowship Churches of God, Inc. under the leadership of Apostle Ivan L. Grant Sr., and Bishop Forrest Nance, Jr. Listening to God and the Holy Spirit, Bishop Nance and Emeritus Smith formed Faith Temple Church.
Mother Edith Smith desired more knowledge and wisdom and because of this, Emeritus Pastor Paul Smith and Mother Edith enrolled in the National Fellowship Churches of God Bible Institute. Their wisdom, knowledge, and experiences have been valuable instruments in the first year of Faith Temple’s existence. Mother Edith Smith serves as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher of the adult class. Both Emeritus Smith and First Lady Smith were living examples of Christ’s love for mankind through their dedication to saving souls.
In 2016, The Late Emeritus Pastor Paul Smith and Mother Edith Smith join the ranks of our growing Alumni. Their dedication to the completion of the curricula confirms that one’s passion for a greater knowledge through the advanced study of God’s Word has no age confines. Pastor Paul holds the distinction of being our most senior graduate while Mother Edith serves on our Board of Christian Education.
In October of 2021, Mother Edith Smith temporarily became Interim Pastor of Faith Temple NFCOG, Inc
She Serves as Pastor from October 2021 until April 2022.