About the Author

My name is Jeffrey Michael Smith, although most people who know me simply call me Jeff. I grew up in Georgia and spent about thirty years of my life there. I’ve also lived in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky. I’ve lived in houses, apartments, dorm rooms, and one small double-wide trailer (after being displaced by a hurricane named Katrina). I’ve been married, widowed, married again, and become a father. Along the way, I’ve worked in warehouses, offices, churches, and various other settings both secular and religious.

I’ve been teaching the Bible and leading church ministries for about 30 years, and I’ve been in full-time vocational ministry for over 16 years. Since 2007, I’ve served on staff at Hurstbourne Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, where I currently serve as their Administration and Discipleship Pastor. My work there basically involves (1) helping our people understand, follow, and teach the Bible; and (2) overseeing our church’s operations, which is a less glamorous yet very necessary part of church ministry.

I’ve earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Georgia and a master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I’ve taught courses on Bible teaching and Christian education ministry for Campbellsville University and trained Sunday School and Bible study leaders for the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

I enjoy reading, writing, running, and hanging out with my wife, Emily, and our two kids, Seth and Chelsea. You can contact me through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or at onyoursidetoday@outlook.com.

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