Theophilus T. Smith Sr., son of Aretha Bernice Jackson and the late John Henry Smith, was born on February 15, 1967 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He is the proud husband of Patryce Yvonne Smith; father of Brandon T. Smith, Lamar JaQuez Henderson, Shaliyah Iman Terryce Smith and Theophilus T. Smith Jr.; and the grandfather of seven grandchildren. He was educated in the Dollarway Public School District and attended the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff after high school. He started his career as a machine operator with Camden Wire and Central Moloney for twenty-five years, reaching the position of Production Supervisor. He is currently employed as a Commissioned Officer with the Pine Bluff School District, as a Lead Officer.

In September 2007, he was led by the Holy Spirit to fulfill his calling as a minister of the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST and received his license of ministry from New Town Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Melvin D. Graves. Pastor Graves taught him to stay studious to the Word and in constant prayer.

In 2015, Pastor Smith was elected Pastor of Eudora Missionary Baptist Church and served diligently until his resignation in 2017. He returned to his home church New Town Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as Associate Minister under the leadership of Pastor Xavier Diamond. Pastor Smith has also served as the Director of Vacation Bible School, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, member of the Mass Choir, as well as many other roles within the church.

On Monday, April 15, 2024, Pastor Smith was elected as Senior Pastor of New Town Missionary Baptist Church and installed on May 26, 2024 at 3:00pm. Pastor Smith believes that God will strengthen him and equip him with whatever he needs to lead New Town Missionary Baptist Church in the direction that our Father wants us to go. His focus is on JESUS the CHRIST and reaching the lost so that they may know Him and His Saving Power.

One of Pastor Smith’s favorite scriptures:
1 Corinthians 13:13
“and now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three;
but the greatest of these is charity.”