Matt, Erica & Brianna Smith
Matt Smith has been the senior pastor of Refuge Church since 2007. Under Matt’s leadership, Refuge has experienced expansion & growth in a number of ways. In 2009, Refuge launched their Food ministry that has now grown to feed 600 families a month. In 2012, Refuge Church established a program that provides intense leadership & mentorship for individuals called into ministry. So far the program, LEAD Team has graduated 15 students.
Matt & his wife Erica feel a strong call to pastor the city of Jonesboro. God has opened a door of opportunity for Matt to sit as the chair of the Ministers for a Better North Jonesboro – a committee to improve the conditions of high risk areas of the city. God has called Refuge to seek unity among the churches of Jonesboro. Refuge Church consistently gathers with other city churches to worship, serve and impact the our community.
Matt and Erica have a beautiful daughter named Brianna. Their family enjoys lake trips, Cardinals baseball and cheering for the ASU Redwolves!