Our Minister

Meet Minister Lance Smith, who spreads the good news about God’s love every Sunday.  He also has a wonderful singing voice and includes a song with his weekly sermon.


Minister Lance Smith is a lifelong resident of Durham and really enjoys being a part of the community.  He is the editor of The Forum, the weekly newspaper for Durham, and is very busy working as a pastor and editor.  He has a daughter, Juliana, 16, and the church also has the benefit of Minister Smith’s mother, Gertrude, who has been in Durham for over 75 years.

Minister Lance Smith also has the following experiences in Durham:

  • 13 years on the Durham Recreation and Park District Board
  • Durham Unified School District Board Member (2010 to present)