Ben Smith

It has been my joy and privilege to serve the church through teaching and worship leading for over 20 years, and as a pastor for almost 10 of those. I live my life with the desire to be completely satisfied in Christ alone and share His saving grace and renown with those around me. For the past 4 years, I have served as the Pastor of Worship and Discipleship and as an Elder at Grace Church Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

A Life without rights

for the glory of Jesus’ Name

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About Me

I met my wife at Boyce College, the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Louisville KY, and we have been married for almost 15 years. God has blessed us with 2 amazing daughters. Cecilia is 13 and Rosie is 11. We are a family full of foodies who love to play games and serve the church together. I was born and raised just outside of Atlanta, GA but after doing ministry in Boston, California, and Abu Dhabi, I am not sure I would still be classified as a true southerner anymore. I am still a tried and true diehard Georgia Bulldogs fan, but my accent and culinary preferences reflect my varied life experiences.  The greatest desire of my life is to see and savor the glory of Jesus Christ.