Rev. Dr. Tommy P. Smith, affectionately known by many as “TPS”, three initials which reflect the “Teacher, Preacher, Servant” that he proudly represents. Dr. Smith leads with passion as Pastor of Divine Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia. He is a Georgia native who moved to Florida as a teenager, where he entered the United States Air Force in 1981 and completed over 24 years of honorable service.
After retiring from active duty, Dr. Smith continued to serve in uniform for an additional 11 years, as Aerospace Science Instructor, Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, Indian River High School. In this capacity, he mentored and trained high school students/cadets in leadership development, communication skills and human behavior. Dr. Smith is “apt to TEACH” (2 Tim. 2:24), “ready to PREACH” (2 Tim. 4:2), and always willing to “SERVE” (Mark 10:44). Dr. Smith’s spiritual anointing and selfless attitude allow him to operate under the Savior’s Authority as Tommy Patrick Smith—TPS—Teacher Preacher Servant!
Dr. Smith is married to the fashionable former Brenda Peoples of Gainesville, Florida and they are blessed with one lovely daughter, Shannon. All glory belongs unto Him Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Eph. 3:20).