Bio

Paul M. Smith

Paul M. Smith

EDUCATION
High School: Graduated at J.D. Darnell, Geneseo, Illinois 1969
College: Lincoln College, Lincoln, Illinois – Associate of Arts 1972
Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois – Psychology & Sociology
Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa – Bachelor of Arts 1975
Graduate School: Dubuque Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa – Master of Divinity 1980

VOCATIONAL INFO.
1990-2009 Psychological Counselor for Crossroads Counseling
2008-2009 Pulpit fills and speaking engagements
2004-2008 Pontoosuc Community Church, Pontoosuc, Illinois (Independent)
2000-2003 Denmark Congregational Church, Denmark, Iowa
1997-2000 KOKX Radio-Withers Broadcasting, Keokuk, Iowa
1997-2000 Hamilton, IL Public Schools – substitute teacher/discipline overseer
1995-1996 Manager of WZBN Radio Station, Keokuk, Iowa
1982-1995 United Methodist Church, Hamilton, IL
1978-1982 United Methodist Church, Terre Haute, Illinois
(all churches listed – position held was Pastor)

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE
Preaching: A exegesis (Biblical source) not a isogesis (topical) preacher
Worship: All aspects of worship are important as a tool of revealing the reality of a living Christ.
The traditional should be blended with the love of Jesus Christ.
Evangelism: I believe in a personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior.
Sacraments: I have served in churches that celebrate communion weekly, monthly, and quarterly. My
only concern is that the sacrament be Sacred and not be treated lightly.
Administration: I have served the United Methodist, Presbyterian, UCC, Quaker, Independent, and was
allowed to serve the Eucharist in the Roman Catholic Church to the order of Dominicans.
I am adaptable to the tradition of the family gathered. I have helped write a constituion for
a newly formed Independent. I worship no denomination but God, the Father, Christ the
Son, and Holy Ghost.
Teaching: I have taught “Through the Bible” course in every church served. I believe any good teacher must be a good student. I believe the Bible is the Holy Word of God.