Born and raised in the Columbus area, Bishop Gerald L. Smith has both passion and vision for this community. Over the past 35 years, he has pastored three churches and functioned as overseer for numerous other churches and ministries here, as well as Seattle, Washington, and Fredrick, Maryland.
For Bishop Smith, to pastor Kingdom Alive Word Church means "establishing an outpost of worship, prayer, healing and deliverance" in this rural area.
He is a consecrated Bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ, he possesses a forward vision of bringing the entire Body of Christ together---regardless of denomination--- through joint outreach and prayer efforts. That vision also includes:
- ordaining elders where needed
- raising up sons and daughters to conquer territory for the Kingdom of God
- preparing a people for the coming of the Lord
- and helping others to live their best lives by bringing the Word of God ALIVE in their hearts.