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About Ken Smith Ministries

Welcome to Ken Smith's bio page. This page will give you some information about Ken. It also contains pictures you can use when it is of service to you.

Brother Ken
Brother Ken

His Bride, Donnelle
His Bride, Donnelle


  • He is married to Donnelle.
  •  He has two children, Karen (married to Alan) and Richard (married to Julie)
  • He has five grandchildren, Daniel, Caroline, Alexis, Brooke and David

Church Ministry

  • Active in the Florida Baptist Convention 
  • Former member of FCA Board of Trustees
  • National Speaker for FCA
  • Ken Smith Ministries


  • Pastored churches in Mississippi and Florida
  • Staff Evangelist at FBC Starkville MS, FBC Newnan GA, Northside Baptist Church Columbia SC and FBC Leesburg FL
  • Preached in preparation for Billy Graham events
  • Preached in youth camps and for FCA
  • Preached for men's events and revivals in churches


  • Mississippi State University, Graduate Specialist Degree, Starkville, MS
  • Southern Baptist Seminary, M.A. in Religious Education, Louisville, KY
  •  Baylor University, B.A. in Religion and
    Communication, Waco, TX
  • Starkville High School, Starkville, MS

Other Interests

  • Former Team Chaplain for Florida State University, University of South Carolina, Mississippi State
  • Author of Several Books
  • Writing
  • Reading

Psalm 59:16b "...each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing  love!"


" Ken Smith relates to high school and college athletes better than anyone I know with regard to Christ. His enthusiasm jumps out at you. Many an athlete FSU turned his life around due to his association with Ken."

- Bobby Bowden former Head Coach at FSU

“ The Lord has blessed Ken Smith with the gift to motivate and inspire every age group to take their God-given abilities to a higher level. I believe Ken is truly one of the outstanding motivational speakers of our time."

- Richard Bell former Defensive Coordinator Air Force Academy

“ If Ken Smith writes a book or talks on leadership, I am listening. It will be humorous, creative, and strong in biblical principles. "

- Dean Hood Defensive Coach University of Kentucky

“Ken Smith...a man of character.. leader of men...”

-Ken Rucker former Running Back Coach University of Texas

" When Ken Smith teaches I listen and learn.”

- Dal Shealy former President of FCA

 “ I have known Ken for 25 years.. he was my pastor and chaplain for teams I have coached. He is a proven leader whose unique ability to communicate through storytelling and humor will captivate you as he shares simple truths about leading and winning. He is a special man with a a special message. "

- Brad Scott Clemson University