Minister Robert Randy Smith is a native of Watkinsville, Georgia. He is the son of Mrs. Sarah H. Smith and
the late Mosell Smith Sr. He is married to the former Zena D. Preston, and they have one son, Randall.
Minister Smith received his high school diploma from Winder-Barrow High School, Winder, Georgia. He received
a B.S. Degree in Agronomy from Fort Valley State College in 1983. He attended the Piedmont District Convention Bible Institute,
an affiliate of the Virginia Union University Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology.
He began his Christian life in the Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Watkinsville, Georgia. After moving to
Martinsville in 1985, he became a member of the Jerusalem Christian Church (D.O.C.) He has served the church in the following
capacities: Church Chairman, Church Vice-Chairman, Trustee, President of the Disciples Men, Church School Teacher, Deacon and
Elder. He is a member of the Jerusalem Christian Church Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund Committee.
Minister Smith preached his initial sermon on July 1, 2001. He was licensed by the Piedmont District Convention
on July 26, 2002 and ordained by the same body on July 25, 2003. He currently serves as the President of the Piedmont District
Convention Ministers' Fellowship. He serves the Regional Church of Virginia as a member of the Personnel Committee.
He has served the community as a 4-H Adult Leader, Martinsville Henry County 4-H Adult Leader Unit President,
Martinsville Boys' Club Adult Leader and served on the Virginia Extension Leadership Council. He is currently an active member
of the Martinsville Henry County NAACP and a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
He is employed by the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, and he
has been with this agency for over 28 years. He presently serves as District Conservationist. He has served as the Black Special
Emphasis Program Manager, and as Vice-President of the Virginia State Civil Rights Team. He received the United States Department
of Agriculture National Community Service Award in 1993 for the Southeast Region. This was one of seven awards given on a
national level. He has served in various areas in Virginia with the United States Department of Agriculture before coming to
the Martinsville and Henry County area.