Bishop Stuart Smith is humbled to be the Pastor of Gospel Light Church of God in Christ Jesus Apostolic, Inc., located in Newark, New Jersey. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Evangelist Lucile Smith for 51 years and is blessed with three wonderful children; Elder Craig Smith, Minister Suzanne Smith and Sister Nekisha Smith, grandchildren: Brother Jaden and Sister Gabrielle Smith.
Bishop Smith received his call from God as a young man in 1966. He then began to totally commit his life to God through service in the Ministry. As an energetic and zealous young man, he worked diligently as an Evangelist preaching and ministering to those who were not saved. As a true servant leader, he ministered to the sick, the heartbroken, poor and needy; he stood in the gap and interceded on behalf of the people for their own deliverance.
As Bishop Smith continued to labor in the ministry, God called him to higher service. One night he had a vision where a man in the person of Isaiah placed a Bible in his hand and said, “Send no one, but go yourself.” Bishop obeyed the call and later established the Gospel Light Church. He is currently the Presiding Bishop of the Gospel Light Churches where he overseers churches in New Jersey, Florida and Canada. Bishop demonstrates the ability to lead proficiently, the aptitude for building, and the vision to move the church to the next level of ministry in the 21st century.
As the Pastor of Gospel Light Church for 40 years, he is determined to stand his ground and defend it for the cause of Christ. As he continues to labor naturally and spiritually, he is learning to be more grateful and appreciative of God’s blessings upon his life.