Pastor Stephen F. Smith was a member of Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ in Memphis,Tennessee for eight years. He fell in love with God, and God's Word and soon after he accepted his calling to the Gospel Ministry in 1994. Pastor Smith became a licensed minister in 1996,not long after that he was ordained as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ by one of the world's greatest preachers, the Presiding Bishop G. E. Patterson. Elder Stephen F. Smith served Temple of Deliverance COGIC in many different capacities such as secretary for both the Ministerial Alliance and the Elders' Council, Personally serving Bishop Patterson in several different Security/Armor-Bearer Capacities, Altar Coordinator for the Major Services, and Planning Committee Member and Director of Transportation for the internationally reknown,"Soul Winners Conference", where he was exposed to many of the world's premier ministry gifts.

Pastor Stephen F. Smith was also blessed to be the featured speaker at several major Sunday services at Temple of Deliverance C.O.G.I.C., a church of 15,000+ members where the late Presiding Bishop G. E. Patterson was Pastor and Founder. Pastor Stephen F. Smith's exposure to the late Bishop G. E. Patterson's, (Former Presiding Bishop of The Churches of God in Christ, Inc)., amazing ministry fostered his desire for excellence in ministry.

He was led to establish Greater Destiny Ministries Church of God in Christ in July 2001, and to establish Greater Destiny's web ministry in April 2002. Pastor Smith was led to rename Greater Destiny Ministries COGIC to Sure House Church, Inc. in 2006. Sure House Church, Inc. will launch on April 15, 2007 in Collierville,Tennessee. Pastor Smith was officially installed as a Pastor in the Church of God in Christ, Inc.by the Bishop Jerry L. Maynard, who is the Jurisdictional Prelate of Tennessee 4th Ecc. Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ, Inc.and the former Chief Operating Officer of the Churches of God in Christ, Inc. Sure House Church, Inc. seeks to reach scores of people regardless of their denominations, cultures, and ethnicities! Sure House Church, Inc. is a Bible-Believing Spirit-Filled Ministry that will endeavor to reach the lost at any cost! Pastor Smith greatly appreciates all of the great spiritual lessons that he has learned from his upbringing in the Church of God in Christ, but he is mindful to stay abreast of those who are on the cutting edge ministry who are from other reformations and denominations.

Pastor Smith envisions the web ministry to essentially become a "church without walls", that will reach all the corners of the earth. Sure House Church, Inc. which is still in its infancy, is committed to staying on the cutting edge! Pastor Smith's goal is to bring relevant life-changing and life-enhancing preaching & teaching to the Body of Christ. Pastor Smith is a Preacher's Preacher and a cutting edge thinker that is intent on reaching the lost and teaching the found. Pastor Smith believes that cutting edge thinking and innovation will lead to breakthrough results. Pastor Smith will endeavor to make Sure House Church, Inc. a warm place where everyone including sinners are welcome.Pastor Smith is intent on reaching the 65% of this nation that is unchurched and he is seeking Faith Partners from around the world to help support these efforts!

Pastor Smith believes that our entire nation and the rest of the world is primed for a tremendous move of God. Pastor Smith will soon launch crusades to cities across the nation.Pastor Smith is frequently called upon to speak in the business and educational communities. Pastor Smith was recently the Commencement Day Speaker for a recent local Urban League Graduation and he was the Communion and Ordination Speaker for the 18th Annual Holy Convocation of the Tennessee 4th Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. Pastor Smith has also recently spoke for a group from The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, and a group from the National Black MBA Association. Pastor Smith is a cutting edge speaker and thinker who is abreast of a plethora of issues! Pastor Smith has had his thoughts or messages showcased by Black and Christian.Com, The Washington Post, The Commercial Appeal, The Collierville Herald, Memphis Minority Business Magazine, and several other media outlets and books! Pastor Smith's messages can be viewed at Preach Steve.Com, & BlessedFolks.Com. Pastor Smith also has several blogs which can be viewed at Preach Stephen.Com , Pentecostal Place.Com , and COGIC Memphis.Com. Pastor Smith is also setting Twitter ablaze at www.twitter.com/nextlevelsteve.

Pastor Smith is married to Deborah Boyce Smith, together they have a daughter Stephanie D. Smith. Pastor Smith has a daughter from a prior relationship, Tristan. Pastor Smith received his formal education from Central High School in Memphis,Tennessee. Pastor Smith attended college at Memphis State University, and C.H. Mason Bible College. Pastor Smith is the Editor of the Black Church Page and the Best Car Man Page of US Black.Com and he coordinates several other Popular Web Entities across the Internet. Pastor Smith has several upcoming book and media broadcast projects on the table! Pastor Smith can be contacted for engagements or consultation at 901-238-SURE, or via E-Mail at ssmith@thesurehouse.com .