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Our Pastor

Rev Mark R. Smith

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In 2021 after twenty years of ministry in the Church of the Nazarene, I retired.  My wife Colleen and I relocated to Virginia. The move brought us closer to our son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. At that time, we were trying to figure out what retiring meant. Our goal was to encourage and volunteer at the church the Lord sent us to. 

Colleen and I remember the first day we visited Connecting Pointe, “a retired pastor.” Our reception by the church family that day was perfect. We had so many people come and welcome us. It was a good first day that we still talk about. Pastor Greg and Lynn, Pastor Joe, and Jenn have blessed and encouraged us by including us in church ministry.  

Soon after the Pastors were chatting about doing a Bible study together. I suggested the Celebrate Recovery Step Study (12 steps). We completed the Pastor Step Study in November. We had a great time of fellowship and growing closer to the Lord.

After we completed our Pastor Step Study I asked if any of the church family would like to go through the Step Study. I was blessed by two men and 4 women who agreed to meet for Step Study.

On January 12, 2023, we started Celebrate Recovery which consists of large Group followed by small group.  

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

2 Peter 3:18

Other Ministries
I am leading a great group of volunteers at our Letha Pittman Compassion Center at Connecting Pointe. We have a Food Bank and Clothing Closet on the 2 nd and 4 th
Wednesday of each month.

With Acts 1:8 as our guide. 1:8   But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be  [a] witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Pastor of

Connecting Pointe Church 

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