Pastor Welton T. Smith IV is God's "threshing instrument" raised up in the Northwest Detroit and Downriver area, for "such a time as this." Running with God's vision, he is seizing the Kingdom of God by force. Blessed with a fierce, bold and uncompromising delivery, Pastor Smith fervently elucidates the Word of God by his utter dependence on the Lord, a passion for souls, and his determination to hold fast to integrity. The radical, unpretentious preaching and teaching style of Pastor Smith has transformed the lives of many men, women, boys and girls.
Pastor Smith was born on September 19, and raised in the Metropolitan Detroit area. As God would have it, he accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at a young age and has not looked back. The evidence of God's hand upon his life was witnessed early, and Pastor Smith quickly became a servant of the Lord, leading bible study, Sunday School classes, and youth activities. In January 2002, he was officially licensed to the preaching ministry and later ordained in February 2006.
Pastor Smith, led by the Spirit of God, was lead to launch out and do something out of the ordinary. God was ushering in a new thing; He directed Pastor Smith to birth a church that operated under Kingdom Authority, rather than man-made traditions. Out of those divine orders, the New Life Family Church was born in Resurrection Sunday, in April 2007. Since the time of its inception, New Life has become a life-changing experience for all who have encountered it!
Pastor Smith walks in a powerful anointing to reach the unreachable, the broken, the wounded, and the rejected. He has earnestly committed to demonstrating unconditional love to all that God sends his way. And as a result, people of all ages are consistently being enlightened and empowered to live a New Life!