Pastor Jeffrey & Nicola Smith
Lead Pastor

Jeffrey Smith is the Lead Pastor at Strong Tower in Fredericksburg VA. Strong Tower is a vibrant church located 59 miles from Washington D.C. Since its beginning in 1995, the church has been a place of restoration and hope for people from all walks of life. Today it continues to make significant impact throughout the central Virginia region and around the world.

Pastor Smith’s communication style is passionate, practical, and engaging. His focus is on reaching people with the empowering message of Jesus Christ, developing leaders, and building the local church.

Pastor Smith received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Bowling Green State University and was subsequently employed by IBM as a marketing representative. Following IBM, he worked for National City Bank in Toledo, Ohio, as a Trust Administrator/Officer and became head of the Corporate Trust Department. After his corporate experience he served in pastoral ministry for nearly twenty years under Bishop Michael Pitts at Cornerstone Church in Toledo, Ohio. In addition, Pastor Smith serves as Director of Cornerstone Global Network under the leadership of Bishop Pitts. It is a network of over 80 churches throughout the United States, Mexico, and the U.K.

Pastor Smith has a passion for helping pastors and leaders push their vision forward. As president of JSS Consulting Inc. he helps today’s leaders reach new heights in ministry. He is also a certified executive coach through the world renowned Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara, California. His extensive corporate and ministry background has made him uniquely qualified to assist pastors and leaders in reaching their next level. After years of working with pastors and leaders he has developed keen insight in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, systems implementation, and enhancing staff productivity. He is sought after for his expertise in consulting leaders and helping them realize their untapped potential.

Pastor Jeffrey Smith has been married to Nicola since July 11, 1992 and they are the proud parents of Lauren, Kristin, and Jeffrey.

Pastor Jeffrey & Nicola Smith

Pastor Jeffrey & Nicola Smith


Heather Posthumus
Director of Involvement


Thaddeus Randolph
Director of Pastoral Care


Darmel D. Branch-Williams
Executive Assistant to Pastoral Care Director


Tammi Kyle
Executive Assistant to Lead Pastor


Amanda Randolph
Executive Assistant to Family Life Director


Alex Ballard
IT & Media Manager


Jay Jennings
Facilities Manager