Our Team 

Jeffrey & Nicola Smith
Lead Pastors

Jeffrey & Nicola Smith are the Lead Pastors of Strong Tower Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Strong Tower is a thriving congregation located just south of Washington D.C. It is 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 a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. 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 internationally for his expertise in consulting leaders and helping them realize their untapped potential.

In addition, Pastor Smith serves as Director of Cornerstone Global Network under the leadership of Bishop Michael Pitts. It is a network of over 80 churches throughout the United States, Mexico, and the U.K.

Nicola Smith was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She is a graduate from Bowling Green State University with a BA of Science degree in Education. Nicola’s professional portfolio includes a variety of teaching experiences from elementary through postsecondary education. She also homeschooled her own children for 10 years. In addition, she served in the Army National Guard for 8 years as an Administrative Assistant.

Nicola received Christ as her Lord and Savior at a campus bible study led by her friend Jeffrey Smith, whom she married shortly after graduating college. Nicola has served alongside her husband in ministry for over 20 years. Her huge heart of compassion fuels her desire to build God’s kingdom and be an agent of healing and transformation. Nicola is passionate about ministering to women and equipping them to to live life free and fulfilled in Christ. She is also motivated to see children grow in faith and become everything that God has created them to be. Ministry opportunities have also taken Nicola to Mexico, Latvia and India. Nicola sees her life as a grand adventure that continues to unfold with excitement and possibility.

Pastors Jeffrey & Nicola have been married since July 11, 1992 and have three amazing children Lauren, Kristin and Jeffrey Michael.

Jonathan Theodore

Creative Arts Director

Tiffany Haynes

 Ministries Director

Janae Wilson

Children’s Ministry Coordinator’s

Dondrae Maiden

Next Generation Coordinator

Alex Ballard

IT & Media Manager

jay jennings

Facilities Manager

Sena Tsikata

Executive Assistant

Christopher Wilson

Administrative Assistant