Reverend David Smith
“Reverend Smith has three decades of serving Methodist churches. Pastor David experienced God’s call to the ministry in high school. Witnessing the dedication of his father, an ordained Methodist minister, who was a Duke Divinity School professor was a major influence in David following the calling. David is an Eagle Scout. He grew up attending Trinity United Methodist Church in Durham, North Carolina.
Since 2015 David has been our Senior Pastor. David is an ordained Elder in Full Connection. His pastoral experience has come through serving churches in Connecticut, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
He started his education in Durham City Schools where he graduated from Hillside High. He attended Wake Forest University where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Religion. Rev. Smith graduated from Yale Divinity School where he earned a Master of Divinity degree.
Rev Smith and his family have roots in Upstate South Carolina. David enjoys tennis, sports, and a recent interest in gardening.
Pastor Smith has deep faith in our Lord as Healer and Savior. He believes Christian Discipleship is the keystone to a more meaningful relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Tom Chambers, Music Director & Assistant to the Pastor
Tom has a B.A. in Music Education from Lander University and a Masters and Ed.S. degree from Clemson University. He served in the public-school system for 39 years as a teacher, coach, and school administrator-his last 21 years as principal of Bryson Elementary.
He has served in ministry at ARUMC for 40+ years as youth pastor, Sunday School teacher, and music director. He currently serves as Music Pastor and Assistant to the Senior Pastor, and Sunday School teacher.
Tom also composes contemporary Christian music and records his songs with The Catching Zs Band. Their songs can be heard on Jango.com-an internet radio station that can be heard around the world. He also writes a Christian-based weekly blog for The Catching Zs Band Facebook page. His blogs are posted weekly on Sunday and Wednesday.
Anthony & Lindsey Esposito, Youth Coordinators
Lindsey and Anthony have been serving with the youth for two years here at Augusta Road UMC. Both are local teachers and coaches and are passionate about serving the youth in this community. Previously, Lindsey worked with the youth while in college and is looking forward to continuing her service here at Augusta Road.