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Pastor David & Gaynell Smith

Founding Pastors

Pastor David Smith is a native Californian who from a young age gave his heart to Christ and felt a call to ministry. At age 20, he enlisted in the Air Force, where he later served 18 months in the Philippines. From there, he was transferred to Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo where he met Gaynell, a native San Angeloan. They were married and began an exciting life of ministry together.


After serving various ministry roles, David and Gaynell felt God leading them to plant a new church in San Angelo, thus Word of Life was born. Thirty years later and they are still leading the fellowship they started with the same energy and enthusiasm they had at the beginning, with no sign of slowing down. Pastors David and Gaynell have been married 42 years, have two adult sons - David Jr. and Jason - and four grandchildren.

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