David and Linda Smith have been married for over 30 years, and have 5 children – David is also the Executive Senior Pastor of Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.
700 Blessed Way
Southlake, TX 76092
David and Linda Smith have been married for over 30 years. They have five children: Candace (married to Ethan), Matthew, Delores Sidler (married to Scott), Rachel Turner (married to Nathan) and Andrew (married to Juline), and three grandsons, David, Ethan and Charley.
David has an unchurched background and is from a broken family. He was never really taught about the Christian life or about the incredible love God bestowed when He sent His only Son to sacrifice His life. When he was in high school, he was a musician in a rock band and lived on the wild side. A few of his closest friends shared with him how he could find happiness and fulfillment in knowing God through Jesus.
Because he was desperately trying to find the “meaning of life,” they invited David to go with them to a summer camp in Oklahoma called Falls Creek. It was there that for the first time in his life David heard the true message of Christ. “When the opportunity came to pray and receive Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord, I knew that is what I needed,” said David. “The decision to become a follower of Jesus was the greatest decision I have ever made! That was in August 1967.”
David now serves as the Executive Senior Pastor of Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.