Church/Ministry Name : Cross Mountain Fellowship
Location: Manchester, KY
Ministry Description/Vision: The Lord has been doing a tremendous work in my life and has placed in my heart a new work. Impact Outdoors is a ministry the Lord placed in my heart several years ago and the direction and ministry of Impact has led to many opportunities to minister to children and families through outdoor adventure and activities such as: archery, kayaking, hiking, camping, and many more outdoor opportunities. In 2016 the Clay Co Industrial Board gave Impact approximately 180 acres of property for an RV Campground which was completed in 2020. The vision God implanted in my heart is to plant a church on the campground property (Cross Mtn Campground) that would allow more outreach and ministry to take place to those who need Jesus. The vision includes, small groups, mixed worship, campground ministry, youth ministry, mentorship to at risk youth, and the whole gauntlet of the Ministry of Jesus Christ. Impact Outdoor Adventures became a 501c3 organization in 2016 and has been active in ministry before and since then. Impact has worked with several different Churches and Civic Organizations in and outside our area and plan to continue to do so in the future. We have a great rapport with churches and the community in our area. Impacts primary focus has been on youth and young adults alike who love the outdoors and being involved in outdoor activities. Over the last few years God has used Impact to reach many for the Lord Jesus and continues to do so today. I feel God's call to take the next faith step in planting a new church in Clay Co that will continue to involve Impact but also give the community a place to worship and be a part of God's work in His Church. Impact is in the process of constructing a 60x40 building that would be for multiple uses such as the following: church fellowship and worship, housing and implementing Impact youth activities, community building, small group facilitation, campground ministry, and other Faith based activities that Glorify the Lord Jesus and build His Kingdom. God has and is blessing His Work on Miracle Mtn and we understand His calling to start and continue His Work in a new and fresh way. Bottom line is I and a small group of those who love and follow Jesus desire to continue His Work by walking in faith and offering a Fellowship that Loves God and Loves people. We desire to carry out the Great Commission to Go and make Disciples.
Spouse: Kimberly R Smith
My wife Kimberly and I have been married for 28 years and have two adult children. Kendric T Smith, who is a deputy Sheriff here in Clay Co. He is married to Danielle who is an RN at Manchester Advent Health. Both attend church as their work affords. Kendric and Danielle recently were blessed with their first child (Sutton Taylor). Our second child, Hannah T McKensie resides in Mt Sterling Ky where she works for Sterling health as a Dentist. Hannah is married to Tanner McKensie, who works as an Engineer for Bluegrass Engineering in Lexington Ky. Tanner and Hannah have a son, Elliot who is our first grandchild. Tanner and Hannah both serve at Living Waters Church in Mt Sterling where Hannah leads worship and Tanner assists with building and grounds. Kim and are extremely blessed to have children and their spouses who love and serve the Lord Jesus. I graduated from CCBBC in 2008 with a BA in Pastoral Ministry and from The University of The Cumberlands in 2014 with a MA in Christian Studies. I also am employed by CRBH in Manchester as a case manager for disabled individuals. My wife Kimberly works for UK as a Community Health Worker. Kimberly and I were both born and raised in Clay Co Ky, and our hearts are steadfastly here and feel called to serve in this and the surrounding communities.
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Primary Language: English
Worship Attendance: 52
Total Membership: 63
760 Miracle Mtn Rd, Manchester, KY 40962
Ministry & Prayer Update
The Lord continues to move within His Church and I faithfully follow. The church is growing weekly and new people are attending. Pray that I and the church care for and love them as we are called to do. Pray as we begin the construction of our new facility that we are faithful to use wisdom, be patient, and do everything for His Glory. Pray that the church doesnt become focused on the building and construction, but that the focus remains on what God is doing and is going to do in His church. Pray that as I lead the congregation that I have wisdom to keep focus on God things and not only good things, as this is the first time i have been a part of a building project.