Dr. Tommy P. Smith is Servant-Leader/Pastor of Divine Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia. He is a Georgia native who moved to Florida as a teenager where he entered the U.S. Air Force in 1981 and completed over 24 years of honorable service. After retiring from active duty, he continued to wear the uniform for another 11 years as an AFJROTC Instructor, where he mentored and educated high school students in leadership development and management. Dr. Smith is "able to teach" (2 Tim. 2:24), "ready to preach" (2 Tim. 4:2), and always willing to "serve" (Mark 10:44). Dr. Smith's spiritual anointing and selfless attitude allow him to operate under the Savior's Authority as "Pastor TPS" (Teacher-Preacher-Servant).
Dr. Smith believes education is a life-long process, and he studies diligently to show himself approved unto God. He has earned educational achievements from various colleges and universities throughout his career. Some of his educational achievements are: Instructor Technology, Military Science, Avionics Technology, Personnel Administration, Occupational Education, Organizational Leadership and Management, and Doctor of Ministry. Dr. Smith is a visionary leader who inspires others to pursue and achieve their fullest potential according to Ephesians 3:20: “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His Power that is at work within us.”