Bobby Smith - Lead Pastor
Pastor Bobby was saved at the age of 13 and called to preach at 14 years old. He quit school at 16 years old and went to work to help put his single mother, who was raising 7 children through nursing school. He was 17 when she graduated. He took his GED and had his diploma before his graduating class. He joined the Army in the 548th combat engineers. Met his beautiful wife Ruby at age 18. They celebrated 40 years of marriage in August 2015. They have 7 children and 9 grandchildren. They came to the then Barrow Worship Center as youth pastors in 2008 after being invited by our former pastor Charles and Enis Reese. Pastor Charles is his spiritual father and began picking his family up for church when Pastor Bobby was 13 years old. When it was time for Pastor Charles to retire it was a natural transition to pass the torch to Pastor Bobby. God is truly blessing us all as we continue to chase Him! Won't you come run with us?
John Smith - Associate/Worship Pastor
Pastor John was alled to preach at age 14 and soon after began preaching at local churches as well as taking the position of President of the White county FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). He moved on up to youth pastor at age 17. He pitched both for Junior Varsity and Varsity baseball teams for White County High School. He received a full scholarship to Emanuel College to pitch on their ball team and took pitching lessons from folks like John Smoltz and others on the Atlanta Braves team. He has been dynamic in youth ministries bringing the Word through the Anointing of the HOLY Spirit in exciting, revealing, and relevant ways. Pastor John is the father of three wonderful and talented children, Jayden, Asa, and Ashton. Pastor John has been tried as by fire and found faithful and is an incredible asset to our church family as our Associate Pastor.
Dennis & Ann Forrester - Student Pastors
Pastor Dennis is a born again Christian, who gave his life to God when he was 20 years old while attending church in Alpharetta, GA. He has remained dedicated to serving he Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for over 30 years. Ann Forrester, Dennis's wife, gave her life to God when she was only 12 years old, and has remained steadfast in her pursuit of God for over 40 years. Dennis and Ann have been married for over 32 years. They have two adult daughters, and three grandchildren (one of whom lives in Heaven).
Pastor Dennis and his family attended a non-denominational, full-gospel church for over 30 years. During this time, Dennis served in many roles including trustee, deacon, adult Sunday School teacher, associate pastor, and senior pastor.
Dennis and Ann joined Covenant Life Sanctuary in 2015, and they are currently serving as Student Ministry pastors.