Jeff, Michelle, Matthew, Samuel, &Caroline
My name is Jeff, and I surrendered to the ministry my freshman year of college and began serving at Calvary Baptist Church Cisco as youth minister. I served at Calvary for 5 years and was called to First Baptist Church Crosby where I have served for the past 32 years as youth minister, education, administration, missions and evangelism. While serving at FBC Crosby, God brought Michelle Smith into my life. We married and began serving alongside each other. God has placed a clear calling in her life to minister and care for others. She is a gifted teacher, organizer, and event planner. She has a deep love for all people and all ages. Together we have served in 15 countries on 4 continents, with the majority of those in Spanish speaking countries and many of those in Honduras.
The Lord blessed us with three amazing children who lovingly joke about being born into the ministry. Matthew is 16 and a fun loving, intelligent young man who loves to play guitar and sing. Samuel is 13 and has a servant’s heart and a strong sense of justice. He loves reading, Legos, Nerf and video games. Caroline is 10 and never meets a stranger. She is fun loving and loves animals.
While on a 1-month trip to Honduras to immerse in Spanish and seek mission opportunities for FBC Crosby, we decided to visit 61 Isaiah in hopes of partnering with Shannon and the ministry. We found a kindred spirit in ministry with 61 Isaiah ministries. Combined with a deep love for the people of Honduras, God began to give us a clear call to serve in Honduras and a clear direction to join with 61 Isaiah in reaching the Lenca.