Pastor Carlos Smith
Pastor Smith is a powerful teacher and preacher of the Word of God and he is a leader who has a true heart for God's people. He accepted his call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 2002. Pastor Smith learned the inner-workings of the church, and the importance of being a man of integrity under the mentorship and guidance of Pastor Anthony Tyler, of Higher Ground Community Church. After 7 years of faithful service, God spoke to the heart of Pastor Smith to step out on faith and begin Living Water Worship Center in 2010. After serving as Pastor of this great ministry for 2 years, God then reminded Pastor Smith of the story of Jacob wrestling with the Lord all night, and afterward God changed Jacobs name to Israel. It was then that God spoke to Pastor Smith and transformed this ministry into "The Truth Church." God had already blessed the church through miracles, employment, and healing, but reminded Pastor Smith that great growth was on the horizon. Since the change, the people of The Truth Church have continued to see Gods miracles happen in their lives and the church has continued to grow every facet of ministry.
Pastor Smith does not consider himself any greater than any other person. He believes that God could have used anyone to carry the mantle of this ministry, but he is forever grateful that God chose him. Pastor Smith is a man of great experience and has the gift to connect with people of all walks of life. He believes that men and boys need healing and mentorship in order to stand in their rightful place as leaders in their communities. God has called him to be a teacher, and leader among men. Pastor Smith works daily to fulfill the call and responsibility God has on his life. Pastor Smith is also man of faith who values his family dearly. He is married to the lovely Okemia Smith and they have 4 beautiful daughters through their union. Glory be to God! They live in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago.