Pastor Brian Smith was born in 1978 and grew up in Lancaster, Texas. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point, NY) in June of 2001. That same month he married his high-school best friend, Kellye. Brian and Kellye have been married for fifteen years and have been blessed with five beautiful children. Addison (age 9), Abigail (age 7), Hudson (age 5), and Avery (age 3). Also not pictured in this photo is Kennedy, who went to be with Jesus in February 2006 at the age of two after battling cancer for her entire life.
Pastor Brian has served as the lead Pastor at First Baptist Church of Ferris, Texas. Prior to coming to FBC Ferris, Brian served as a High School Pastor at First Baptist Church of Red Oak, Texas, and as a Youth Pastor at Hampton Road Baptist Church in DeSoto, Texas. In addition to his pastoral ministry, Brian is also a Major in the United States Army. From 2001 to 2010 he served on Active Duty at assignments in Germany, Kosovo, Texas, and Oklahoma. Since 2010 he has served in the Army Reserves. He holds the rank of Major and will be promoted to Lt. Colonel in 2017.