Smith pastor at New City Fellowship

The Rev. Kevin M. Smith, a native of West Philadelphia, Pa., and most recently the senior pastor of multi-ethnic Pinelands Presbyterian Church in Miami, has been installed as senior pastor of New City Fellowship Church, 2424 E. Third St.

He succeeds founding pastor Randy Nabors, who retired, at the cross-cultural Glenwood church.

Prior to his pastorate in Miami, Smith planted what became Mount Zion Covenant Church in Bowie, Md., a suburb of Washington D.C., and worked part time as a pastoral intern at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. In addition, he has served on the board of Florida Christian School in Miami and the Reformed University Fellowship committee for the state of Florida.

He also has worked as a therapeutic recreation specialist on clinical psychiatric teams in psychiatric units and hospitals in Philadelphia.

Smith attended Penn State University and earned his bachelor's degree from Temple University. He studied at Westminister Theological Seminar through the Center for Urban Theological Studies and earned his master's in theological studies from Chesapeake Theological Seminary.

He and his wife, Sandra, have four daughters, Tesia, Bethany, Chara, and Joanna.


• Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman, Ala.; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 14; "Exercises in Spiritual Wholeness: Embodying Your Prayer" retreat features silence, shared prayer, Zumba exercise and a holistic approach to spirituality, and is presented by Benedictine Sister Madeline Contorno and Zumba instructor Casey Lovoy; $50 (includes lunch); 256-734-8302 or email


• First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road; 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15; concert by Jericho Brass featuring a mixture of marches, sacred music and pop music; free; 698-2558.

• Hawkinsville Missionary Baptist Church, 7463 Pinewood Drive; 6-8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, July 14, and 5 p.m. Sunday, July 15 (concert); Man-Up Music Workshop & Concert is all-male choir workshop and concert for ages 13-up under the direction of Marcellus Barnes; $20; 499-1280 or email

• Miracle Church of God, 294 Crowder Springs Road, Tellico Plains, Tenn.; 11 a.m. Sunday; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 775-2806; also at Pond Hill Baptist Church, 510 County Road 180, Athens, Tenn., 6 p.m. Sunday.

Vacation Bible schools

• Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy; 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; theme: "Adventures on Promise Island: Where Kids Discover God's Lifesaving Love"; 332-3243.

• East Brainerd Baptist Church, 1047 Graysville Road; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; ages 3-rising sixth graders; theme: "Sonrise National Park"; 892-4253.

• First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7450 Standifer Gap Road; 6-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; ages 4-12; theme: "Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid!"; email

• Lookout Valley Baptist Church, 23 Lilac Ave.; 6-8:45 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; ages 4-fifth grade; theme: "Amazing Wonders"; 825-5335.

• One Accord Community Church, 343 Sweetland Drive, Red Bank; 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; ages preschool-adults; theme: "Amazing Wonders"; 875-8377 or

• Pilgrim Congregational Church, 400 Glenwood Drive; 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; ages 3-11; 698-5682.

• Pine Hill Baptist Church, 12526 Highway 41, Tunnel Hill, Ga.; 6-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; all ages; theme: "Pine Hillbilly Revival"; 706-937-3107.