“The churches must learn humility as well as teach it.”

George Bernard Shaw

Our Pastor

Showing You the Way

Rusty Smith

Rusty Smith

Pastor Smith and his family began their ministry at Mikado in September of 2001. They have two children, Scott and Joy. Previously, Rusty and Lisa served the Lord for over 14 years in the area of youth work, where they were used of God to impact the lives of teenagers.
Rusty graduated from Tennessee Temple University in 1987 and majored in Pastoral Studies. In 1988, Lisa also graduated from Tennessee Temple University, having majored in Christian Ministries. During his time at TTU, Pastor Smith served as student body chaplain, was a summer evangelist with Neighborhood Bible Time, and worked at the WILDS Christian Camp as a counselor. Rusty also has a Master of Arts in Ministry degree from Piedmont International University and an Honorary Doctorate degree from Pensacola Christian College.
Rusty and Lisa have been married for 28 years and are grateful for the wonderful family God has given them. Pastor Smith has a private pilot’s license and enjoys golfing and hunting. Lisa is an incredible homemaker and loves the outdoors, as well as spending time with her family.
Rusty’s life verse is Joshua 24:15 which concludes with, “but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” His vision for Mikado is to see God grow a church for His honor and glory!

Our Leadership

Knowing Love and Sharing It