Pastor Angela Smith

imageAngela Burnette Smith was born in Burlington, NC. and reared in Orange County. Angela attended Elon College and Moses Cone School of X-ray Technology. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and her postgraduate studies include completion of the Physician Assistant program at Bowman Gray School of Medicine and Wake Forest University. Angela has practiced medicine in the state of North Carolina for some 25 years and is presently employed by Wake Co. Human Services as a staff Physician Assistant in the Prenatal Clinic in Raleigh.

Pastor Angela gave her life to the Lord at the age of 9 and as she grew in the Lord became active at Martin’s Chapel Baptist Church in Burlington, NC., where she taught Sunday School, acted as Sunday School Secretary, Usher, Music Ministry singing and directing the young adult choir and even while attending college served as assistant director of the gospel choir.
From 1994-1998 Pastor Angela served in many capacities at Cary First United Church of Christ. She was ordained as a deaconess in 1996 and developed a fervent desire to study God’s word. Pastor Angela then completed a 7 year study of God’s word through Women’s Bible Study Fellowship International.
In July of 1998, Pastor Angela joined her husband the Rev. Phillip W. Smith, to plant a church in the Cary area – Greater Cary Christian Fellowship. In 1999, Angela accepted a higher call on her, as co-pastor, in addition to praise and worship leader and choir director. She has also completed studies in Chrstian Counselling through Light University. In addition, she is a current member of the American Academy of Christian Counselors.On March 30, 2008, she was ordained as Pastor of GCCF.
Pastor Angela and her husband give God praise for the blessings he has bestowed in their life. To this union, God has blessed them with two children, Lauren Dalise and Darren Christian.
Frequently referring to herself as a “whosoever”, she is still excited about being used of God.
Truly she has come to understand that it’s not about our ability but our availability in the service to God that is most important to Him. “For it’s who we are in Him that gives us strength and worth.” How blessed it is to be a Whosoever!