to give God thanks for all of the things that He has
blessed me to do for His honor and His glory. As the
pastor of Zion Temple First Pentecostal Church, I
look forward to what God will do with my life. I am
very happy for my appointment as I continue my work
for God in Cincinnati, Ohio. I invite all of you who
visit our web-site to come and visit us at Zion Temple.
Elder Charles Smith was born in 1937 in Wheeling, West Virginia.
He lived in Smithfield, Ohio until 1983 when he moved to
Marion, Ohio. District Elder Charles Smith married Evangelist
Mildred Smith in 1956; to this union were born five children
and eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
worked for the Pittsburgh Steel Company in Steubenville,
Ohio for thirty years.
Elder Smith was baptized in Jesus' name and filled with
the Holy Ghost in April, 1955 at the Shiloh Temple Church
in Martin's Ferry, Ohio under the pastorate of the late
Floyd E. Pitts Sr. He was called to the ministry in 1969
at Shiloh Temple Church and served as Assistant Pastor for
six years. He then moved to Bethlehem Apostolic Temple where
he served as Assistant Pastor for eight years.
called District Elder Smith to serve as pastor at King Temple
Apostolic Church in Marion, Ohio for twenty-one years. He
currently serves as Pastor at Zion Temple First Pentecostal
Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Elder Smith is an ordaned minister of The Pentecostal Assemblies
of the World Inc. He was ordained at the July Council in
1973 by Bishop Francis Smith. He was made a District Elder
in 1995 by Bishop Francis Smith and serves as District Elder
over the ODC # 8 which includes the Southwestern part of
Ohio. District Elder Smith currently served as Treasurer
for the Ohio District Council for three years. He currently
serves on the Board of Directors for the ODC. He has served
on the ODC Nursing Home Board for three years. He was the
chairman of the ODC Budget and Finance Committee for three
Elder Smith's past accomplishments include: