Our Pastor is Charles E Smith Sr. He was born in the year 1939 in a small coal camp in Southern West Virginia. He joined the US Army and served three tours in Vietnam with 101st Airborne Division. After a Honorable Discharge from active duty, he worked as a civilian for the Marine Corps for almost thirty years, and also served in the National Guard.
Pastor Chuck became a Christian in October of 1977. He was at his "ropes end" and was dealing with a lot of things from battle and in his personal life that many of our soldiers returning home today have to deal with. He was saved in the kitchen floor of his home in Albany,Georgia; and his life was forever changed.
He pastored Kinchafoonee Baptist church in Leesburg Ga. for over fourteen years, before he was called to Glade Road Baptist Church in Acworth.
If you have never met a true man of God, we encourage you to meet our Pastor and his wife Mrs. Wilma. We are incredibly blessed to have them lead our Glade Road family.
Mrs. Wilma has been on the national Southern Gospel music stage for almost twenty five years. She has graced the stage with Jason Crabb, The Perrys, Karen Peck and New River, The Singing Echoes, and on and on. Her cd's are available upon request at no charge.
Pastor Chuck and Mrs. Wilma have been married for fifty plus years! They have five grown children and many grandchildren.
Everyone is Welcome at Glade Road Baptist Church. We encourage you to come and visit. We love you and more importantly, God loves you. No matter where you've been or what you have done, we welcome you with open arms. People are not always willing to forgive you, but the God we serve is willing, able and ready to! All you have to do is ask!