My name is Mike Smith, and I serve as pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Durham, NC. To the left, you’ll see my sweet wife, Emily, who works as a research scholar at the Duke Global Health Institute (yes, you should be impressed!). We have two kids who are growing like weeds. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy reading theology and fiction and catching a good movie. I also pick up the guitar every now and again, though this has been happening less in the past few years. My great hope is to live well as a disciple of Jesus Christ who welcomes the kingdom of God into the practicality of my own life and who helps others do the same.