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State Administrative Bishop

Bishop Steve Smith serves as the Administrative Bishop for the New York Church of God. He is a second-generation Church of God minister. From early childhood, it was evident that the call and the hands of God was upon his life. At about age 12, he led his first soul to Christ on the way home from school while still living in the beautiful island of Jamaica. Bishop Smith has served the church in various capacities; Administrative Bishop for the New Jersey Church of God for four years, leading the state from mission status to AA status, New York Church of God State Youth and Discipleship Director for eight years and Chairman of the Northeast Winterfest Committee for six years. He also previously served on the International Youth & Christian Education Board, as well as, the Church of God International Discipleship Board. He currently serves on the Lee University Board of Directors and the Church of God Men and Women of Action Board. Bishop Smith has a Master’s Degree in Church Ministries from the Church of God Theological Seminary and is also currently pursuing his Doctorate at Northeastern University.  He has also served honorably in the USA Armed Forces; his decorations include The Army Good Conduct Medal and various achievement awards. In November 2011, he ran and successfully completed the New York Marathon (26.2 miles) as an evangelistic outreach tool. In November 2016 he again ran the New York Marathon as a FINISH COMMITMENT church planting project “26 miles 26 church plants”.  He is married to the beautiful Karen Smith, and the Lord has blessed their marriage with two children, Sarah and Johnathan.

Women's Ministries Director
Karen Smith presently serves as the New York Women’s Ministries Director. She is the devoted wife of Steve Smith for 35 years and the mother of two, Sarah and Johnathan. She previously served as the Girls Ministries Coordinator for New York for 8 years as well as the New Jersey Women’s Ministries Director for 4 years.  She is very passionate about serving the women of the state and her vision is to bridge the gap among the generations, uniting young adult and older women.   Her mission is to lead women of all ages to become their best selves- spiritually, physically and emotionally.  Karen has a sincere love for people and a desire to see them grow in their relationship with God.
Youth & Discipleship Director
Bishop Brian Lee is currently serving as the Youth and Discipleship Director for the New York Church of God.  As a second-generation ordained bishop from New Jersey, he has been serving in some capacity in the church for most of his life.  He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Divinity which has led him to transition to ministry work in many different capacities and contexts throughout New Jersey and New York.  He has served as a youth pastor for seven years as well as the New Jersey Youth Director for two years.  He has a heart that is deeply invested to see the youth of all generations loved and discipled into a deeper relationship with Christ.


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