Pastor John Stephen Smith
John Smith attended Juanita College, graduating in 1971. He then enlisted in the United States Marines Corps, and went on to teach at the community college level while simultaneously earning a master’s degree in counseling psychology. He began his professional career as a school psychologist working in a number of school districts in both Lancaster and Lebanon counties. John retired from his work as a school psychologist in June 2003. He also studied at Evangelical Theological Seminary, earning Master of Arts and Master of Divinity degrees, and earned a Ph.D. degree from Newburgh Theological Seminary in Christian Counseling. John was the pastor of Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church in Lancaster County, retiring in June 2012. He is married to Vicki Lehman Smith and has two daughters and six grandchildren.