Steve Smith • Communications Minister

Steve Smith

Communications Minister


Steve Smith

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Steve received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Mercer University and a Master of Arts degree in corporate communication and technology from Rollins College. He's also earned hours of credit toward a Master of Theological Studies degree through Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before joining our staff in 2008, he served at First Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida as the Pastor of Media and Communication Ministries for 13 years. He was ordained there in 1996.

Steve has served on the National Religious Broadcasters’ Advisory Council and the Board of Directors for Exchange Ministries. Since 1992, he's been a member of the Metro Media Ministers Association and served a term as president. He's also a member of the Leadership Orlando Class of 2007 and the Leadership Brentwood Class of 2011. Steve has also been certified by Main Event Management as a Model-Netics instructor. The Model-Netics course is a comprehensive management system that is required for all new staff at the church.

At Brentwood Baptist, Steve’s role is to develop communication strategies and to be the team leader and champion for a talented group of professionals in the fields of marketing, media, and digital strategies.

Steve is married to Brandi and they have two daughters. His “Florida hobbies” were barefoot waterskiing and motorcycle riding, neither of which he gets to do much in Tennessee. He’s very content spending his spare time with his family. 

Articles by Steve Smith


Which Promises Are for Me? 5 Promises from God’s Word

Which Promises Are for Me? 5 Promises from God’s Word

We accept by faith that the sacred Scriptures we identify as the Holy Bible are the inspired (God-breathed), infallible (never failing), and inerrant (without error) Word of God. Once we accept this truth, there is an enormous amount of value to be gained from its pages. It tells us of the grand story of God’s self-revelation to the world.... continue reading


A Failure to Communicate—Why It’s Important to Have a Communications Strategy for Your Church

A Failure to Communicate—Why It’s Important to Have a Communications Strategy for Your Church

Like any organization, the church must be effective at communicating its message. The most important message, of course, is the message of the gospel. Ultimately, everything that’s formally communicated by the church should point to Christ. The gospel is the common message of every single Bible-believing church. But it’s naïve not to acknowledge that every active and... continue reading

Devotions by Steve Smith

Title Scripture Date
Put on Love, the Perfect Bond of Unity Colossians 3:12-19 June 25, 2016
The Danger of Seeking Signs and Wonders Matthew 12:38-42 February 27, 2016
Jesus Establishes the New Covenant 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 January 2, 2016
Responding Appropriately to Jesus’ Signs and Miracles John 6:1-40 June 13, 2015
The Danger of Seeking Signs and Wonders Matthew 12:38-42 June 12, 2015
Fasting during worship and seeking the Lord Acts 13:1-12 February 28, 2015
Fasting as an occasion for repentance Joel 2:12-17 February 24, 2015
“When you fast…” who is your audience? Matthew 6:16-18 February 23, 2015