Bishop Luke A. Smith, answered the call of ministry at the age of 18, where he enrolled as a student of Indiana Bible College. It was a short time later, Bishop Smith had the opportunity to take his first mission trip to the Philippines, where he met his beautiful Bride, Annaliza Almeda-Smith, of over 24 years. During this time, The Smiths have traveled the world together, preaching revivals, conducting marriage seminars and training leadership in over 15 different nations, and numerous States here in the U.S. Bishop Smith has also spent over 15 years working as a Chaplain, specializing in grief counseling and is a member of the Philippine National Police Chaplaincy Department, serving as an International Advisor.
Throughout the span of Bishop Smith’s ministry, he has served in several different offices in the Apostolic World Christian Fellowship, including 6 years as the AWCF Youth President, 5 years as the International Director, and member of the Executive Committee for over 7 years. He has worked side by side with his father, Bishop Samuel L. Smith, AWCF Chairman Emeritus; planning and conducting World Conferences here in the U.S. and Internationally for over 20 years. He is the newly appointed Bishop and General Chairman of the Fellowship.
Bishop Smith is also the Senior Pastor of GracePoint Church, located in Evansville, Indiana, where he and his wife have served for over 15 years.Bishop has worked in his city, “Building Bridges for Racial Reconciliation,” which consisted of working with over 72 Churches to bring unity to the Body of Christ. He is also the Son-in-Law of Evangelist Wilde Almeda, who is the Founder and Senior Pastor of the Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry, with a membership of millions throughout the Philippines and worldwide, having Churches in over 52 countries, in which Bishop Luke and Sis. Anna are ministers and travel as representatives of her Father.
Bishop Luke and his wife, Sis. Anna’s greatest joy is being the proud parents of 6 amazing and talented children. (5 biological, 1 daughter-in-law) in which all of them are currently serving in ministry.