About Us

History of Joy of Faith Christian Ministries

Joy of Faith Christian Ministries is a congregation of believers. Joy of Faith was established the first Sunday in July 2000, by Senior Pastor, Dr. Samuel N. Smith and First Lady, Regina R. Smith. Joy of Faith formerly met in the Hawthorn Hotel at Northlake for six years. In October of 2006, Joy of Faith moved to Lavista Office Park on Northlake Parkway. Today we are located at 1901 Montreal Road in Tucker, Georgia. Joy of Faith is a non-denominational church which is open to all people for worship.

The establishment of Joy of Faith is upon the vision of Luke 4:18-19

As a church, we strive to meet the spiritual needs of all people regardless of race, culture or socioeconomic background.


Biography of Senior Pastor, Dr. Samuel N. Smith


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Dr. Samuel N. Smith, Sr., is the Pastor and founder of Joy of Faith Christian Ministries. He is married to Regina Smith. They have been married for over 30 years and have two children.

Dr. Smith received his Bachelors of Arts degree in History from Carroll College. He also received his Master's degree and Doctorate (Ph.D.) from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. He also received his second Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University.

Dr. Smith is a licensed clinical pastoral counselor and a member of the National Christian Counselor Association. Pastor Smith is an active volunteer with the Dekalb County Juvenile Court Youth Diversion Program and a licensed Paraprofessional with the Dekalb County School System.

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