Pastor of Encouragement

Stephen Smitley

Pastor Stephen joined The Valley staff in May 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion from Olivet Nazarene University and a Master of Ministry degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.  Stephen has served in pastoral ministry for 40 years, the first five as an associate pastor and the last thirty-five as the lead pastor of various Nazarene churches in Missouri, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Ohio.  His passion is to inspire and affirm Christlikeness, especially with those who serve others. Stephen’s role at The Valley is to encourage others through discipleship and prayer and to equip others to do the same.  Stephen and his wife, Diana, have four grown children and five grandchildren.