Jeremy Smith

Jeremy R. Smith

Director

Jeremy R. Smith’s life miraculously changed when Jesus rescued him in 1996. Since then, he’s been passionate about helping the non-religious and the religious to think through and seriously consider what they believe, why they believe it, and why it matters. Since 2010, Jeremy has been serving Faith Ascent as one of the founding leaders.

Jeremy studied select topics related to Christian Apologetics, Evangelism, and Philosophy through Biola University in La Mirada, CA and Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Jeremy is a member of The Christian Apologetics Alliance, The Missouri Apologetics Network, and St. Louis’ Reasonable Faith Chapter. Jeremy also serves as a Corporate Chaplain at Cordell & Cordell (A Domestic Litigation Firm).

Prior to Faith Ascent, Jeremy’s 10 year professional history included consultative sales roles in both the legal industry and educational publishing. Jeremy’s volunteer history included a “Big Brother Bible Study” at The Mill Skateboard Park and youth ministry leadership in the local church.

Jeremy is happily married to Katie and is a grateful father to Elijah, Lucy, and Lorelei Rae.

 

References and Referrals:

“I have had the pleasure of interacting with Jeremy on many occasions. He is a dynamic speaker, thought leader, and apologist. The work he has done in equipping teens to understand their faith and share it effectively is powerful. He has a passion for excellence and has done a great job in creating conversations that amplify impact. Teens across the nation really need to experience his programs.” 
David Alexander 
Director, Legacy Impact Network 
 
“Since 2009,  Jeremy Smith has been foundational to our ‘Teen Track Talks’ at many of our home education conferences. Our home educating parents have appreciated this ministry so much that Jeremy has been asked to be a charge speaker at multiple high school graduation ceremonies. I highly encourage any youth ministry or church to host a seminar. It will be life changing.”
Cathy Mullins
Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo, S.H.A.R.E Group

 

“Jeremy Smith is an iconic communicator and group facilitator. Whether he is one on one or with a group, he speaks the truth in a relational and caring way. CBMC is using Jeremy to speak to our men and equip them to think about what they believe and why they believe it. The messages he brings are phenomenal. They can change the trajectory of people’s lives.

Stanley Bower
Area Director, C.B.M.C. (Connecting Business Men to Christ) 
“Jeremy was energetic, engaging, and practical. He challenged our teens to take issues of faith seriously. He encouraged us to begin thinking about where others might be and to begin building simple bridges for them to come to faith in Christ. I would invite him back in a heartbeat.”
Ryan Sparks
Youth Leader, The Journey Church, St. Louis, MO
 
“I thank God for Jeremy Smith and Faith Ascent Ministries. Because we are losing 58%-88% of our young people when they get out on their own, I believe the battle will be won by reaching them early. Faith Ascent is serving the local church and families to help their young people become firm in their faith.”
Bev Ehlen
Director, Concerned Women of America