Pastor Raymond Smith was saved in July of 1976 and he has been faithfully serving the Lord ever since. He married his wife, April, on February 27, 1988, and they have three children. He served as a United States Marine from 1986 through 1992. In 1995, he entered Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, and he graduated in May of 1999. He then moved his family to Lincoln, Nebraska in July of 1999 to serve the Lord as the Associate Pastor. December 1, 2006, he became the new Pastor of Plains Baptist Church. He and his family have truly been a blessing to the people of Plains Baptist Church and we trust that the Lord will continue to use the Smith family to further the Lord's work.