Michael C. Smith – Senior Pastor
Pastor Michael C. Smith was born in Newfoundland, Canada in a military family. Coming to Norfolk, VA at the age of 2, Pastor Mike has lived most of his life in Hampton Roads. Married to Cindy for 30 years, they have two sons and three granddaughters.
Mike and Cindy come to Restoration after serving in Chincoteague, VA where Mike served as Transitional Pastor for a year-and-a-half.
They love being outside, playing golf, riding bikes, hiking, swimming and working in the yard.
We hope that you will be inspired by our biblical preaching, moving worship and loving personal encouragement.
Kelley Williams – Ministry Assistant
One of my favorite verses is Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
Leslie Carmichael – Student Ministry Leader
A passion for the spiritual well being for youth has been in my heart since I, myself was in youth back in my home church in southern Mississippi. I believe that the middle and high school years are so fundamentally important in setting a person’s feet on the path to walk healthy, productive lives, both spiritually, emotionally and physically. In the youth department here at Restoration, I and my husband, David (and our young adult children) work to bring solid teaching, fun and memorable experiences for the students and mentorship to all who come our way. We encourage and initiate outreach beyond our walls by stepping out of the church into the community. We host 3 yearly retreats (girls, guys and fall retreat) and also attend a great summer camp to allow our students to become immersed in the Word and make lifetime memories. We have a large event each month, besides our Bible study on Sunday morning at 9:30, Trek and Journey 24/7 (Awana) on Sunday evenings, Wednesday night youth group at 6:30 every week.
One of my primary goals is to turn the hearts of the children to their parents and the hearts of the parents to their children according to Malachi 4:6.
Andre Carpenter – Worship Leader
Jamie Starr – Interim Children’s Church Director