Tobby Smith, Pastor / Elder
Tobby Smith has been the Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church since 2009. Tobby has a B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies (Boyce College of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), an M.A. in Theology and a Masters of Divinity (Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). Additonally, Tobby is pursuing Doctoral of Ministry studies through Midwestern Baptist Theological Studies in the field of Ethics. Tobby's aim is to serve MBC through: expository preaching, servant leadership, and by cultivating real Christian discipleship.

Tobby's theological influences stem from a variety of historical as well as contemporary Bible teachers & theologians. Some of those strong influences are: J.C. Ryle, Charles Spurgeon, John Piper, and Mark Dever. Outside of the Bible, John Piper's "Desiring God" was one of the strongest influences on Tobby's theology and ministry.

Tobby and his wife, Rachel, are natives of New Castle and are about to celebrate 21 years of marriage. The couple has one son, Piper.