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Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith is coming to Calvary Church with a broad and varied ministry career and background. For many years (1974-2002) he served with Young Life in multiple leadership roles. Wayne has also served as an Executive Pastor in Dallas from 2002-2005 and as Leadership Community Director at Leadership Network from 2005-2015. He is coming to Calvary from the Denver area where he served as the Executive Pastor at Mission Hills Church from 2014 to 2016. He is a proud graduate of Texas Christian University (he loves Horned Frog Football, St. Louis Cardinal Baseball and the Dallas Cowboys!!) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M) and is an ordained minister. He was raised in Columbia, MO, but the vast majority of his life, Wayne lived in Texas with his late wife, Debbie. Debbie passed away shortly after they moved from Dallas to Denver in Spring 2014. He is married to Cindy (a huge Kansas City Royals fan…occasional rivalry conversations regarding Royals and Cardinals!!) She has been involved with Women’s Ministries, loves to lead Bible studies, do Women’s Retreats and has the gift of hospitality. Between them they have five adult children, two son-in-laws and one daughter-in-law and five grandchildren! Wayne’s children are Dale, Natalie, married to Sanders Campbell, and David, married to Haley, and three grandchildren, Cruz, Willow, and Sanders IV, all of whom live in the Dallas area. Cindy’s children are K.J. and Erin, married to Brett Minear, and two grandchildren, Charlotte and Ashton, who live in the Kansas City area.