Gabriel K Smith – My Story
Gabe graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1999. In 7 years of active duty service as an Airborne and Ranger qualified Infantry Officer, Gabe led men in the Pentagon recovery operation after the September 11th terrorist attack and in Iraq during a 12 month combat tour. In 2007 Gabe left the Army to attend seminary at Gordon Conwell Theologcial Seminary.
While in graduate school Gabe served as Missions Pastor at Forest Hill Church and then Director of Mobilization and Communication at United World Mission (www.uwm.org). In these roles he traveled to over 15 nations on 5 continents, helping to strengthen the local church. Gabe’s passion is to disciple and equip Christian leaders so that the local church is strengthened for its mission in the world.
Gabe and his wife Janet have been married for nearly 15 years and have a 6-year-old daughter Madeline. The Smiths now live in Stellenbosch, South Africa where they are establishing a missional community called East Mountain. To learn more about their work you can visit www.eastmountain.tv.