Rev. Justin Smith, Pastor

Justin M. Smith was installed as Pastor of the Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd on August 2nd, 2015. Justin was born to Andrew and Barbara Smith of Milwaukee, WI on January 29, 1986. He grew up in the city of Milwaukee and graduated from Milwaukee Lutheran High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 2009 from Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, WI. 

In the summer of 2009 Justin married his wife, Jessica, and they moved to St. Louis for Justin to attend seminary at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. From 2011 to 2012 the Smith’s lived in Oklahoma City, OK where Justin completed an internship at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond, OK. In the spring of 2013 Justin completed the Master of Divinity and enrolled in the Masters of Sacred Theology (STM) program at Concordia, St. Louis. In the spring of 2015 Justin finished coursework for the STM degree and received a call to serve as pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Justin and Jessica have one child, Jude, who was born in October of 2015. 

Justin enjoys golf, photography, reading and collecting books (specifically 20th century philosophy, Greek, Latin, and various theological topics), and, of course, spending time with his wife Jessica and his boys, Jude and James.