Debbie Smith

I grew up in a Christian home and participated in many church activities each week. At the age of 13, I walked down the aisle and gave my life to Christ.

I soon found out that I needed much more in my teen and college years, than a walk down the aisle. After walking up “fool’s hill,” I found myself empty and alone.

I had lost my father to a sudden heart attack and was deeply concerned about how my mom would survive. In desperation, I called a friend and told her that I could not make it on my own anymore. She replied that I was where I needed to be now.

At this point, I realized that Christ needed to be both Lord and Savior of my life, so I could let him take the burdens that I could not bear on my own. I began to read, pray and study the Bible daily and found the power to cope with all of the issues that come with living.

As I poured myself into service for the Lord, I found fulfillment and blessing. I was single until the age of 43, when I found the man God had mapped out to be with me.

We are abundantly blessed each day with the richness and joy that comes from doing all we are called to do in service for our great God.

My Life

  • Friends describe me
    Active, fun, passionate, generous
  • Hobbies
    working out, outdoor activities, reading
  • Fantasy dinner guests
    Carman
  • Worst school subject
    English
  • College for undergrad degree
    Madison College (aka James Madison University)
  • Best advice I ever got
    when difficult times come, look first at yourself & how you can change to make things better!
  • Favorite books
    Frank Peretti
  • Favorite movies
    anything w/ Harrison Ford in it!!
  • Favorite city
    Myrtle Beach to visit
  • Nobody knows I
    wanted a football uniform for Christmas when I was 10...mom said no!
  • If I were not a professor, I would
    probably pursue something in medicine
  • Latest accomplishment
    promoted at work...praise God!!
  • Quote

    whatever you choose to do, do it with passion and honor to God!

Department
Education
University
Clemson University
State
South Carolina
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