This book: 30 & Counting, What it Takes to Make it Work, is designed to help individuals answer this question from a Biblical perspective. When two people are joined in holy matrimony, the union's purpose is to honor God. Using the Word of God as an influence can and will empower couples to fulfill their assignment. Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Learning and applying biblical principles of marriage fortifies marital relationships and proves for a successful union.
William F. Smith is the Senior Pastor of the Truth Memorial Baptist Church located at 56th and Lansdowne Avenue in Philadelphia, PA. He was installed as Pastor in October of 1996. Pastor Smith is the husband of one wife, Denise and the father of five (5) sons: Will Jr., Christopher, Dail-Michael, Joseph and Benjamin. On June 4, 1985, Pastor Smith graduated from New Life Bible Institute Missionary Training School. He later became an instructor of Soteriology (the study of Salvation) and Christology (the study of Christ) at the Beulah Baptist Church's campus. Pastor Smith received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ministry from Faith Bible College and Seminary in Washington D.C. on May 22, 1999. In 1988, Pastor Smith was licensed to preach the gospel and was ordained on July 14, 1991 by the late Pastor Timothy E. Ruffin of the Beulah Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA. Pastor Smith has inspired many transformations in both God's people and God's place of worship. God's vision to him is to educate, train and equip God's people to "move to the next level". Pastor Smith believes in the Word of God and the changing power of that Word. Many marriages have been reconciled through teaching and counseling of the Word of God. Pastor Smith with Denise focuses on pre-marital biblical counseling for couples that are considering holy matrimony.