Real Church Stories is all about sharing the stories of what God is doing in and through small and mid-sized churches. Everyone has a story to share and God can use it to meet others in their situation and move them forward. Join Joe Thompson, a pastor in Smithfield, VA, for some real, honest, and encouraging conversations every other week with church leaders across the country.
Joe Thompson is the pastor of Smithfield Christian Church in Smithfield, VA (Hamtown USA). Joe grew up highly involved church and knew from middle school that God had called him to ministry. Since graduating from Johnson University (Knoxville, TN) in 2002, he has been involved in student ministries in VA and NC and now as a lead pastor in VA. Joe also holds a Masters of Arts in Religion from Kentucky Christian University (Grayson, KY). Joe has been married to Beth since 2005 and they have two kids, Brennen and Allie. He also loves family trips to Busch Gardens and woodworking.
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