Nashville has been a reoccurring theme in Jake Smith’s life. His first experience with Music City was elementary school in the 80’s, then as a musician in the 90’s & early 2000’s, a student pastor 2003-2006, & finally as a church planter with a vision to invest in Nashville permanently. Jake has a B.A. in Christian Ministries & is currently working on his Master of Divinity. In his years leading up to pastoring Church of the City, he has served as Worship Leader, Student Pastor, Lead Campus Pastor for Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, and the Director of AXIS at Willow Creek Community Church. Married to Alison since April 2001, they have three uniquely beautiful kids: Coby, Jett & Marley. Family past times involve living room fort building, book reading, & aspirationally, camping and fishing.