Chelsea Smith

Chelsea Smith

Childcare Coordinator

Life Story

I grew up in Farmers Branch, Texas, with my parents and two siblings. We attended the Catholic church, on occasion, but it was more out of obligation than a genuine desire to know and follow Jesus. In my early years, I searched for value and worth in friends, sports, and doing well in school. In high school, a friend tried to share the gospel with me, but I was adamant that this gospel couldn't be true for me. 

In 2007, I moved to Lubbock, Texas, where I attended Texas Tech University. It was during this time that I struggled deeply with depression. I ended up being hospitalized and then withdrew from school. I moved back to Dallas and began attending The Village Church. A few weeks later, I went back to visit some friends and was invited to a college night service at First Baptist Church in Lubbock. It was that Thursday night when I realized my deep need for Jesus. I went up front to be prayed for and finally believed this gospel was for me. Jesus died for me. It was the first time in my life I remember feeling hopeful for the future. My circumstances didn’t change but I knew no matter what happens, God is with me. I moved to UNT and got involved with The Village Church Denton campus. It was there that I joined a home group and began to study the Word with a faithful group of women. This new faith instilled in me a desire and passion for young children to know that God loves them and is for their good. 

With this new passion, I went into the field of education. I have taught elementary-age children and currently, I am the director of a preschool. It has been a joy working with the children and families of The Village Church as a coordinator in Little Village. 

Hope for The Village Church

My hope is that we are men and women who deeply know the Word and are passionate about making disciples.