Pastor's Bio

 

Pastor Melvin Smith

Pastor Melvin W. Smith is the founder of The Abiding Glory Tabernacle in Austin, TX. Pastor Smith is committed to seeing the Word of God taught and confirmed by the Holy Spirit. He has retired from the military in which he served over 21 years. Traveling around the world through the military has given him a global perspective concerning people. Pastor Smith holds a Doctorate of Divinity. He has also received his Master of Arts in Clinical Pastoral Counseling and his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from The Minnesota Graduate School of Theology. He received a Diploma from the Antioch Bible School in Louisville, KY. Pastor Smith also completed the Certificates of Theology program from Oral Roberts University. He is a member of Covenant Connections International under Apostle Nate Holcomb. Pastor Smith has been married to his wife Mechelle for over 17 years and they have one daughter Sharia, two grandsons Dontae and Derrian, and one granddaughter Christiana.

Pastor Mechelle Smith

Pastor Mechelle Smith is the wife of Melvin Smith, founder and Pastor of The Abiding Glory Tabernacle. They have one daughter, Sharia, two grandsons Dontae and Derrian, and one granddaughter Christiana.  Mechelle believes the word of God is the foundation of life and that by pursuing the Lord you will understand, obtain, and walk in the destiny that God has ordained for you. Mechelle loves the Lord and loves to see God take the problems of people and change them into their potential.

Pastor Mechelle received her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from The Minnesota Graduate School of Theology. She also holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting, Master’s of Business Administration and a Doctorate of Divinity. She is ever grateful to her natural parents, Renford and Sandra Kerr, for raising her and teaching her the practical things in life. She is also ever grateful to her spiritual overseers, Apostle Nathaniel and Pastor Valerie Holcomb, for being ensamples and examples in the ministry.    

Our Overseers - Apostle Nathaniel and Pastor Valerie Holcomb 

Covenant Connections International is an organization founded by Apostle Nate Holcomb in an effort to provide a spiritual covering producing active and ongoing communication and unity among its apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelists, and teachers. In doing so harmony will ensure that CCI and its membership speak as one bringing glory to God through Christ Jesus. 

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