Kent Smith graduated from Southeastern Bible College in 1995 with a degree in Biblical Studies and would subsequently go on to become an Alabama state trooper, a position in which he has been serving for over 17 years now. He has also been a tactical flight officer in the official state trooper aviation unit for 10 years, while overseeing Project Life Saver, a program in which he is able to educate law enforcement agencies on how to search for missing individuals with cognitive disorders.
During his time at Southeastern, Kent met his wife Stacy, who was double-majoring in Physical Education and Church Education Counseling. They were married in January 1995 and now have three children: Camden, Sadie, and Kallie. Camden, the oldest, will soon be attending Auburn University and plans to pursue a career in professional flight with ambitions to become a commercial pilot. He has been on multiple missions trips and has a heart for sharing the Gospel. Sadie is currently considering going into nursing and Kallie, who is still a sophomore in high school, is contemplating her options. All three are strong believers and remain heavily involved in church ministry.
Kent came to Christ at the tender age of 10 while at a summer kid's camp, but it wasn't until college that the "real transformation" occurred in his life. Before attending Southeastern, he had a brief stint at Montevallo University, where he got involved in Campus Outreach. This carried over to his days at Southeastern, and later to his time at Shades Mountain Independent Church in Birmingham (now Shades Mountain Community Church), where Stan Givens was leading the college ministry at the time. Kent spent much time in prayer about what direction he should seek for his life and the Lord soon led him down the path of becoming a trooper, which, in Kent's words, has been a "phenomenal ministry opportunity."
Currently, he and Stacy are serving in the high school ministry at SMCC in Birmingham as youth leaders. In his downtime, Kent enjoys hunting, as well as taking camping trips with his family.