After pastoring independent Baptist churches for over 34 years, much of that time in church-planting ministries, Mike and Sue Smith joined the faculty of Ambassador Baptist College in Lattimore, North Carolina in the Fall of 2004. Mike taught Speech, Bible, Theology, and Education courses; Sue taught Hymnology, Hymnplaying, Piano Pedagogy, Music Theory, and piano lessons.

Mike has degrees in Pastoral Studies and Bible from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, and Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. Sue also received training at both of those schools. The Smiths have been married for over 45 years, and have five children, all of whom are in full-time Christian ministry, and have 22 grandchildren.

In May of 2009, the Smiths were accepted by World Wide New Testament Baptist Missions to function as Church Planting Coordinator for the Mountain West. While raising their support, their current project is the planting of Faith Baptist Church in Rimrock, AZ.