Cover Letter and Resume
My Doctrinal Statement
Salvation Questions

Norman W. Smith Jr.                                                            8 Orpin Road, PO Box 734
                                                                                                        Peru, MA  01235
Home Phone:  (413) 655-8888                                Email:  thepreacherman@verizon.net


Pastoral Search Committee

To my brothers and sisters in Christ,

I am a licensed minister and past deacon of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pittsfield, MA.  Here I have grown in my relationship with Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.  I have served faithfully for eleven years, growing in responsibilities, and gradually being conformed to his image.  As a Biblicist, I heard his call to ministry in 2005 while on a missions trip to Gautier, MS to provide help to those affected by hurricane Katrina. At which time my wife and I were called to minister to his musical evangelists in New England.  Our outreach was a simple one, but a necessary one.  We would help set up their equipment at different churches, provide fellowship and encouragement, and provide financial assistance where possible.  Through our experiences we learned how to walk by faith, and fully trust in the Lord’s provision.  God’s missionaries and evangelists are an integral part of his Church and it is our responsibility as the local church to support their ministry.

In 2006 I enrolled in Liberty University’s Bible College (Wilmington’s Bible Institute, formerly LBI). I studied through their Distance Learning Program via online courses and graduated with a certificate in 2009

Since I have graduated, I have maintained an active role in my church, increasing my ministry as the Lord provided the opportunities.  One such ministry included an outreach to the First Congregational Church of Peru, in Peru, MA; where I began preaching the Gospel Truth once a month and during the holidays. There, I was able to teach from the Bible many of the truths which had been overlooked or forgotten for so many years during their struggle to find a Pastor. Sadly, we parted ways in the summer of 2010, as our ministry goals no longer lined up with each other.

In November 2009, I was tested by the men of my church, my Pastor, and three other area Pastors and found worthy and acceptable for licensure.  Since I have been licensed, I have been blessed to be used of God in a graveside service, a wedding, and the Lord’s Supper as the lone officiant. I have done visitations. I have also expounded on God’s Word by preaching once a month at my church, and filling in for my Pastor both in the pulpit and for Bible study.

I believe that God has called me to be a Pastor; to serve according to his purpose, and to his Word. I have prepared this resume packet to introduce myself to your search committee, with the hope that you will find God’s calling in my life to be an authentic one and one that will serve the unique needs of his Church as either an interim or permanent Pastor.

Your fellow-helper in Christ,

Norman W. Smith Jr. 


 I am a man of God who has a heart growing in compassion, seeking to minister according to the gifts that God has entrusted to me.  As a steward and ambassador of Christ, I bring with me the qualifications of a Pastor as outlined in Titus 1:6-9; and 1 Timothy 3:1-7. I preach, I teach, I exhort, and I am faithful and obedient to the call that God has put in my life.


• Licensed November 2009      • Lead Worship and music        • Collect and finalize offering
• Deacon from 2010-2013        • Officiated wedding                  • Prepare weekly deposit
• Biblical Preaching                • Officiated graveside service     • Faithful Tither
• Prepare Bible Study Lessons • Lead the lost to the Lord       • Organize events
• Visit with sick and shut-ins  • Some counseling                   • Developed Men’s Fellowship
• Preaching outreach to First Congregational Church of Peru
• Outreach ministry to music evangelists


• Elected Interim Lay Pastor  • Prepare Order of Worship  • Solicit repair bids
• Elected Trustee                  • Lead Worship Service       • Visit the sick and shut-ins
• Elected Deacon                 • Prepare Budget                • Served on Pastoral Search Committee
• Assumed all Pastoral responsibilitie             • Helped organize building’s Centennial Celebration
• Served as ex-officio on all committees

WALMART (2000-Current)

• Overnight Stocker • Stock Freight • Lead department
• Department Manager • Manage Inventory • Process daily revenue
• Cash Office Processor • Maintain Walmart standards • Prepare reports and deposits


Liberty University  Lynchburg, VA 2006-2009
     Liberty Bible Institute   
Mildred Elley the School for Careers Pittsfield, MA 1997-1998
     Administrative Assistant Program  
Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY 1990-1991
     Associates in Applied Science (Business Administration)