Our Pastor

       Reverend Adrian Dean Smith

     Rev. Adrian Dean Smith was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on October 7, 1965 to the late Rev. Joe and Mrs. Dora B. Smith. Rev. Smith is married to Brookye Smith and they have been blessedwith two sons, Justin and Logan. Rev. Smith and his wife recently became proud grandparents of a handsome grandson, Link.

     Rev. Smith received Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized at the age of twelve. God called Rev. Smith to the ministry on June 6, 1993. In response to his call, he was licensed to preach the Gospel in 1996 at Greater Shiloh Baptist Church of Alexandria, Virginia. Rev Smith was ordained to the Ministry in 2002 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Herndon, Virginia where he served eight years as the Minister of Discipleship.

     In October of 2008 Rev. Smith was called to serve as the Assistant Pastor of First Mount Olive
Baptist Church of Leesburg, Virginia. Under his leadership, the Christian Education of the
church was expanded to include the MasterLife Discipleship Program, and several other biblical
studies. After, eight years of faithful service to First Mount Olive Baptist Church, God called
Rev. Smith to a new assignment. On April 29, 2017 the Lord elevated Rev. Smith to the office of
Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Round Hill, Virginia where the church has adopted the
motto “Making Disciples who make a difference in the home, church, and the world.”

     Servant Leader depicts not only his spiritual journey, but his life’s work. Rev. Smith served his
country and his community his entire adult life. He was honorably discharged from the United
States Army at the rank of sergeant in 1993 and was employed by the United States Postal
Service for nineteen years. Currently, Rev. Smith is employed by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s
Office as a Deputy Sheriff.

     Rev. Smith graduated with honors from Lancaster Bible College with a B.A. in Biblical Studies.
Rev. Smith is an avid reader. He enjoys reading books on church planting, pastoring, church
leadership, church transformation, and Christian growth. Rev. Smith is passionate about
preaching the gospel and helping others to develop a personal, lifelong, obedient, and love
relationship with Jesus Christ. His favorite scripture is Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with
Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the
Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”.