First Lady

Dear Beloved,

At this time God has granted me the privilege of being the helpmate for the Reverend Steve Small, Jr.,our pastor. I am humbled, excited and nervous about the possibilities of this assignment. Although the duties, expectations and requirements of the role vary in each members’ mind, Pastor Small and I are committed to uplifting you as Christ is lifted up, and He continues to draw us to Him.

As Pastor Small redefines the role, we pray that the Holy Spirit will lead him to use my God given talents and skills to advance the Kingdom of God. I pray that , together, we will move True Life Baptist Church to the next level in Christ. I believed 25 years ago that Reverend Small was an awesome teacher. I believe today that God uses him mightily to reveal scriptural secrets to us. I trust that God will continue to use the gifts He deposited in him to teach and develop disciples for Christ.

My sincere gratitude to each of you for celebrating the man that God has placed here as our Under-Shepard and the man that God has given me as a husband. I thank God for the journey thus far and for each of you. I ask you to continuously pray for our church family.

I, also, ask the Lord to go before us and make our path smooth, straight and successful.


Yours in Christ,

Velma A. Small