Robert J. Smith is a life-long resident of Laurel, Mississippi.
Robert was formally trained as a geologist and worked in that field for several years. He and his wife Beth are the parents of eight children. He and his family are members of Audubon Drive Bible Church in Laurel, MS. He was commissioned by the church as a missionary to Jones County, MS. where he lives. Shortly after becoming a believer in 1983, he opened the Christian Food Mission with a calling from God as a ministry outreach.