Sofi Smith was dramatically saved by Jesus Christ at the age of 22, after many difficult and trying years as a teen mother to her beautiful daughter, Gracie. It was in that relationship that Sofi heard the calling to serve her Creator. At 25, Sofi reconnected with a childhood friend who soon became her beloved husband in 2012. Shortly after that Jon adopted Sofi’s daughter, Gracie, and gave her his last name, promising to raise her as his own. Sofi and Jon then welcomed two more beautiful children into their family, Jac and Ella Smith.
Together, Sofi and Jon Smith began sitting under the intimate mentorship of Stephen and Annette Armstrong after struggling with what a Christ-centered marriage should look like, while raising their children to do the same, something Jon, nor Sofi, were experienced in. Jesus has continued to cultivate and nurture their marriage through extensive mentorship, while sharing a love for expository study of the Bible.
Stephen saw opportunity for Sofi to use her knowledge and determined spirit and offered her the opportunity to serve on staff as Executive Assistant to Pastor Stephen Armstrong at Verse by Verse Ministry International. After that, in 2018, Stephen approached Sofi with the exciting news of a Verse by Verse church plant in San Antonio, Texas. She joined Stephen in the church plant and played many rolls that included, Pastor Steve’s assistant, administrator, greeter, children’s teacher and much more. Within a year of juggling numerous jobs, Sofi felt a calling to serve as the primary children’s teacher at Verse by Verse Fellowship where she served for 4.5 years. Sofi continues to teach children weekly at First Baptist of Dilley, Texas, while also serving on staff at Verse by Verse Ministry International full-time.
In addition to reaching children, Sofi and Jon counsel newly married couples, teach youth occasionally and disciple various individuals within the church body. In 2020, Sofi received her Biblical counseling certificate and continues to study alongside mental health specialists to provide parents with the education and spiritual support necessary to help suffering children and youth.
Sofi has dedicated her life to the scriptures and ministry at home, locally and worldwide bringing the Good News to the lost.