Warren and Melissa Smith have been married since 1991 and have two children: Tanner and Rachel. Melissa is a Veterinarian in Bloomington and Tanner and Rachel both attend Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA majoring in Aeronautics.
Warren was born and raised right here in Atlanta, IL and graduated from Olympia in 1983. After High School, Warren pursued a career in aviation while also attending the University of Illinois in Springfield earning a Business Degree. Warren has flown professionally for over thirty years accumulating over 11,000 hours in air. He enjoys motorcycles, boating, woodworking, and spending time with family.
Warren grew up in church and has always felt the presence of God in his life. Sprinkled as an infant, Warren chose to be baptized through immersion in 2005. He was unable to serve in the local church for many years due to irregular airline and corporate flying schedules, however, that all changed when he accepted a job with the Federal Aviation Administration in 2008. Since that time, Warren has enjoyed volunteering at all levels of church service and leadership including deacon and elder. From 2014 to 2019, Warren served as the Volunteer Director of Youth and Family Ministries.
In 2019, Warren was one of thirteen people selected to participate in a Pastoral Residency Program offered through Moody Bible Institute and is currently on leave from Atlanta Christian Church. Through the Residency Program Warren will earn a graduate degree in biblical studies and will return to ACC in August of 2020.