Pastor Wayne E. and Martha Smith
Pastor Wayne E. and Martha Smith Pastor Wayne and Martha celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on August 26th. The Smith’s were married at the Fort Wayne Gospel Temple in 1948. After graduating from Northwestern College and Seminary in Minneapolis, when Dr. Billy Graham was president, they had pastorates in Minnesota, Michigan, and Indiana. They came to Auburn in 1965 and were instrumental in starting Lakewood Park Christian School in 1976, with 33 students. He was senior pastor and assistant pastor at Lakewood Park Baptist Church from 1965 to 1992. They have four children and spouses: Dianne and John Mitchell of Auburn, Brent Smith of Auburn, Mark and Kelly Smith of Indianapolis, Scott and Sherri Smith of Tulsa, Ok. They also have seven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.