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Our First Lady


First Lady, Teresa Dolois Smith
First Lady
Apostle Teresa D. Smith
New Covenant Church
303 South 11th Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: (256) 547-7149

First Lady's Message

Apostle Teresa D.Smith was born to Fannie Davenport and the late Charles James Munford on July 22, 1963 in Queens, New York. She received her primary and secondary education in Cedartown, GA. She attended college at Floyd College in Rome, GA.

In November 2009, Teresa answered the call into ministry.  She attended Ministers in Training classes at New Covenant Church under the leadership of Apostle Willie Smith, Senior Pastor and Overseer of New Covenant Fellowship of Churches.  On October 1, 2011, she completed the classes and was licensed and ordained as an Elder and Pastor on January 22, 2012.  She was affirmed as an Apostle of the Lord's Church on July 22, 2018.  She serves as Senior Pastor of New Covenant Piedmont, which she and her husband, Apostle Willie Smith established and planted in May, 2008.  

Apostle Teresa is certified as an addiction counselor and Domestic Violence Specialist. She has worked extensively with at-risk and troubled youth, pregnant and postpartum substance abusers, and homeless women. She served as Executive Director of "Our House," a shelter for battered women in Cedartown, GA, and has served as Executive Director of "The Covenant House," a transitional shelter for homeless women and their dependent children; which was founded by Pastor Willie J. Smith, Jr. in 2005.  She also serves as Director of New Covenant Ministries.  Apostle Teresa is the founder of "Women in Covenant" women's ministry which includes the ministry of Jewels, and Precious "Lil Gems" a ministry for girls ages 2-12 and "Pearls of Wisdom" ages 18-45.

Apostle Teresa and Apostle Smith were united in holy bonds of matrimony on October 14, 2000 and have six adult children: Terell, Joshua, Lashunda, Jason, Jocelyn, and Brandon.