Parkway welcomes Rev. Caroline Smith as pastor

Monday, September 20, marked the beginning of Rev. Caroline Smith’s tenure as pastor of Parkway Baptist Church, and she will preach her first official sermon September 26.

Rev. Caroline Smith

Rev. Caroline Smith

Parkway voted unanimously August 22 to call Rev. Smith as pastor, and the church just completed a four week sermon series during the interim led by guest speakers preaching on the theme “What We Need to Hear to Get Ready.” If you missed any of those powerful and compelling messages, you can watch them on Parkway’s YouTube channel at
Rev. Smith has posted two letters to the congregation the last two weeks, setting the stage for her arrival. They are available on the Parkway website at and…/.

Members are encouraged to make every effort to attend this Sunday, but if anyone is unable to be at worship in person, they can view the service on YouTube at

Parkway owes a debt of gratitude to staff members Angie Smith, Jane Redman, Carey Huddlestun and Wes Medford for keeping the church functioning at a high level, both administratively and ministerially during the interim, and a special word of thanks is due Deacon Chair Jodie Samp and Deacon Evelyn Grant for continuing Parkway’s meaningful prayer meetings on Wednesdays throughout the four week interim period.