Elder Lucette Smith was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Rev. Perry L. Davis Jr., and Doris M. Reeves. She is the mother of four children and a devoted wife to her loving husband, Dennis Smith who walks beside her in ministry. At an early age, Elder Smith accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior but it was not until 1989 that she made a commitment to the Lord, fully understanding what was required of her as a child of God. After several years serving as a choir member, administrative assistant and Sunday school superintendent she acknowledged her calling as a Minister of the Gospel.
In 1996, Under the Pastoral guidance of Bishop Marian L. Rudd, Elder Smith gave her initial sermon. She attended Truth Bible institute, Jamison School of Ministry, and Word of Life Ministry to further equip her for the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, she depends solely on the “Leading of the Holy Spirit” to instruct her in the work of the Lord.
In April 2002, she was ordained as an Elder of Redeeming Grace Worldwide Ministries serving as the Church Administrator, Trustee, and Corporate Secretary. Showing herself faithful unto God and the ministry, in December 2002, the Lord elevated her to the office of the Assistant Pastor where she served and assisted the Bishop and the ministry faithfully for 6 years. In August 2008, she was elevated to the Senior Pastor of Redeeming Grace where she focused on teaching the word of God and demonstrated her passion for soul winning, outreach and evangelism. Under this appointed position, the church grow and many souls where added to the fellowship. Pastor Smith continued to pursue her education, strengthening and developing herself as a Pastor by attending The Abundant Harvest Shepherds School of Ministry. After serving faithfully at Redeeming Grace for over 19 years and having concluded her assignment as Senior Pastor, under the leading of the Holy Spirit, the Lord divinely realigned and connected Pastor Smith with Bishop David G. Evans as a Transitional Harvest Pastor. After serving for three years as a transitional Pastor, in April 2012 under the leading of the Hold Spirit, Pastor Smith began conducting weekly bible Study sessions. In September 2013, Victorious Faith Christian Worship Center, was birthed reaching souls for Christ in the City of Wilmington, Delaware.
Pastor Smith is committed and truly dedicated to the work of ministry and exemplifies the “Spirit of Excellence” in all that she does. Called by God to be a “Deborah”, Pastor Smith is an avid student and an effective teacher of the Word of God, prayer warrior, and a true worshipper of the Lord. It is her greatest desire to see God’s people set free in their minds by the Truth of His word, while impacting change in their lives to live for God.
She has volunteered her time in the women’s prison ministry, Delaware homeless shelter, Manna food program and various other outreach ministries to meet the physical, spiritual, and mental needs of people of all walks of life. Because of her genuine love for people and passion for souls, she is willing to do what ever is necessary to be of help.
Her earnest prayer is that The Lord may grant unto her the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation in the Knowledge of Him.” (Eph 1:17). In her own words, ” If it had not been for the Lord on my side…”