Founder and President
Called by God to a lifetime of ministry at the age of 17, Nathan Smith lives to share the Gospel and make disciples. He spends his life as a full time evangelist, speaking thus far in over 25 countries to thousands of people each year. He loves football, old jeeps, good movies, golden retrievers, splitting logs with an axe, and his wife and children most of all.
Nathan speaks to many different audiences: on college campuses, music festivals, youth conferences, camps, retreats, Disciple-Now Weekends, as well as for churches of different denominations. He is a renown storyteller, known nationally for his passion to communicate the Gospel.
Director of Operations
Brent is Chief Operations Officer for Nathan Smith Ministries which means he oversees all ministry operations with Journey Camp AND Love Africa Mission.
Brent and his wife Kerri served as missionaries in Zambia for 7 years where they also raised their family.In addition to his experience in missions, Brent has undergraduate and masters degrees in business and over 13 years experience in business analysis and consulting. He hopes to use his education, skills and experiences to helps students find their passion here as well as abroad!
This will be Rachel’s first time at Journey since she was in high school. As our other Camp Coordinator, Rachel will be in charge of all things logistical. She is your go-to person for any camp details that you need to know last minute.
Rachel is a recent Clemson graduate who came has been a part of our ministry since 2012. She served with Love Africa throughout her college years as well as Young Life where she learned a TON about camp ministry! Welcome her to our team y’all!!
This will be Nick’s third consecutive year serving with us at Journey. You’ve seen him around emceeing on the main stage, teaching awesome breakouts, or maybe at the waterfront – launching humans to meet Jesus.
Nick is a full time Youth Ministry major at Columbia International University AND he is also in the US Navy. Leading up to camp, Nick will be connecting with church leaders, leading camp promo events alongside top-notch staff members, and helping us plan for our best summer yet!!