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.
Deej has been with Journey Camp since inception in 2001. Whether he is on stage as a camp emcee, or leading rec time in the gym or on the field, Deej brings the party! He often travels with Nate to visit churches throughout the year too. Deej is involved with Young Life throughout the year and has a passion for students and showing them Jesus.
Gracie has been at Journey Camp since the beginning. She grew up spending her summers at Journey loving on Students. Gracie is your go-to person for any questions about Journey. She handles registration, finances and is basically the boss.
Gracie just began her first year at University of South Carolina where she is studying Biology at the Honors College.
Emerson grew up coming to Journey as a high school student, and she has served on our staff for the past three years. She is currently finishing up her public health degree as a senior at The University of South Carolina.
Emerson will be working with Gracie to plan the best Summer yet! She is an admin queen and is available to answer any questions about camp!
Raygan is new to our team and has lots of experience in camp operations. As Camp Administrator, Raygan will be in charge of all things logistical. She is helps out with last minute camp details.
Raygan graduated from Gardner-Webb University. Along with our ministry, Raygan also serves with Greenville Young Life where she is learning a TON about camp ministry! Welcome her to our team y’all!!