Meet Our Staff



     Pastor Samuel Smith came to Hays Fork Baptist Church on November’s first Sunday of 2013.  Born in Louisville, KY, January 24, 1953, he is the son of Rev. William R. & the late Velma Joyce Allen Smith.  His father pastored Union City Baptist Church of Tates Creek Baptist Association for thirteen years before his retirement. Pastor Sam is the oldest of one brother (Mark) and three sisters (Mary Anne, Kim, and Missy). 

Pastor Sam married his partner-in-life, June, in 1972.  They have two sons (Jeremy, the oldest; Jared, the youngest) and a daughter in between (Sara) and four wonderful grandchildren (Morgan, Noah, Haley, and Trey).

A Graduate of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College (1983) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1992), he has been in some aspect of ministry since the late 1970’s.  Pastor Sam has worked at an associational camp, announced on Christian radio and several different ministerial positions.  His first pastorate was at Polly Ann Baptist Church, Eubank, KY.  He has also served in Wisconsin, Florida, and most recently for almost a decade in Richmond, Indiana!

 Several times his minstry has been bivocational.  He has worked in a cheese factory, three Christian Bookstores (as he is doing presently with LifeWay Christian Stores), and substitute teaching.

 “I am so thankful to God for the opportunity to preach and teach His Word to the folks of Hays Fork.  I hope to instill within them further a greater love for the Scriptures – that we might grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and that we might see the Kingdom advance through the life of this church.”

Sam Smith, Pastor

Hays Fork Baptist Church

4447 Hays Fork Lane

Richmond, KY  40475

Church Phone:  859-985-9883





Music Director- Eric Baker

Sunday School

Fred Tilsley

(Sunday School Director)

Welcome: Sunday School at Hays Fork Baptist Church is all about experiencing God through teaching, open discussion and most of all from each other.  We like to believe that Sunday School is YOUR TIME to study and learn more about the Bible from the exchange of ideas.  We are very excited about our knowledgeable teachers and their love of the Bible and mostly for the love of having an opportunity to share their love of Jesus.  Please join us and experience this wonderful love of our Savior, Jesus Christ.