Kevin L. Smith was called as teaching pastor for Highview Baptist Church in Louisville in 2013. He served previously as pastor of Watson Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville. Currently, Smith is a doctoral candidate and assistant professor of preaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. In 2006, Smith became the first African-American ever elected first vice president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. In addition to his work as a church planter and pastor, he has served on multiple mission teams in the Caribbean and Africa. Kevin and his wife, Patricia, have been married for 21 years and have five children.