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Transitional Pastor

My experience as a church planter & local church pastor for close to 30 years uniquely prepared me to serve as a transitional pastor. I am a trained and certified transitional pastor with the Christian & Missionary Alliance. As a transitional pastor I help churches navigate pastoral transitions by providing preaching, leadership development and pastoral search facilitation. Currently I serve serves as lead church health coach for the Metropolitan District of The Alliance.

Maximum Impact Dean

I serve as the Dean of Maximum Impact, a networking, equipping and coaching initiative of The Christian & Missionary Alliance. Maximum Impact helps local church pastors achieve their maximum Kingdom impact by developing 9 key areas of local church ministry.



Joel is an exceptional communicator, a gifted leader and a man with depth of soul. He is a trustworthy colleague, a man of integrity and I am honored to call him a friend.

Rob Reimer

Author of Soul Care, River Dwellers & Pathways to The King


I have known Joel for almost twenty years and have no hesitation in recommending him. I have found him to be articulate, caring and helpful on a number of personal issues and trust him for guidance.

Craig Hatch esq.

Owner Halbrunner, Hatch & Guise, LLC


Joel Smith possesses excellent people skills, employing perceptive listening, intuitive discernment, and Spirit-led guidance. Joel has demonstrated outstanding motivational communication skills using contemporary media and creative approaches. Joel has exercised initiating/developing talents planting two churches resulting in impressive growth and changed lives. Joel possesses effective coaching skills in developing pastors and church leaders in the areas of soul care and emotional/spiritual health. 

Dr. Randy Corbin

Retired Alliance District Superintendent & Pastor 

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