With a vote of


Mission Hills is excited to announce
Craig Smith as our new Senior Pastor. 

He will begin his role on September 10, 2016.

Last weekend, our congregation voted and welcome Craig Smith to become our next senior pastor. In response, Craig has written an encouraging letter to our church about what’s next. Read it here by clicking below. 


“And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;
with skillful hands he led them.”
Psalm 78:72

From the beginning of our search process, we felt like God impressed on our hearts that we were looking for our “David.” As a result, our team was really focused on looking for a candidate with a shepherd’s heart—a man of integrity and skills to lead people.

Craig has faithfully served in various capacities at Ridgeline Community Church for over twenty years—sometimes in the background and frequently from the pulpit, most recently as their lead pastor. He has taught theologians and, at the same time, has keynoted and connected with students at 

Mission Hills Winter Camp numerous times. When interviewing him, we could sense his humility, integrity, and his skill to lead and shepherd well. We literally had to process hundreds of candidates from all around the country to find our David out tending his flock just fifteen miles down the road.

The Senior Pastor Search Team and the Elders are pleased to announce that they are unanimously and enthusiastically recommending that Dr. Craig Smith be the next senior pastor of Mission Hills Church.


A godly and humble
servant leader

A skilled communicator of God’s
Word and a visionary leader

A natural fit with the theology and culture of Mission Hills and our passion for transformed lives

The Elders and Senior Pastor Search Team unanimously and enthusiastically recommend Dr. Craig Smith to be the next senior pastor of Mission Hills Church. 

About Mission Hills Church

Discover more about our vision, history, and beliefs.

Hear from Trusted Voices

Discover what our Search Committee and others say about Craig.

Watch Craig's Sermons

View a sample of Pastor Craig Smith’s sermons.