Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Deliverance Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.


Our leadership recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that as shepherds we serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Bishop Robert E. Smith, Sr., Senior Pastor

Pastor and Mother SmithAs the primary teaching pastor, Bishop Smith has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He is the recent pastor at Deliverance Church and brings over 47 years of pastoral experience. He and his wife, Mother Gilda Smith have three sons who are all in ministry. Pastor Smith has ministered for over 50 years all over the U.S. and other parts of the world. With a heart for the inner city and the youth of today he is passionate about reaching people with the love of Christ and seeing lives changed.



Honoring the Founding Pastor ~The Late Elder Zack Smith, Sr. 


Pastor Zack SmithAffectionately known throughout the state of Michigan and across the country as “Jesus Li’l Boy” Pastor Zack Smith touched thousands of lives with the saving message of Jesus Christ. As a dynamic evangelist with a keen prophetic gift, Pastor Zack was blessed to see many souls saved and bodies healed during his ministry. In 1975, Pastor Zack was led of the Lord to relaunch and rename the church he had founded Deliverance Church of God in Christ. With his wife of 52 years, Mother Alverma Smith, Pastor Smith reached out and impacted people in every strata of life. He had a personal touch with everyone while diligently preaching and teaching the message of holiness. The Lord transitioned this great man of God from his labor to reward on February 14, 2012. The members and friends of Deliverance will never forget the foundation he laid. We honor the life and legacy of the founder and spiritual father of Deliverance, Pastor Zack Smith, Sr.





What we believe:

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