Christine A.


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Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  I am Senior Pastor of the Covenant Baptist Church in Euclid, Ohio and the author of Beyond the Stained Glass Ceiling: Equipping and Encouraging Female Pastors (Judson Press, 2013).


The Word of God declares, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy path." (Proverbs 3:5-6)  This has been and continues to be my life testimony and guiding word of wisdom.  Through prayer, faith and perseverance, all things are possible! 















Do you know the Lord for yourself? Have you discerned God's will for your life?  I invite you to check out my weekly blog, Shepastor where we share words of wisdom, encouragement, education and inspiration based upon God's Holy Word.  If you live in the Greater Cleveland area, come and visit Covenant Baptist Church where we are a T.E.A.M., "Teaching, Evangelizing, Accountable, Making a Difference for the Kingdom!" 


If you have not already done so, pick up a copy of Pastor Chris' first book, Beyond the Stained Glass Ceiling: Equipping and Encouraging Female Pastors

To purchase, click on the image of the book below...


Do you desire special prayer? Do you have questions about your life direction? Are you looking for a church home?  Fill out the boxes below and send me a message.


I hope to hear from you soon!

Pastor Chris

Pastor Chris invited to speak for the Inaugural Women in Ministry Luncheon in observance of Women's History Month, MTS Ministries, Kalamazoo, MI...

On Saturday, March 30th, 2019, Pastor Chris will serve as the guest speaker for the MTS Ministries "Women in Ministry Awards Luncheon: Celebrating Her Story," Kalamazoo, Michigan. The inaugural luncheon will honor eleven local women for their community work, achievements and civic service in the Greater Kalamazoo area. Drs. Michael T. Scott and Tamara Scott, hosts. For more information or to purchase tickets, email

Did you know that approximately 40-50% of today's seminary students and graduates are women, but only about 10% of those women will have an opportunity to serve as a senior/solo pastor? Have you ever considered why women struggle to support other women in the ministry?  Are you wrestling with answering God's call upon your life?  Are you facing barriers as a woman in ministry? Check out excerpts from my book... Read more...

To see more of Pastor Chris' preaching engagements, visit her itinerary page...


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Connect with other women in ministry by visiting the  Women Together in Ministry of Greater Cleveland Network ("WTIM") website! click on Women's picture below...

Visit The Covenant Baptist Church website by clicking on the heart and cross image above!


Pastor Chris with her family:

Daughter Aris, Sons, Aristide III and Caleb, Husband, "1st Gentleman," Aristide Smith, Jr.

Pastor Chris and "1st G," Husband, Aristide Smith, Jr., in Rome, Italy, 2018.

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