Nathan and his wife Tamsey were married in May of 2000 and have three children: Ella, Eoin (Owen) and Eden. The Smith family lives in North Carolina in the greater Charlotte area and serves on the Pastoral Team at The Refuge.
Growing up in the home of a Methodist Pastor, Nathan has been serving The Church his entire life. After being lead to Jesus by his parents at age six he continued to grow in his relationship with God, develop his gifts and talents and employ them in the local church early on. Nathan was hired as the youth pastor of a growing church in South Alabama while he was a senior in high school. After a defining encounter with the Holy Spirit on Father’s Day 1998, Nathan was launched into greater opportunities in leading worship for churches and regional events along the Gulf Coast. Nathan and Tamsey planted Christian Life Church in Orange Beach, Alabama, alongside dear friends and pastors in 1999. After serving for four years there, the Lord opened up opportunities for Nathan to record the songs he had been writing and travel as a worship minister. In the spring of 2004, the Smith’s moved to North Carolina to help plant The Refuge, where they still serve today.
Nathan is an ordained minister through R3 Alliance (formerly New Life Christian Fellowship Intl) and his ministry and teaching gift have been affirmed in the local churches he’s served and by extension through his music recordings and messages to people across the world. Along the way, Nathan has been privileged with serving and ministering all over the United States, Brazil, Austria, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, and most recently, Israel.