what is our mission?
THE MISSION FOR THIS PART OF ZION IS TO REACH OUT AND LET SOMEONE KNOW THAT JESUS IS LOVE. ALSO, WE MUST TEACH, PREACH AND SHOW THE LOST THAT JESUS IS TRUE. THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH.
what is our vision?
THE VISION FOR THIS PART OF ZION IS TO GROW THE PEOPLE OF GOD IN SUCH A WAY THAT OUR IMPACT AND OUTREACH EXPANDS THE WORLD. WE WILL BE A HAVEN FOR THE YOUTH, A LAUNCHING PAD FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LOST.
How did we get started?
Bishop Smith founded Prince of Peace Praise Center (POPPC) in 2006. God instructed Bishop Smith to start a church while he was a busy thriving Truck Driver. He started the church by using his paychecks to rent a building, five (5) members, and a radio that served as the choir and band.
God has blessed Bishop Smith and the ministry abundantly. He grew the church to the point where God instructed him to lead the ministry in a full-time capacity in 2016. The church’s motto is, “The Church Where People Go to Grow.” Through the sound teachings and level of faith that the leadership of the church exudes, “people growing” is exactly the sentiment and testimony that resounds amongst the members.
God continues to bless and grow the church. POPPC is growing and in the process of a building project so that we can expand to have an even greater impact in the community and make tidal waves for the Kingdom. When God gives a person the vision, He always gives the provision. Bishop Smith is also the advisor to other Pastors. We look forward to what God has next for POPPC…
MEET OUR STAFF
Bishop Reginald D. Smith
FOUNDER AND SENIOR PASTOR
Bishop Reginald D. Smith is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Prince of Peace Praise Center (POPPC). Bishop Smith is a God-ordained prophetic and prolific orator of the 21st century. He is also a profound illustrator of the Word. Bishop Smith’s ministry touches the young, the old, men and women; however, he has a very impactful gift in growing men and entrepreneurs. POPPC’s motto is “The Church Where People Go to Grow” and Bishop Smith excels in giving people tools, Keys to the Kingdom, to grow in Christ.
Bishop Smith founded POPPC in 2006. He started the church with 5 members and a radio that served as the choir and band. God has blessed Bishop Smith and the ministry abundantly. He grew the church to the point where God instructed him to lead the ministry in a full-time capacity. He left the main stream work force to become a full-time pastor. As he worked whole-heartedly for the Kingdom and grew the ministry as well as help other ministries grow, he was honored to be consecrated as a Bishop in 2015.
Bishop Smith is committed to serving the community. Bishop has served as a Chaplain for the City of Chesapeake’s Police Department since 2018. He serves so that he can make a greater impact in the lives of the residents of the community. Bishop’s desire is to reduce poverty, reduce crime, empower people, and most importantly lead them to Christ. Bishop Smith along with his wife have birthed their own ministry, Smith & Smith Ministries, Inc. Bishop’s commitment to the community is reflected in his nonprofit’s mission which is to promote the well-being of at-risk groups to include youth, senior citizens and underprivileged families. The nonprofit achieves this by providing enriched services that create community viability for the people served and the community at large.
Bishop Smith has been married to Elder Keya Smith since 2018. Their union was God sent. Together they share seven children and 10 grandchildren.
Bishop Smith whole-heartedly embraces Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.” He exemplifies this passage in his life and helps others to realize this powerful passage in their own lives.
pastor Keya M. Smith
FIRST LADY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Pastor Keya Smith is the Executive Director of Operations for Prince of Peace Praise Center (POPPC). POPPC Partners affectionately call her “First Lady.” Pastor Keya was ordained a Minister of the Gospel in 2019. The next year, 2020, she was Ordained as an Elder of the church. In 2022, she was installed as Pastor.
Pastor Keya Smith has been in executive leadership in the church and other non-profit organizations for over two decades. Her experience and formal academic training have been an asset to POPPC and the Kingdom. Her passion to serve God, the people of God and the community are exemplified in the work she does daily to ensure the vision given by God to Bishop Smith for Prince of Peace is carried out.
Pastor Keya Smith along with her husband have also birthed their own ministry, Smith & Smith Ministries, Inc. Pastor Smith has been in the helping profession since graduating college in 1996. She has worked the majority of her career to give people with disabilities, families, youth and senior citizens a better quality of life. Her commitment to the community is reflected in her nonprofit’s mission which is to promote the well-being of at-risk groups to include youth, senior citizens and underprivileged families. The nonprofit achieves this by providing enriched services that create community viability for the people served and the community at large.
First Lady has been married to Bishop Reginald Smith since 2018. Their union is a story of how God brings two people together for His purpose. Together they share seven children and 10 grandchildren.
Pastor Smith loves 1 Corinthians 12 and it guides her administration and leadership in the church. She whole-heartedly believes that every person has a gift and their gift was meant for the advancement of the Kingdom.