Shandon minister of adults called as pastor of N.C. church

Clay Smith, minister of adults at Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia, was recently called as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Matthews, N.C. In addition to Shandon, he previously served on the staffs of Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter, and Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. A native of Greenville, Smith is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He and his wife, Terrica, have three daughters: Madison, Molly and Miller. Smith will begin his ministry at First Baptist, Matthews, on Aug. 10.