Brother Willie Smiley was converted in August 1988 in West Palm Beach,Florida. He was baptized according to Acts 2:38 under the leadership of his former pastor, Darrel Wesco of Rapturing Faith Tabernacle,where he served faithfully for four years.
In 1992, Bro. Smiley felt led of the Lord to attend Bible TruthTabernacle in Okeechobee, Florida. Here he continued to serve as an usher, choir member, and in audio recording. In 1994, Bro. Smiley was ordained into the Ministry, and labored alongside his pastor, James Williams, as Assistant Pastor and Youth Minister. He also began extensive work as an evangelist, traveling often throughout Florida, Georgia and South Carolina to edify the Body of Christ.
In 1998, Brother Willie Smiley became pastor of Bible Truth Tabernacle. He has been stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, ministering to his local congregation. Bro. Smiley’s ministry extends beyond Okeechobee through his weekly radio broadcast on WIRA 1400 on Florida’s Treasure Coast. As the Holy Spirit has directed him, Bro. Smiley has continued to preach the Gospel in many churches throughout our town, state, nation, and abroad – to countries including Canada, Haiti, Jamaica, and England.