Born in Nashville, Tennessee, and finding God's call in his life at age 17, Michael T. Smith has served as Minister of Music in churches across the country, presenting over 170 major productions and concerts, and over 125 music tours - domestic and abroad - for youth, adults and seniors.


In addition to being a worship leader, Michael is an accomplished pianist, composer and arranger

He has done recordings with various artists(most recently an acoustic recording of Michael's arrangements at NBC Studios in Chicago with Moody artist and opera singer Arnold Rawls) and continues to arrange for soloists and for choirs, and continues play piano for worship and give concerts in churches across America.

His most well-known high-voice solo arrangements are "Jesus Loves Me", Love Lifted Me", and "When I Can Read My Title Clear", in collections published by Genevox and Lifeway. His piano collection published by Word Music is "All Loves Excelling". Many of these piano arrangements are used in his concerts, with orchestra.  

Michael and his wife, Sharon, have two daughters, Shelley Thames and her husband Knox of Falls Church, Virginia, and Kelley Higgs and her husband Lynn of San Antonio, Texas. They also have five very special grandchildren: Riley, Henry, Emily, Elliot & Christopher.

  • 1966-1970 - Bachelor of Music, Baylor University
  • 1970-1973 - Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Hearne, Texas
  • 1970-1973 - Master of Music, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 1973-1976 - Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1976-1980 - Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Conroe, Texas
  • 1980-1985 - Minister of Music, Parkway Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1985-1993 - Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas
  • 1993-2014 - Worship Pastor, First Baptist Church, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 2014 - present - President, Cross Key Productions & Consulting, Prosper, Texas

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"Having worked with Michael T. Smith for fifteen years I can say without hesitation that he is a creative and organizational genius. God has gifted him in a multitude of ways: (1)his ability to create an inspiring worship experience for the entire congregation, (2)his gift in creating and executing major musical productions, (3)his incomparable keyboard and composing skills, (4)and his ability to organize to the last detail trips to any place on the planet!  I enthusiastically recommend Mike and Cross Key Productions and Consulting for your church's needs."

                                                                ----- Dr. Robert Jeffress, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Dallas

"In the years I served alongside Michael T Smith, every Sunday was a powerful worship experience. He prays for God's presence, plans creatively and pursues excellence in every aspect of ministry."

                                            ---- Dr. Bob McCartney, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Wichita Falls, Texas

"As the Directors of Ballet Magnificat, we have worked throughout the years with Michael Smith, and have enjoyed his passion and creativity and willingness to adapt to our particular needs. Ballet Magnificat has been blessed and encouraged by his friendship, professionalism, and his general overall love to do whatever he puts his hands to do with excellence. Most of all we appreciate his love for the Lord Jesus and His Kingdom work.”
                                                                                                         ----- Keith and Kathy Thibodeaux