Pastor Dennis Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University. While at Colorado State, he became a Seventh-day Adventist Christian. After working in engineering for a short time, he felt the call to fulltime ministry. Smith has served the church as an active layman, and in pastoral and departmental positions for over 41 years. He graduated from Andrews University Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree.
In 1999 the Lord led Dennis and his wife, Patty, to begin studying the biblical teaching on the baptism of the Holy Spirit. As a result of their study, they were convicted to specifically pray for this biblical experience. Soon after they prayed for God to grant this infilling experience of the Spirit, a new spiritual life began to take hold of them both. Almost immediately Dennis felt led to begin writing about the things he was learning and experiencing.