Justyn Smith is a husband to one amazing wife and father to six beautiful children. They live in the Minneapolis-area after having lived on the West Coast for 31 years. Justyn is the Family Ministry Pastor at River Valley Church. He is an advocate for the local church who believes the local church is the hope of the world. He’s the co-author of If Disney Ran Your Children’s Ministry, blogger, conference speaker and consultant. Justyn has recently been named one of “Children’s Ministry Magazine’s” Top 20 to Watch. You can follow him at justynsmith.com and social media Facebook | Instagram | Twitter @pastorjustyn.
What Others Are Saying
Justyn Smith is a young gun to watch. He’s been on my radar for several years. His approach to children’s ministry is fresh and innovative. It’s incredible to see how God is using Justyn…If Justyn is not on your radar he should be. —Jim Wideman, World Outreach Church jimwideman.com
Justyn Smith is a forward thinking, inspired leader. His entrepreneurial spirit led to one of the most exciting venues for young, innovative church leaders to share, learn and grow together-The Napkin Conference. His passion to develop people in ministry has created a ripple effect around the globe causing us to all be more effective in leading kids and families to know Jesus. You won’t want to miss an opportunity to spend time hearing from Justyn and his friends in ministry. —Allyson Evans, Lifechurch.tv lifekids.tv
Justyn Smith is a passionate young man who invests a huge amount of energy into seeing children reached with the Gospel and the local Church grown…. —David Wakerley, Hillsong Church davidwakerley.com
If you asked me for a list of the 20 most creative children’s pastors in America, Justyn Smith would make the cut. His approach to ministry is relevant, current, and most importantly, grounded in the Word of God. Justyn is a growing leader in the field of children’s ministry and is part of a great church where lives are being changed, both young and old. On top of that, he dresses really cool and wears nice sunglasses. —Ryan Frank, Children’s Pastor, K! Magazine Editor www.kidzmatter.com
Justyn Smith has a heart to reach this generation of kids and their families. I believe in his passion to reach his community…I’m so excited about his desire to invest in leaders around the country with the Napkin Conference. Definitely tune in to what this leader and church has to say because they are impacting lives and families successfully! —Yancy, Music Artist yancynotnancy.com