Dr. Deron Smith is married to Becca since 1992, and they have three daughters, Abby, Makayla, and Toria. He has been Preaching Minister at East Sunshine Church of Christ in Springfield, Missouri since 2004. Deron and Becca served with a team of missionaries based in Jinja, Uganda from 1994-2002. They lived in Bristol, England in 2002-03, where Deron pursued his Ph.D. in Theology from Trinity College of the University of Bristol, completing the degree in 2004. Deron works closely with other Greater Springfield denominations to help bring good to the local community.