Robert (Bo) Smith

Lakeshore Church, Louisiana
Lead Church Planter
New Orleans Louisiana
Lakeshore Church
April 16

About My Family

Bo Smith is 33 years old and is from Atlanta, Ga. He has five years of church planting ministry experience. After getting married in April 2016, Bo and Katie moved to New Orleans for Bo to plant churches under the leadership of George Ross, further his seminary training in the professional doctoral program at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and for Katie to attend Louisiana State University dental school. The two of them now strive to love and serve New Orleans together through the ministries of Lakeshore Church and by personally living missionally on a daily basis.

About My Church Plant

Lakeshore Church is a church replant from Pontchartrain Baptist Church and Canal Street Church. The surrounding community is a unique blend of cultures and ethnicities with great contrast in socioeconomic class and lifestyles, all within a one-mile radius of the church building. Lakeshore seeks to reach this community by discipling and equipping the church to intentionally share and demonstrate the gospel through weekly door-to-door evangelism, community events and community groups, while equipping the next generation of leaders in ministry leadership.

NAMB Church Planting

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