John David Smith is a native of Pendleton, SC and the youngest of six children . He and his wife, Robin, share the love of four children and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of Pendleton High School and a former U.S. Army Reservist. He attended the University of South Carolina where he majored in Music Education and Music Theory/Composition, and later furthered his studies to include Social Psychology at USC-Upstate.
Over the years, he has tutored in music and academics, and has taught band camps throughout South Carolina and North Carolina. His poetry has been published in anthologies in the US and in the UK. He is a life member of Kappa Kappa Psi Professional Honorary Band Fraternity, a public speaker/mentor and Co-Founder/Senior Pastor of In God’s Hands Ministries in Greenwood, SC. He has a strong love for people and believes that everyone was created with a mission and a purpose.
His first book of poetry is entitled The Presence of Knowing and is now available for purchase! You can purchase this wonderful book directly from the publisher, or through any major online book retailer. A brief listing of these retailers is provided from you on the Availability tab of the menu bar above. You can also order a signed copy from the author through this website.