Faith Ascent Ministries

 Faith Ascent Ministries is a St. Louis based ministry with a mission to fight for the next generation of Christians, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to solidify and defend their Christian Worldview. Their speakers are carefully chosen based on their expertise as well as their ability to effectively communicate with teens. Their topics are carefully chosen based on the questions Christian teens are asking (and being asked) as reflected in their survey results.


Jeremy R. Smith is a self described “debtor to unearned grace, advocate for the local Church, and backyard missionary.” Jeremy’s life miraculously changed when he met Jesus in 1996. Since then, he’s been passionate about helping Christians and non-Christians to think through and seriously consider what they believe, why they believe it, and why it matters.

As the Executive Director for Faith Ascent Ministries, Jeremy, along with Faith Ascent's teaching team, speaks regularly at churches and conferences to equip pastors, parents, and teenagers with the tools they'll need to articulate and defend "the reasons for the hope they have in Jesus." (1 Peter 3:15)

Jeremy received his Certificate of Study in Christian Apologetics from Biola University in La Mirada, CA and is currently studying Apologetics & Outreach at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Jeremy also serves as the Corporate Chaplain for Cordell & Cordell (A Domestic Litigation Firm). 

Jeremy will be speaking to the Youth on the following topic:

Room 120  Friday 9:00 am
Why Bother With Christian Apologetics? 
What do we mean when we talk about "Christian apologetics"? Why are apologetics useful inside and outside of the church? Why bother with apologetics? Faith Ascent director, Jeremy Smith, will address these issues and more. Don't miss it!