Smith Street 
Baptist Church
Loving God. Loving People. Making Disciples.

Smith Street Baptist Church Staff

Rev. Chester Proctor, Senior Pastor
Office: 912-537-8661
Cell: 912-293-1323

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Pastor Chester is a 2000 graduate from Vidalia COmprehensive High School. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from Western Governor's University and a Masters of Arts -Theological Studies (M.T.S.) with a concentration in biblical studies. He is currently working on his Masters of Divinity (M.Div) at Liberty University Online.

He has served as Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor before joining Smith Street Baptist Church in 2014, Chester has written the book, Game Changers: Understanding Effective Church Membership, which is now available here.

He is married to Heather (April 2010) and they have two children, Andrew and Ava Grace, who attend Vidalia Heritage Academy.

When he is not spending time with his family,  Pastor Chester enjoys working at Vidalia Communications Corporation (WYUM-FM, WTCQ-FM and WVOP-AM) where he got his start in radio broadcasting over 20 years ago and continues, on the side, to this day.


Favorite Verse: Galatians 1:10  Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Jospeh Duke,  Minister of Music
Joseph Duke is currently a Music Major at Brewton-Parker College in Mt. Vernon, Georgia.  Originally from Fitzgerald, Jospeh hopes to one day lead music in the church as a full-time vocation.  
Martha Steptoe, Financial Secretary