Looking Back | 2021

In 2020 God allowed us to see a marvelous work done through the young people of S.M.I.T.E. Through their efforts, we were able to see over 226 backyard Bible clubs conducted with 1300 boys and girls hearing the Gospel.  The theme for this year is WWJDIn His Steps, a novel written By Charles Sheldon in 1896, was based on a small congregation that decided to follow Jesus come what may. In fact, they took as their motto to always ask the question when faced with a question, What would Jesus Do? The resulting experiment had life changing episodes that evaded the whole community. The book has sold more than 50,000,000 copies. No other book but the Bible and Pilgrims Progress comes close. So I have chosen as our theme for SMITE, WWJD. May we in this dark hour follow in Jesus’ steps. Join us this year ~ May 30-June 4 for SMITE 2021!

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Our desire is to train young men and women so they in turn can reach boys and girls with the gospel. This week-long training institute doesn’t have traditional activities associated with “camp”; instead we provide tiered levels of training taught by instructors with a heart for ministry and a passion for seeing lost children come to a saving knowledge of Christ. During the afternoons, our students have the opportunity to put this training to practice through backyard Bible clubs in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus. Each evening, we hold services that are both a time of rejoicing in what God has done and a time for preparing our hearts through preaching. The preaching services are very direct and focused on helping young people put aside the distractions of materialism, music, movies, and dating. Instead we seek to direct their focus on having a heart and desire to listen to God, honor their parents, and serve the Lord with their lives.

God has given us a clear commission – to reach every creature with the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our special mission for those involved with S.M.I.T.E. is to evangelize every child. In the last ministry year, our students and workers were able to reach over 12,000 children with this precious message! Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” We hope you decide to take part in this amazing week!


Pastor Alan Bartlett
Central Baptist Church
Baton Rouge, LA

Pastor Shannon Foote
Grace Baptist Church
Marrero, LA


While S.M.I.T.E. was designed to train junior high and high school age youth, everyone is welcome to take part in this exciting week. Entire families spend this week with us and take part in the classes and Bible clubs. There are classes for elementary age children as part of our junior S.M.I.T.E. as well as practical sessions for adults. We offer special rates for families and provide various accommodation options including RV hookups and private apartments.