Brian W. Smith

Director of Music

Brian Wesley Smith was born in Memphis, TN, to the late Barbara and Ozzie Smith, Jr. (Pastor Emeritus of CUCC). Brian’s love for music started at an early age (in church), raised by two accomplished musicians. Upon relocating with his family to Chicago in 1990, the Smith family joined and served at TUCC in pastoral and musical roles. In 1996, Brian joined his father (Pastor Ozzie) and family in a new church start, in South Holland, IL—Covenant United Church of Christ.

Throughout his life, Brian has appeared in various musical productions and/or community events. Additionally, Brian was a top 7 finalist from season 3 of BET’s “Sunday Best” (in 2010) and serves as director of music and arts at Covenant United Church of Christ since 2013. Brian’s favorite scripture is the 5th chapter of Galatians, verses 22-23: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.” (NIV)

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