Local Missions

At Smith Memorial Baptist Church we believe that missions is a way of life. While international and national missions are an important focus of our church, we understand that in our everyday lives we cross many lost people who need and want to hear the Good News. Servanthood Evangelism is a way every church member can be a part of mission work. The Bible provides numerous examples from Jesus’ ministry, and that of the disciples, where they effectively combined service with the proclamation of the Good News. The goal of the Servanthood Evangelism projects is to give people ideas of ways to serve and be intentional about sharing the love of Jesus. The goal is to remind people that one does not have to travel to another state or country to be a missionary. We can be missionaries everyday here in our own town.
CEF is a worldwide ministry to children ages 4-14, the largest unreached people group in the world. Ministry goes outside the church walls to give every child the opportunity to hear the gospel and respond in receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  CEF assists churches in offering Good News Clubs as an after school program for one hour one day a week during the school year. In the summer, CEF trains teenagers to reach children by holding 5-Day Clubs; it’s like taking VBS to the neighborhoods.
Peninsula contact is Kevin Mooers (804) 580-0863, komooers555@me.com
SMBC contact is Melanie Courtney, (757) 565-0476,
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry is a nonprofit organization providing chaplains locally, nationally, and internationally for 50 years. This ministry is supported by local churches, individuals, and businesses who have a concern for those behind bars. Good News Jail & Prison Ministry receives no government funding and is a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). The ministry headquarters is located in Richmond, Virginia and presently has 103 chaplains in 24 states and 288 chaplains in 21 foreign countries and one U.S. Territory. Chaplain Rick Jenkins Good News Jail & Prison Ministry P.O. Box 2227 Williamsburg, VA 23187 serving Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail 9320 Merrimac Trail Williamsburg, VA 23185

“Providing skilled compassionate healthcare and counseling to the medically disadvantaged in a manner that honors the name of Jesus Christ.”

Kelly Cash Community Outreach Director Lackey Free Clinic (757)886-0608 X 250 kcash@olivetministries.org


Grove Christian Outreach Center (GCOC) was established in February of 2000 with a mission of ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of the poor and disadvantaged in the Grove area of James City County with a goal of treating each person with dignity and respect.  GCOC’s year round outreach programs include a food pantry, a weekly community food distribution, the distribution of USDA commodities, a clothes closet, financial assistance for evictions, utility cutoffs, and prescription medications, as well as gas vouchers and bus tickets to medical and social service appointments.  Seasonal programs include “Backpacks for Kids”, a Back To School Celebration, “Shoe Box Gifts for Kids”, Christmas Blessing Room and holiday food baskets.  In 2011, GCOC served 853 different families, representing 2,529 different individuals and distributed 414,000 pounds of food.  GCOC is an all-volunteer organization with volunteers representing 25 area churches, logging 17,300 hours of service in 2011. 

8910 E Pocahontas Trail Williamsburg, VA 23185


FISH is an all volunteer organization of close to 250 people with no paid staff.  Volunteers elect a Board of Directors who in turn elect a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.

FISH provides food, clothing, small house wares and transportation to the less fortunate and needy citizens of Williamsburg, James City County and the Bruton District of York County.  Requests for these services are referred to FISH by social service agencies, churches, United Way, Avalon and other agencies.  These services are provided at no cost to the recipient.

FISH does not receive any government or United Way funding and we do not do any fund raising on our own.

FISH depends solely on the generosity of individuals, churches, civic and business organizations as well as grants from foundations and memorial funds.

312 Waller Mill Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185

The women of the WMU meet on the 1st Monday of each month at 2 PM in Room 104. A number of missions projects are done each year. For the month of November they will be collecting toys for local children for Christmas. Donations can be left in the church office. 
For more information, or to get involved, contact Betty Watson – bswatson41@gmail.com