Laurie Smith


Preschool Director / Grace Place Director 

Laurie is a Fort Worth native with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from The University of North Texas. She has taught ages 3 yrs to 4th grade in both public & private schools. “I have no doubt God created me to live a life filled wtih children. They energize me! I love to learn right along with them as I teach. My heart is for each child to know how special they are to Jesus; how unique they are in His eyes and how much He loves them unconditionally regardless of their past or present circumstances. I believe the Church can do this in a fun, safe & loving environment.” – Laurie. She and her husband DeWayne have been married 27 years and have two sons, Jeremy and Drew. DeWayne owns a landscaping business and Laurie loves to cook, create, & spend time with friends.