Update on Bailey Smith

Update on Bailey Smith

Recently we received the news that dad was diagnosed with cancer.

This week he begins chemotherapy at MD Anderson hospital in Houston.  The doctors are encouraged that they caught it early and plan to be as aggressive as possible with treatment.

Mom and dad both are in great spirits. They like the doctor and feel good about the cancer protocol.  We boys are amazed at their realistic optimism.  Dad is facing this with his usual tenacity and mom is bearing down with tremendous wisdom and support. We are also encouraged that as of today, he feels great.

Yesterday dad preached at Sagemont Baptist Church in Houston and 97 people professed Christ! Now, this is the way to start cancer treatment!

We are grateful for the many thoughts and prayers that have been offered for him and for our family.   We will post updates here from time to time.

We know that our days are in His hands!  And for that we give thanks.

Scott, Steven, and Josh


  • Todd Kimball says:

    Our prayers and love to you all.

  • Daryl King says:

    Steven, I pray for good health and strength for your father as long as our Lord leaves him here on this earth. I pray for an extension to your father’s very productive and God-honoring ministry. I pray for strength of faith, peace and the assurance of our Lord’s presence for your father and mother. I pray for you and your brothers to be able to rest in our Lord as you pray for and care for your parents. Just as many faithfully prayed for you and your wife, now many will pray for your parents. Our Lord will hear all of these prayers. He will miss nothing of what is going on. He will answer with His love and grace.

  • Neil Carter says:

    As a 34 year old pastor, My wife & I attended a revival service Dr Smith was leading at Whitesburg BC, Huntsville, AL. He preached from Matt 22 and that night I quit trusting myself for salvation & put my faith in Christ alone. Thank you Bro Bailey for being faithful to the Word of God that night, last night and throughout your ministry. Praying for complete healing & continued harvest of souls.

  • kristi Mitchell says:

    I pray for complete healing in the name of Jesus the name above all names. May God use this experience and the evidence of his faith as a witness to others. God is still in control.

  • Tonya Powell says:

    Prayers for your family…I love you and appreciate your witness for our precious Lord and Savior…God is good.

  • Stephen Brittain says:

    I’m glad to hear this good report. Your family is in my prayers. God bless you all.

  • Ken cheek says:

    Great news. praying.

  • Steve Bushey says:

    Praise to the King of Kings! I rejoice with you and — as he has always been– he is in great hands. I don’t know about cancer, but I know the One who made him and loves him. I lift up your whole family –they are in trials of their own. God bless!

  • Doug and Renee' Pigg says:

    Doug and I love and care praying for your family.

  • Johnny Hunt says:

    Joining so many others in praying for one of my HERO in the faith. I love each of the Smith’s!

  • Darrell Wright says:

    Steven, Thanks for the update. So good to hear they feel they caught it early enough to attack it. Just lost my dad last month as it was stage 4 before they discovered it. Tell Bailey that Darrell & Robin love him and are praying for his healing and quick recovery.

  • Amy Busby says:

    Praying for God’s healing hand to be on His servant. Thankful for his ministry and the souls that have come to know our Lord through him.

  • Cherul Ross says:

    My thoughts and prayers for Bailey Smith. Best pastor I ever had the pkeasure,of hearing preach.

  • Lynda elliott says:

    Bailey, you and Sandy have been strong in our Lord for years and years. That strength will shine brightly during this time of treatment. You are loved by thousands of people whom you have helped. You have both helped me and I thank you so much. You have a strong team of pray-ers at St. Andrews Anglican church in Little Rock, too. Standing with you.
    I love you both,
    Lynda Elliott

  • Martha Wood says:

    Will be praying for Bro. Bailey. When he preached in Sherwood Baptist Church in 1985 in Albany, Ga, I was gloriously saved and have not gotten over it. May God grant Mercy and Grace in every phase of this journey for our dear brother.

  • wcdempsey says:

    Praying for my friend,

  • Thank you for the updates.. I will continue to pray for all of you. God is good as we know He is in control.. God bless you all..

  • Wayne Ruthven says:

    Steven, Beverly and I will remain in prayer for your dad, along with your mom and the rest of the family. May God bless you greatly during this family trial. Wayne

  • Scott Andrews says:

    Thanks Steve for this update. Your Dad and Mom have been in my thoughts and prayers since first I heard. I’m also lifting you and your brothers. Love to you and the Smith Family. Only Bailey could preach the Sunday before Chemo and see nearly 100 saved. PTL!!!

  • wcdempsey says:

    Let your dad know I am praying for him

  • Johnny Hunt says:

    Praying for Bailey Smith, he’s a legend!

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