Superintendent C.L. Smith & First Lady, Evangelist LaTosha Smith
Pastor Clinton Leo Smith is a native of Melbourne, Florida but adopted Southern California as his home when his family moved here in 1977. He served under Pastor Jesse L. Malone of Love Sanctuary C.O.G.I.C and at the age of 22, the Lord called Pastor Smith to ministry where he was ordained as an Elder under Bishop Charles E. Blake.
Pastor Smith has served in many capacities, such as Youth Pastor of True Church C.O.G.I.C., Assistant Pastor of the New Hope C.O.G.I.C. and Co-Pastor of Brighter Days Ministry. At the age of 33 he became a pastor and in September of 1997 Pastor Smith birthed Mountain Top Worship Center. In May of 2004, with the retirement of his mentor, Supt. Jesse Malone, Pastor Smith was appointed as pastor of Love Sanctuary C.O.G.I.C. With the blessed union of Mountain Top Worship Center and Love Sanctuary, Pastor Smith returned to the church that played an integral role in shaping his ministerial life. In January 2017 Pastor Smith was installed as Superintendent of the Love and Unity District by Bishop Joe L. Ealy, Prelate of the First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Southern California.
In addition to his ministerial duties, Pastor Smith challenged God and became a business owner by 29, where is has won numerous business awards and attained other achievements of which he is very proud, including his Associates Degree in Computer Sciences. He and his wife LaTosha Smith have been married for 32 years and from this God ordained union they have been blessed with two daughters, Natosha Prince and Clanesha Smith, a son-in law, Jermaine Prince and three grandchildren.
Superintendent Smith & First Lady LaTosha Smith continue in their ministries, preaching the Word of God and ministering to His people in His name.
A woman of strong unwavering faith, and one who is never confused about the voice of the Lord and the calling on her life, Evangelist LaTosha Smith is walking without hesitation in the predestined path of the Lord.
LaTosha Smith was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She was saved and filled with the Holy Spirit at the age of 16 and has been blessed with the gift of prophesy. She has been called by God to minister to women of all ages and to preach the word of God as an Intercessory Prayer Warrior.
In 1997, Sis. LaTosha Smith became First Lady of Mountain Top COGIC when her husband, Elder C. L. Smith, answered his calling and opened the doors of a new ministry. Mountain Top COGIC later became Love Sanctuary Community Church.
In 2004, First Lady LaTosha Smith was licensed as an Evangelist by Jurisdictional Supervisor and General Supervisor of Women, Dr. Barbara McCoo-Lewis. That same year was the dawning of a new direction that the Lord was taking her. She started the “Women of Vision” Ministry. Its main function is to uplift and encourage the hearts of God’s women everywhere and to provide a shelter for the needy.
As the President of the Women’s Department at Love Sanctuary Community Church, Evangelist LaTosha Smith leads her women to be empowered, be prayerful, and to find their place in ministry. She is a strong believer that seeking the Lord through fasting and praying is an essential tool needed to aide in saving souls, and a way to guarantee that you will not die on the vine. She encourages them to be women of excellence and to show Godly qualities in everything they do.
Evangelist LaTosha Smith has been happily married to Superintendent C.L. Smith for over 30 years. She is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters; Natosha Prince and Clanesha Smith, and a doting grandmother to three grandchildren.
Evangelist LaTosha Smith firmly believes in the scripture, Philippians 4:13 which states, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (KJV)